14-21 December 2019 D-30


Work in Progress

Book your Monday, December 16 for a 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.

The Work in Progress session invites producers of features in post-production to present their work after a screening of an 6-8-minute excerpt of their film (3 to 4 scenes) in front of industry professionals. Frédéric Boyer, the Artistic Director of the festival, conducts the session and moderates the Q&As with the participants.

The Call 2019 for our Work in Progress screening session is now closed. 
  • August, 28th : Apply with your project in post-production on our online platform.
  • October, 16th : call for Work in Progress closes 
Main criteria for applying:
  • the main producer must be European
  • the project is a feature film meant for theatrical release (live-action, animation or documentary) in post-production, of a minimum length of 70min
  • the project should have NO SALES AGENT ATTACHED
  • it must be the first presentation of the project in a WIP session

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

Mandatory attachments are:
  • Long Synopsis (2 to 5 pages)
  • Treatment or Script
  • Financing plan
  • Estimated Budget
  • Pictures

To download the Information and Regulations of the Industry Village 2019, click here.

The selections' results 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 2nd and 3rd representative of the project. The number of representatives per project is limited to 3 persons and one two bedroom apartment.


Work in Progress AWARDS:


Some of the Work in Progress will be eligible to the Eurimages Lab Project Award of 50.000€ in cash. This award is dedicated to innovative projects in terms of content and productions.

While applying, you will have to explain how your project fits the award's criteria.


Worth 10.000€ in image/sound post-production this award granted by TitraFilm will be given to one of projects non-eligible for the Eurimages 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.

In 2018, the Eurimages Lab Project Award was granted to WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court (Spain/Chili), produced by El Viaje Films (Spain), Pomme Hurlante Films (France), Don Quijote Films (Chili) and Kundschafter Fimproduktion (Germany). The TitraFilm Award went to SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt (Germany), produced by Weydemann Bros. GmbH, Kineo Filmproduktion and coproduced by Oma Inge Films. 

The awards were granted by a jury of film industry professionals. In 2018, the WiP Jury was composed by Gaia Furrer (Head of Programing for Venice Film Festival's Giornate degli Autori), Trevor Groth (30WEST) and Alex Traila (Romanian representative to Eurimages).


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


For its 10th edition, the 15 selected projects of the Work in Progress session were: 


AND THEN WE DANCED by Levan Akin, produced by French Quarter Film (Sweden), Takes Film (Georgia)

ATLAS ** by Niccolò Castelli, produced by Imagofilm Lugano (Switzerland), Climax (Belgium)
2012 – Tutti Giù, selected at Locarno IFF, winner of Best Feature Film at Filmfestival Kitzbuehel

BERLINER by Marian Crișan, produced by Rova Film (Romania)

BIRDS by Babis Makridis, produced by Neda Film (Greece) for the Onassis Foundation

HALF-SISTER by Damjan Kozole, produced by Vertigo (Slovenia), Film House Bas Celik (Serbia), Propeler Film (Hungary), Sister And Brother Mitevski Production (Macedonia)

HIDE AND SEEK by Victoria Fiore, produced by My Accomplice (United Kingdom), Bronx Film (Italy)

HOMELESS * by Xesc Cabot & Pep Garrido, produced by Alhena Production (Spain), Atiende Films (Spain)

INTERIOR ** by Marek Lechki, produced by Telemark (Poland), Heliograf (Poland), Kineskop (Poland), Monternia (Poland), Toof (Poland)

SYSTEM CRASHER * by Nora Fingscheidt, produced by Weydemann Bros. Gmbh (Germany), Kineo Filmproduktion (Germany), Oma Inge Film (Germany)

THE CASTLE  ** by Lina Lužytė, produced by Artbox (Lithuania), Samson Films (Ireland)

THE DISCIPLE ** by Ivan Ostrochovský, produced by Punkchart Films (Slovakia), Film & Music Entertainment (Ireland), Negativ Ltd. Film Productions (Czech Republic), Point Film (Romania)

THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, produced by Homeless Bob Production (Estonia), Bufo (Finland), PRPL (Netherlands)

VARIATIONS * by João Maia, produced by David & Golias (Portugal)

WHITE ON WHITE ** by Theo Court, produced by El Viaje Films (Spain), Pomme Hurlante Films (France), Kundschafter Films (Germany), Don Quijote Films (Chile)

WILLOW by Milcho Manchevski, produced by Banana Film (Macedonia), Pioneer Pictures (Hungary), Saga Film (Belgium), Tirana Film Institute (Albania)

* First feature film projects

** Second feature film projects

Within the scope of the partnership with Flanders Image, two Flemish Work in Progress with sales agents already attached were screened during the session, out of competition:

PATRICK by Tom Mielants, produced by Savage Film, sold by Beta Cinema
RAIN ANYWAY by Gust Van den Berghe, produced by Minds Meet, sold by Coproduction Office

Lastly, to celebrate in our own way Les Arcs Film Festival's 10th birthday, some scenes of the film THE COUNTY directed by Grímur Hákonarson, produced by Netop Films (Iceland), Profile Pictures (Denmark), One Two Films (Germany) and Haut et Court (France), and sold worldwide by New Europe Film Sales, were premiered at the Work in Progress session, also out of competition.

Grímur Hákonarson's previous feature, Rams, one of Les Arcs' Snowflakes, presented at the Coproduction Village in 2013, and as a Work in Progress the following year, was selected in more than 20 festivals worldwide and won prestigious awards, such as Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Festival in 2015.

23 European countries were represented in the selection, including coproduction countries. The applying projects received in 2018 came from 33 different European countries. 

Among all the directors attached to the projects received by the Industry Village for the Work in Progress session, 32% were women and 68% were men.  In the selection, 3 projects were directed by women. The ratio was 20%-80%.


Frédéric Boyer
Artistic Director

Jérémy Zelnik
Head of Industry

Anna Ciennik
Industry Village Manager

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin 


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