Work in Progress

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

The Work-in-progress, what is it?

The Work in Progress is a presentation of about 15 European projects at a post-production stage, selected by Frédéric Boyer, artistic director of the festival and the team. The excerpts are screened during the Industry Village in a cinema at 2000m height.



The call for the 2021 edition of the Work-in-progress is now open! You can submit your project in post-production following this link :

The call will close on October 13th, 2021.

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And a reminder of the main criteria for applying:

  • The production should be European majority
  • The project is a feature film (live-action, animation or documentary) in shooting or post-production (minimum length: 70min)
  • The project should have no sales agent attached
  • It must be the first presentation of the project in a WIP session


The 2020 session of work-in-progress was exceptionnally shown online on January 20, 2021. 


Three awards were granted in total. The first awards have been attributed by a jury composed of Eva Sangiorgi (Director of the Viennale, Austria), Karel Och (Artistic Director of Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic), Alex Trӑilӑ (Eurimages Representative), Claire Burger (Film Director) and Fabien Lemercier (Journalist).


Eurimages Lab Project Award

6 projects were competing for this award, which is dedicated to innovative projects in terms of content, form, production and rewards the winner with 50.000 euros.

The award was granted to the project Magdala directed by Damien Manivel.

The Jury’s motivation to this grant is the following:
"A mystical and sensorial immersion in the heart of nature. A sincere non convention cinematic journey in the last days of Maria Magdalena, through the striking expressiveness of Elsa Wolliaston."


TitraFilm Award

11 projects were in competition for this award, which consists in 10.000 euros of post-production services image and/or sound in kind.

The award was granted to the project Clara Sola directed by Natalie Alvarez Mesen.

The Jury’s motivation to this grant is the following:
"An enchanting debut that explores sexuality and spirituality with poetry and grace, crossing the boundaries between the realism and magic."


Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award

Les Arcs Industry Village has the pleasure to collaborate with Alphapanda to provide an award oriented towards digital film marketing. Every projects were eligible to the Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award, which attributes 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.

The award was granted to the project Reflection by Valentyn Vasyanovitch.

The jury was composed of Juliette Schrameck (Producer), Joanna Solecka (Alphapanda) and Mathias Noschis (Alphapanda).

The Jury’s motivation to this grant is the following:
"The material we have seen depicts with outstanding power a human condition under a military conflict which has lasted for 7 years in Ukraine while remaining underexposed in the international media.
The final scene of the work in progress featuring the father and daughter contain the promise of a touching and intimate story with a universal impact. We are confident that this film will make audiences more aware, both on an emotional and a political level."


The selected work-in-progress projects for Les Arcs Industry Village 12th edition of the festival are:


A FLOWER IN THE MOUTH by Eric Baudelaire, produced by Les Films Du Worso (France), Flaneur Films (Germany), and Poulet-Malassis Films (France)

APPLAUSE by Juraj Lehotský, produced by Arytmia (Slovakia), Black Balance (Czech Republic), Harine Films (Poland), Kaleidoscope (Slovakia), and Radio and Television Slovakia (Slovakia)

CLARA SOLA* by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, produced by Hobab (Sweden), Laidak Films (France, Germany), Need Productions (Belgium), Pacifica Grey (Costa Rica), and Resolve Media (USA)

GERDA* by Natalia Kudryashova, produced by Russian Resurrection Llc (Russia), and Central Partnership Llc (Russia)

HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH by Helena Wittmann, produced by Fünferfilm Ug (Germany), and Tita Productions (France)

IF YOU ARE A MAN* by Simon Panay, produced by Loull Production (France), Acacia Productions (Burkina Faso), and Moteur S’il Vous Plaît (France)

LA SALAMANDRE* by Alex Carvalho, produced by Cinenovo (France), High Sea (France), N Filmes (Brasil), San Cinema (Germany), and Scope Pictures (Belgium)

LET IT BE by Łukasz Grzegorzek, produced by Koskino (Poland), and Lower Silesia Film Centre (Poland)

MAGDALA by Damien Manivel, produced by Mld Films (France)

MAN AND DOG* by Stefan Constantinescu, produced by Microfilm (Romania), Doppelganger (Sweden), Klas Film (Bulgaria), and Pandora Film Produktion GmbH (Germany)

PATCHWORK* by Petros Charalambous and Janine Teerling, produced by Amp Filmworks (Cyprus), and Transfax (Israel)

REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, produced by Forefilms (Ukraine)

SMALL BODY* by Laura Samani, produced by Nefertiti Film (Italy), Tomsa Films (France), and Vertigo (Slovenia)

SUMMERLIGHT AND THEN COMES THE NIGHT** by Elfar Adalsteins, produced by Berserk Films (Iceland), Pegasus Pictures (Iceland), Polar Bear (Belgium), and Vilda Bomben Film AB (Sweden)

THE BIRD ATLAS by Olmo Omerzu, produced by Endorfilm (Czech Republic), Cvinger Film (Slovenia), Melocoton Films (France), and Punkchart films (Slovakia)

THE LEGIONNAIRE* by Hleb Papou, produced by Clemart (Italy), and Mact Productions (France)

THE SCARS OF ALI BOULALA* directed by Max Eriksson, produced by Sisyfos Film Production Ab (Sweden), and Folk Film (Norway)


*First feature film; **Second feature film


Frédéric Boyer
Artistic Director

Jérémy Zelnik
Head of Industry

Lison Hervé
Industry Village Projects Coordinator

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin 

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