Work in Progress

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

In 2019, the Work in Progress session of Les Arcs Film Festival will present 18 feature film projects selected throughout Europe. This event is intended to help projects in post-production to find sales agents and distributors and is part of the Industry Village events, which gathers the Coproduction Village and the Talent Village for projects at development stage, as well as the Music Village.
In the selection, 7 projects are directed by women. Thus, the ratio is 39%-61%. Among all the directors that applied to the Industry Village for the Work in Progress session, 34% were women and 66% were men.
The projects we received came from 34 different European countries and 21 are finally represented in the selection, including coproduction countries.

Work in Progress AWARDS:

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. 5 projects out of the 15 selected in competition are eligible for this award (Beauty of the beast, Figures in the urban landscape, In the mirror, Myjing, and Until the land tears us apart).
The award will be attributed by a jury composed of: Mark Adams (Artistic director of Edinburgh IFF), Mathilde Henrot (founder and executive director of Festival Scope, member of the slection’s committee of the Locarno IFF) and Tara Maurel (Eurimages national representative, works in the field of cooperation and coproduction at the CNC).

>  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.
The award will be attributed by a jury composed of: Mark Adams (Artistic director of Edinburgh IFF), Mathilde Henrot (founder and executive director of Festival Scope, member of the slection’s committee of the Locarno IFF) and Azize Tan (Baska Sinema, founder of the Baska Sinema Ayvalik IFF).

> Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award

For the first 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.
The award will be attributed by a jury composed of: Wendy Mitchell (contributing editor for Screen International), Mathias Noschis (Film Marketing Strategist and Founder of Alphapanda) and Joanna Solecka (Film Marketing & Social Media strategist, Audience Design trainer and Head of Alphapanda's office in Warsaw).
Excerpts from those 18 films will be screened in front of Industry professionals (sales agent, distributors, festival programmers…), on Monday 16th in Les Arcs during a session moderated by the Artistic Director of the festival, Frédéric Boyer.
The award ceremony will take place the same day.


The selected projects for Les Arcs Industry Village 11thedition of the festival are:


 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 will be 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


The sale of Industry Village Packs including the accreditation to the Industry events and the accomodation for 3 nights are available until November 20. All the information here


Frédéric Boyer
Artistic Director

Jérémy Zelnik
Head of Industry

Anna Ciennik
Industry Village Manager

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin 

+ 33 (0)1 82 28 50 10

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