Cinéma du Réel - International documentary film festival

ParisDOC Works-in-Progress

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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, as well as their potential to successfully meet the demands and challenges of the cinema industry.

These films 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.

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 2018:

- 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 13, 2017 to February 9, 2018

ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2018 :

5th édition

March 26 and 27, 2018


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

Download the catalog 2018: here

Download the call for projects and requirements: here