[Filmfestivalresearch] [aff] Fourth edition US in Progress Wrocław 2014, part of American Film Festival Wrocław 2014
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Fourth edition US in Progress Wrocław 2014, part of American Film Festival Wrocław 2014
The fourth edition of the US in Progress co-production forum will be held on October 22-25, 2014, during the 5th American Film Festival in Wrocław (October 21-26).
The event, targeting Polish and European film professionals, aims to facilitate contacts and develop professional networking with young, independent filmmakers from the United States. It is the only event of its kind in Europe. Invite-only screenings will feature six projects selected among forty submissions of independent American feature-length films in the final editing stages. We congratulate the 2014 US in Progress Wrocław participants:
Flycatcher, dir. Malcolm Murray
God Bless the Child, dir. Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck i Roberto Machoian
Homefront, dir. Tyler Walker and Fidel Ruiz-Healy
Nakom, dir. Travis Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris
Stinking Heaven, dir. Nathan Silver
Take Me to the River, dir. Matt Sobel
who will attend the 3-day event in Wrocław.
Polish post-production studios are welcome to take part in the program, offer their services or expand their network of potential international clients.
The 2013 US in Progress partners (who also provided the prizes - post-production service packages) included Platige Image, DI Factory, Alvernia and Soundflower Studio. This year, Chimney has joined the ranks, while prizes are also being offered by Producer's Network at Cannes and Ale Kino+ (TV rights acquisition offer).
In 2013, top prizes went to the producers of the film Sun Belt Express (dir. Evan Wolf Buxbaum) and Lake Los Angeles (dir. Mike Ott). Both films had their world premieres in the USA and will screen this year in competition as part of the Spectrum section at the American Film Festival.
The best films from the last Paris (during the Champs-Elysees Film Festival) and Wrocław editions constitute the core of AFF repertoire and, after their world premieres, will compete in the Festival's Spectrum section. These include Onur Turkel's Summer of Blood, Leah Meyerhoff's I Believe in Unicorns as well as Sun Belt Express and Lake Los Angeles.
Importantly, reps of the top European distributors and sales agents can see unfinished projects and offer feedback and deals at the early stages of production (before screenings at Sundance or Berlinale) enabling the films to break through to the European market.
The 2014 US in Progress formula is expanded to include a location scouting tour in Lower Silesia (in partnership with the Wrocław Film Commission), as well as a presentation of Polish projects looking for American co-producers. Polish filmmakers are increasingly seeking North American partners and are interested in learning more about new and alternative ways to produce and finance films outside the mainstream system.
To learn more or contact US in Progress please email: aff at snh.org.pl
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