12-19 dec 2020 D-42


Work in Progress

A Wip screening at 2000 meters above the sea

The Work In Progress session screens excerpts from European films in post-production to sales agents, festival programmers, distributors and funds.





Registration of Work in Progress 2020:
August 28 Opening of the Work in Progress call
October 14 (midnight) Closing of the Work in Progress call

Eligibility criteria:
- The main producer must be European
- The project is a feature film (live-action, animation or documentary) in postproduction (minimum length: 70min)
- The project should have NO SALES AGENT ATTACHED
- It must be the first presentation of the project in a WIP session

Mandatory attachments are:
- Long Synopsis
- Treatment or Script
- Financing plan
- Estimated Budget
- A link to watch a cut or a few scenes of the film (10 minutes material minimum)
- Picture (for the representative of the film and the film / check the specs on our application platform)

The online application must be done in English, but attachments can be sent in English or French.

The Industry Village regulations can be downloaded from the registration page.

The results of the selection will be announced mid-November.

The festival covers accreditation, 3 nights accommodation, and the shuttle from Geneva airport or Bourg Saint Maurice train station to Les Arcs for one representative per selected project. Special fares are proposed to the 2nd. The number of representatives per project is limited to 2 persons and one two-bedroom apartment.*

* This information is subject to change depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic.


The sale of Industry Village Packs including the accreditation to the Industry events and the accomodation for 3 nights will be available for sale in September 2020.


The selected projects will be competing for three awards: 

> Eurimages Lab Project Award

For a prize of 50.000€ in cash. This award is dedicated to innovative projects in terms of content, form and production.

>  TitraFilm Prize

For image/sound post-production services, worth 10.000€.
Only the projects not eligible for the Eurimages Lab Project Award are competing for this award.

> Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award

For the second time this year Les Arcs Industry Village has the pleasure to collaborate with Alphapanda to provide an Audience Engagement Award oriented towards digital film marketing. The company will attribute to one project an award of 5 000€ - composed of 600€ of advertising spend and 4 400€ in-kind to develop a digital marketing strategy and implement a social media campaign around the awarded film’s festival premiere. All films participating in the Work in Progress are eligible.

Excerpts from the selected films will be screened in front of Industry professionals (sales agent, distributors, festival programmers…), on in Les Arcs during a session moderated by the Artistic Director of the festival, Frédéric Boyer.


The selected projects for Les Arcs Industry Village 11th edition of the festival were:


BEAUTY OF THE BEAST* by Anna Nemes, produced by Elf Pictures (Hungary)
DARK RIDER by Eva Küpper, produced by Serendipity Films (Belgium), Clin d’Oeil Films (Belgium) and Volya Films (the Netherlands)
FIGURES IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE* by Ekaterina Selenkina, produced by Vladimir Nadein (Russia) and Dutch Mountain Film (The Netherlands)
HAVEL** bySlávekHorák, produced by Tvorba Films (Czech Republic)
THE GRAVEDIGGER* by Khadar Ahmed, produced by Bufo (Finland), Pyramide Productions (France) and Twenty Twenty Vision (Germany)
THE HILL WHERE LIONNESSES ROAR* by Luàna Bajrami, produced by Vents Contraires (France) and OrëZanë Films (Kosovo)
LUZZU* by Alex Camilleri,  produced by Fishers of Men (Malta)
MYJING** by Alessandro De Toni, produced by Ladoc (Italy)
PRÆY by Nabil Ben Yadir, produced by 10.80 Films (Belgium), Maje Productions (France), Les Films du Fleuve (Belgium) and A Team Productions (Belgium)
SHORTA* by Fredrik Louis Hviid and Anders Ølholm, produced by Toolbox Film(Denmark)  
TENERIFE* by Roman Vasyanov, produced by Metrafilms (Russia)
THE LAST RIDE OF THE WOLVES* by Alberto De Michele, produced by Halal (the Netherlands) and Jolefilm (Italy)
THE USERS** by Ivan Ikić, produced by Sense Production (Serbia), Kepler Film (the Netherlands), Tramal Films (Slovenia), SCCA (Bosnia Herzegovina) and Les Films d’Antoine (France)
TO SAIL CLOSE TO THE WIND* by Gregoris Rentis, produced by Asterisk* (Greece), Byrd (Greece) and Good Fortune Films (France)
UNTIL THE LAND TEARS US APART* by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe, produced by Films de Force Majeure (France)
Also, on the occasion of our focus on Finland and Baltic countries we have partnered with Industry@Tallin & Baltic Event and selected one of their Work in Progress which will screen at both events:
IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, produced by Hargla Company (Latvia) and Just A Moment (Lithuania)


Finally, excerpts from two projects in post-production with sales agents already attached were screened for the first time:
SLALOM* directed by Charlène Favier, produced by Mille et Une Production (France), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma (France), Panache Productions (Belgium), La Compagnie Cinématographique (Belgium), Charlie bus production (France) and sold by Jour2Fête.
LAMB* directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson, produced by Go To Sheep (Iceland), Madants (Poland), Spark Film&TV (Sweden) and sold by par New Europe Film Sales.


* First feature film projects

** Second feature film projects


Frédéric Boyer
Artistic Director

Jérémy Zelnik
Head of Industry

Anna Ciennik
Industry Village Manager

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin 


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