Films in progress submission 31

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MARCH 23RD & 24TH 2017

Deadline for presenting a work-in-progress:
January the 29th 2017

Films in Progress 31 will take place in Toulouse on march 23rd and 24th 2017 in the scope of Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse festival (March 17-26 2017)

Films in Progress, a joint initiative between Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse and the San Sebastian Festival, endeavours to facilitate the completion of rigorously selected independant latinoamerican 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 Sebastián.
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 profesionnals, amongst the most influencial 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: El Invierno by Emiliano Torres (Special Jury Prize and Jury Prize for Best Cinematograhy at the 64th San Sebastian Festival), Rara by Pepa San Martín (Horizontes Award in San Sebastian), El Cristo ciego by Christopher Murray (in competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival), Los Nadie by Juan Sebastián Mesa (Audience Award at the 31st Venice International Film Critics Week), 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 strenghten, with as much pragmatism and efficiency as possible, respect for and the promotion of cultural diversity based on a spirit of solidarity and cooperation.



  • Toulouse's Films in Progress Award consists in 56.850 € 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 he calibration from Commune Image and the coordindaton of the post-production from Eaux vives.
  •  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 + broadcast
  • 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 lenght of the feature film in its final version must be superior to 60 minutes
  • The registrated film must be at the post-production stage (minimum first cut)
  • The cut submited for the evaluation must be subtitled in English or in Spanish if it is not spoken in spanish
  • There is no charge of fees for the registration
  • The inscription have to be done onlinehere 
  • Dead line : January the 29th 2017
  • In the case that the film is selected:

    • the director and the producer have to be in Toulouse on march 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017
    • the film must be subtitled in english 
    • the screening format is Blu Ray (3 copies for back up)

The selection will be anounced early march


Cinéma en Construction Toulouse
11-13 Grande Rue Saint Nicolas
31 300 Toulouse
00 33 561 32 98 83

Esther Saint-Dizier

Eva Morsch Kihn


Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (C.N.C) - Région Midi-Pyrénées - Conseil Général de la Haute-Garonne - Mairie de Toulouse  - Caisse Centrale d’Activités Sociales du personnel des industries électriques et gazières (C.C.A.S) - CINÉ + - Mactari - Titrafilm - Eaux Vives - Firefly - Commune image - Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai (C.I.C.A.E) - Europa Distribution - EP2C Postproduction training program - La Cinéfondation - La Trame - l‘École Supérieure d’Audiovisuel (E.S.A.V) - Producers Network (Cannes) - Signis - Europa Creativa Media -  Programa Ibermedia - CACI (Conferencia de Autoridades Cinematográficas Iberoamericanas) - Daniel Goldstein - Deluxe Spain - Dolby Iberia - Laserfilm Cine y Video - Nephilim producciones - No Problem Sonido - Wanda Visión