Six projects selected for this year’s works-in-progress event targeted at US independent filmmakers and European buyers.
Poland’s US in Progress Wrocław event has announced the six projects that will feature in its 2013 edition.
The two-day works-in-progress event presents US films in the final stages of production stages to European buyers, post-production houses and festivals in order to help them achieve completion and to foster the circulation and distribution of US indie films in Europe.
The invite-only screenings and one-to-one meetings will take place as part of of the 4th American Film Festival in Wrocław, Poland (Oct 23-25).
The films, selected from around 40 submissions, include:
Lake Los Angeles by Mike Ott (produced by Athina Rachel Tsangari),
Happy Baby by Stephen Elliott (produced by Jessica Caldwell )
Some Beasts by Cameron Nelson (produced by Ashley Maynor and Courtney Ware)
Wild Canaries by Lawrence Michael Levine (produced by Sophia Takal, Kim Sherman and McCabe Walsh)
Sun Belt Express by Evan Wolf Buxbaum (producers: Noah Lang and Iyabo Boyd)
Summer of Blood by director-producer Onur Tukel.
A jury will distribute among the selected works the awards including post-production services from European partner companies worth almost $60,000 and promotional services from other partners.
US in Progress’ partners are: Platige Image (Warsaw), DI Factory (Warsaw), Alvernia Studios (Krakow), composer Maciej Zielinski of Soundflower Studio (Warsaw), Soundplace (Warsaw), DCinex (Belgium), VSI (Paris), Europa Distribution, CICAE and Cannes Marche du Film’s Producers Network.
US in Progress Wrocław (fka Gotham in Progress) was started in 2011 by the New Horizons Association and Black Rabbit Film.
Previous films presented at the event include I Used To Be Darker by Matt Porterfield and American Milkshake by David Andalman, both of which screened at Sundance earlier this year.
Other previous titles include Hide Your Smiling Faces by Daniel Carbone (Berlinale Generation, Tribeca), Bluebird by Lance Edmands (Tribeca, Karlovy Vary), Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin’s Now, Forager: a Film About Love and Fungi (Rotterdam, New Directors/New Films, Gotham Awards nominee), Amy Seimetz’s Sun Don’t Shine (SXSW, Edinburgh IFF, Gotham Awards nominee) and Devyn Waitt’s Not Waving But Drowning (Sarasota FF).