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Us In Progress (Champs-Elysées Film Festival)
US indie filmmakers, submit your narrative feature projects.
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5,000 euros
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Due April 1st, 2019 - US IN PROGRESS in an industry event held biannually in Paris, France during Champs-Elysées Film Festival (this year from June 19 to 21) and in Wroclaw, Poland during American Film Festival (November). This professional programme is a collaboration between these two festivals and seeks to facilitate the circulation of American independent cinema in Europe by bringing decision makers from all over Europe to discover new US filmmakers.

During 3 intensive days, the selected project holders will pitch their projects (show 20 min of excerpt and make a 10 min presentation) in front of top European decision makers in an intimate environment, have one-on-one meetings with them and attend workshops and networking cocktails, lunches and diners. A Jury of 5 professionals from the industry will choose the project that will receive a cash prize of 5000 euros.

Why promote US indie films in Europe?
Studio productions often offer a conventional and limited vision of American talents. American independent cinema is in a difficult position, with no public fundings for production in the US, no grants for European distribution and no official coproduction agreements between the US and other countries. US in Progress aims to fill that void by showcasing 6 to 10 American feature films (narratives only for this edition) in post production stage to an audience of European sales agents, french distributors, festival programmers and producers. Each year, our selection strives to represent the diversity and wealth of this American cinema, even its gray areas that continue to surprise us.

APPLICATION BASIC REQUIREMENTS
 1) Narrative feature projects with all or a majority of principal photography completed are eligible. Post production should NOT be complete.
 2) Application must include a link to a rough/fine cut of AT LEAST 40 minutes. TRAILERS, ROUGH CUTS UNDER 40 MINUTES AND SHORTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
 3) Production Company needs to be US BASED, though the project may be filmed internationally.
 4) Projects looking for completion money, services and sales agent or European distribution should apply.
 5) Films with no US or International premiere nor European sales representation prior to June 21th 2019 are eligible.
 6) If your project is selected, the director or producer is required to be present for the entire duration of the program (June 19-21th 2019). A 20 min excerpt will be selected with the help of USIP team to be presented to the decision makers. You will need to provide a backup during the event.
 7) US in Progress covers up to 500 euros per selected project to help the project holders attend the programme. If you have a scheduling conflict, we encourage you to apply in a future cycle when you are available.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Grand Prize:
5,000 euros

Eligibility
Open to US filmmakers.

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