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Films in Progress : call for entries

Thursday 14 January 2016, by SIGNIS

Toulouse, Brussels, January 14th, 2016 (SIGNIS/Films in Progress). “Films in Progress” will take place in Toulouse on March 16th and 17th 2016 in the scope of Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse festival (March 11-20 2016).

“Films in Progress”, a joint initiative between Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse and the San Sebastian Festival, endeavours to facilitate the completion of rigorously selected independent Latin-American films. They are facing difficulties in finding their way into the post-production stage.

Since 2002, this double event presents an annual selection of 12 works-in-progress in two sessions: 6 films in Toulouse in March and 6 films in September in San Sebastian.

“Films in Progress” allows for these films to be finalized, it gives them an international visibility among professionals and promotes their circulation and exhibition.

“Films in progress” encourages the meeting and cooperation between the producers of the selected works-in-progress and European partners to make the films reach screens and audiences, with more than 300 professionals, amongst the most influential on the European and international level, which take part each year to these two sessions. “Films in progress” is the unmissing and strategic meeting point with the Latin-American films.

In the last years, “Films in progress” has contributed efficiently in the completion, difusion and commercialisation of the most remarkable Latin-American films: Tony Manero by Pablo Larraín, Gloria by Sebastián Lelio, Sangre by Amat Escalante, Infancia Clandestina by Benjamín Ávila, La sirga by William Vega, La Playa by Juan Andrés Arango, Pelo Malo by Mariana Rondón, Historia del Miedo by Benjamin Naishtat, Matar a un hombre by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Ixcanul de Jayro Bustamente, Desde Allá de Lorenzo Vigas...

By involving film professionals capable of contributing to the post-production, and by encouraging distributors and promoters to diversify their offer, San Sebastian and Toulouse hope to develop and strengthen, with as much pragmatism and efficiency as possible, respect for and the promotion of cultural diversity based on a spirit of solidarity and cooperation.

Three awards

  • The Toulouse’s Films in Progress Award consists in 58.850 € of post-production services to be made in France, offered by prestigious organisations: a grant from the CNC, a residence in Paris by the CCAS, audio post-production from Mactari, tecnicals works from Titra TVS, color correction program by Firelfly, auditorium and material for the calibration from Commune Image and the coordination of the post-production from Eaux vives
  • The Ciné + Award consists in the guarantee of a purchase to the French distributor of the winning film for the amount of 15.000 Euros by Ciné +
  • The European Distributors and Exhibitors Award consists in the promotion of the winning film in the networks of 130 distributors of Europa Distribution and in the 2.000 exhibitors of CICAE.


  • The feature films presented must be a minoritaire or major Latin American production
  • The length of the feature film in its final version must be over 60 minute
  • The film must be at the post-production stage (minimum first cut)
  • The cut submitted for evaluation must be subtitled in English or in Spanish if it is not Spanish-speaking
  • There is no charge of fees for the registration
  • Dead line : January the 20th 2016

If the film is selected:

  • The director and the producer have to be in Toulouse on March 16th, 17th and 18th of 2016
  • The film must be subtitled in English
  • The screening format is Blu Ray (copies for back up)

The selection will be announced in early March 2016

Click here for the online submission link.

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