Two-day works in progress event to take place during third American Film Festival, which runs Nov 13-18.
Six features in post-production, including Matt Porterfield’s [pictured] I Used To Be Darker and David Andalman’s Milkshake, have been selected for the two-day US in Progress Wrocław event, which will take place during the third American Film Festival (Nov 13-18) in Wrocław, Poland.
The latest projects from Porterfield and Andalman will be shown to a group of European buyers, programmers and post-production companies in a series of closed screenings, giving them a chance to find a world sales agent and distributor as well as securing post-production partners. A jury will also award one of the works in progress with a package of post-production services from partner companies worth $40,000.
Another award will contribute to the promotion and distribution of the winning project, with one producer receiving free registration at the Producers Network during the Cannes Market.
The full list of projects selected are:
I Used To Be Darker by Matt Porterfield (prod. Steve Holmgren & Ryan Zacharias)
Milkshake by David Andalman (prod. Mariko Munro)
Bluebird by Lance Edmands (prod. Kyle Martin)
A Song Still Inside by Gregory Collins (prod. Patricia Beaury & Rodrigo Lopresti)
Cantuckee by Kimberly Levin (prod. Kurt Pitzer)
Hide Your Smiling Faces by Daniel Carbone (prod. Matthew Petock)
Around 25 European buyers will attend the event, which runs Nov 14-16, with Wild Bunch (France), Artificial Eye (UK), The Works (UK), Reel Suspects (France), Sophie Dulac Distribution (France), Imagine Film (Belgium), Gutek Film and Polsat (Poland) among those in attendance. Programmers from Berlin, Cannes and Locarno will also be at the event.
US in Progress Wrocław, formerly Gotham in Progress, was started last year by New Horizons Association and Black Rabbit Film. This year saw it expand to Paris where it was part of Sophie Dulac’s Champs-Elysées Film Festival with Hannah Fidell’s A Teacher winning the main prize. Successes of last year’s Wrocław edition include Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin’s Now, Forager: a Film About Love and Fungi which has since been sold for distribution to eight countries by New Europe Film Sales.
American Film Festival and US in Progress Wrocław is supported by the City of Wrocław, Embassy of the United States in Warsaw and Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.