The 9th edition of US in Progress Wrocław will be held from the 6th till the 8th of November as a part of 10th American Film Festival. US in Progress aims to facilitate professional networking among European and Polish film professionals and independent filmmakers from the United States.
The 2019 US in Progress Wrocław partners provide in-kind awards of post-production service packages of combined value amounting to $50,000 for American Projects. The partners are leading Polish sound and image studios:
Coloroffon (http://coloroffonfilm.pl/index.php/o-nas/) offers color grading up to the value of $10 000 (Nucoda FilmMaster or DaVinci Resolve) including processes of conforming and export
Fixafilm (http://www.fixafilm.pl/en/) offers digital post-production services up to the value of $10 000 (excluding 35 mm processing/scan). The services include conforming, color grading, grain/noise management, finishing, mastering, simple VFX, DCP and other file based masters
Orka Studio (http://www.orkafilm.pl/about/) offers digital post-production services up to the value of $10 000 (excluding 35 mm processing/scan) including conforming, color grading, or finishing, mastering, simple SFX, DCP and sound post-production services excluding final mix room rental. Project consultations on each level of post-production. Possibility of building great European network and connections with creative teams
Platige Image (https://www.platige.com) offers a $10 000 voucher valid until December 2020 that can be put towards any of the services offered by the company and provides artistic and expert support during the production and post-production process
Soundflower Studio (http://www.polishcomposer.com/) offers audio post-production services or soundtrack composed by Maciej Zieliński – each service worth $10 000
Other awards include an acquisition offer from Ale kino+ and a free pass to Cannes Producers' Network next year and a round trip ticket up to the cost of $1000 USD for post-production in Poland sponsored by New Horizons Association.
The programme seeks to foster a climate of mutual exchange and networking between American and European producers. Round-table on Transcontinental Co-Production will take place on Friday, 8th of November and will be moderated by Dana Pohl (Polish Producers Alliance). American film professionals invited to participate are as follows:
Andrew Hevia is a Cuban American filmmaker from Miami. He co-produced the Academy Award winning film Moonlight for director Barry Jenkins and his feature documentary Leave the Bus through the Broken Window, that world premiered at SXSW.
Jay Van Hoy is a co-founder of Parts & Labor. The directors whose films were produced by Parts & Labor include David Lowery, Robert Eggers or Mike Mills. Latest production is Robert Eggers’ second feature, The Lighthouse.
Zach Nutman is the Director of Development at Animal Kingdom, the New York-based production company behind It Follows, Paterson, Short Term 12. Prior to that, Zach worked on the acquisitions team at Neon, the indie-studio behind I, Tonya.
Monique Walton is a producer behind the short film SKUNK (written & directed by Annie Silverstein) which won first prize at 2014 Cannes - Cinéfondation. Monique has also produced Bull (directed by Annie Silverstein), which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard.
Stephanie Wilcox is an LA-based producer and the head of production & development for Rumble Films. Most recently she produced Małgorzata Szumowska’s The Other Lamb. Other film credits to date include Nightcrawler, Whiplash and Drive, among others.
Adam Kersh is a publicist in the indie film sphere, has experience in launching films at Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, TIFF and Venice. He has worked with Sean Baker (The Florida Project), David Robert Mitchell (It Follows) or Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture). Co-founder of Brigade Marketing.
The day will be complimented by presentations of Polish projescts, production incentives, co-production possibilities and one-on-one meetings. Thanks to all the partners supporting Polish-American cooperation in the film industry.