ParisDOC Works-in-Progress


ParisDOC Works-in-Progress

A tailored platform to considerdiscuss and plan the career of your film !

The ParisDOC Works-in-Progress actively support the distribution, promotion and placement of feature documentaries by linking, at a key stage of the production process, project holders (filmmakers and producers) to industry professionals.

The works-in-progress are selected based on their compatibility with Cinéma du Réel’s vision of promoting diversity in storytelling, and have the opportunity to be screened once in Paris, in theatrical conditions, in front of a select audience of French and international experts: festival and TV programmers, sales agents, theatrical and digital distributors who play a relevant and strategic role in the distribution and placement of new films in the industry.

Each Works-in-Progress screening is followed by active discussions between producers and/or filmmakers and industry professionals, who will provide consultations, strategic advice, and a chance to establish working collaborations. These discussions times can take the form of a Q&A and/or one-to-one meetings, depending on the wishes and needs of the participants.

The ParisDOC Works-in-Progress are a unique opportunity for project holders to plan the career of their film in a creative environment, and for industry professionals to discover new and exciting projects during their final stages of production.

– you are a professional engaged in an activity related to film distribution and broadcast: festival and TV programmers, sales agents, theatrical and digital distributors. Contact us in order to participate in ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2019:

– you are a project holder: director and/or producer, and want to submit to ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2018. Please click here to fill in the online submission form.

Projects submissions open from December 03, 2018 to February 01, 2019

ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2019 :

6th édition

March 19 and 20, 2019


Download the call for projects and requirements: here

Check out the 2018 ParisDOC Works-in-Progress selection: here

Download the catalog 2018: here




Launched in 2014 by Cinéma du réel, ParisDOC offers a series of events designed to engage professionals, support their needs, and encourage meetings and networking.

The Works-in-Progress, the Public Forum, the Matinales, and the various round tables are conceived as facilitators of projects : occasions for dynamic exchanges, with a perspective of development for the documentary cinema, from its production to its distribution.

ParisDOC is also a professional video library in open access and four days of conviviality, a unique opportunity for French and international professionals to meet, exchange and launch new projects.

The 2019 edition of ParisDOC will take place from March 19 to 22, 2019


Download the leaflet of the 2018 edition: here

More info:

Submit a project


ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2019

– 6° Edition –


Submit your work-in-progress between December 3rd and February 1st


Looking for a festival plan, sales, theatrical, digital or TV distribution for your upcoming creative documentary? Register to ParisDOC Works-in-Progress! The call for projects is open from December 03, 2018 to February 01, 2019.

Created in 2014, ParisDOC 2 days of work-in-progress screenings actively support the distribution, promotion and placement of feature-documentaries by connecting project holders to industry professionals.

ParisDOC Works-in-Progress represent a unique opportunity to plan the career of a film in a creative environment.

Industry professionals have the chance to discover new and exciting projects at a key stage of their production process.

The 6th edition of ParisDOC Works-in-Progress will take place during the Cinéma du réel film festival, on March 19 and 20, 2019.

Find out the selection requirements and process: here.

To fill in the ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2019 submission form: please click here.

ParisDOC Public Forum


Observatory of political, economic and legal changes in the sector, quality time for debate and genuine training lab: ParisDOC Public Forum allows professionals to understand the structural evolutions of the industry, to exchange with experts and to question the documentary production and its evolution both in a national and international scale.

More information soon.