Organized since 2013 in collaboration with the American Film Festival, US IN PROGRESS PARIS, a three-day work in progress event targeted at US independent filmmakers and European buyers, will take place in the scope of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival from June 20th till 22nd 2017 in Paris, France.

    The organizers are looking for US independent films in post-production stage (rough & fine cuts). The call for entries is open till April 20th 2017. Application form and Terms and Conditions can be found here.

    The application requirements are the following:

    • Narrative and documentary feature projects in post-production are eligible.
    • Production Company needs to be US based.
    • Films looking for completion money, services and sales agent or European distribution should apply.
    • Films in post-production when applying, with at least 30 min of the film edited and to reach feature format by June 1st. If selected, the feature length version of the rough/fine cut will be presented on June 20-22 behind closed doors to top European buyers. No excerpts or trailers will be accepted.
    • Films with no US or International premiere nor European sales representation prior to June 22nd 2017 are eligible.

    US IN PROGRESS is a joint initiative between New Horizons Association (American Film Festival) in Poland and French Champs-Elysées Film Festival. US IN PROGRESS presents independent American movies in final production stages to a group of European buyers, post-production companies and festival programmers in order to help the projects to achieve completion and to foster the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe. US IN PROGRESS involves two yearly get-togethers at two different festivals (Paris in June and Wroclaw in October – call for entries for the US IN PROGRESS WROCLAW opens in April at www.americanfilmfestival.pl).

    Selected projects' representatives are invited to Paris (1 flight and accommodation) for two days of exclusive screenings of the 5 selected films (behind closed doors, for registered guests only), intense networking and one-to-one meetings with the buyers on June 22nd 2017. 

    As a bonus to contracts resulting from the presentations and meetings, a jury made of professionals (Europa Distribution, Producers Network, Ciné+, Eaux Vives Productions, TitraFilm, Kickstarter, Centre Phi) will award one of the selected work inprogress with a post-production and promotion services package.

    The last Paris and Wroclaw editions attracted more than 40 buyers and producers. Recent alumni of US in Progress premiered at Sundance (MENASHE), Berlin 2017 (MENASHE and CALIFORNIA DREAMS), SXSW 2017 (EASY LIVING, PORTO, LA BARRACUDA, INHERITANCE).

    US IN PROGRESS is also pleased to announce its inaugural partnership with Salem Street Entertainment and UnLtd Productions who offer up to 35% equity investment to a selected project (subject to mutually agreed upon conditions).

    Entry form and Rules and Regulations.

    More on US IN PROGRESS available on www.americanfilmfestival.pl and www.champselyseesfilmfestival.com/2016/us-in-progress/.