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ParisDOC Works-in-Progress actively supports the distribution and promotion of documentary feature films by connecting project promoters (directors and producers) with broadcasters and exhibitors, at a decisive stage in the production process.

Unfinished French and international films are selected according to their production stage, to their exhibition needs and potential, and to the consistency of their approach with Cinéma du Réel.

From March 15 to 17, 2022, selected films will have the possibility of being screened once in their entirety at the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, a historic partner of Cinéma du Réel located in the heart of Paris.

Attendees will consist of carefully selected French and international industry professionals who play an active and strategic role in giving films the visibility they need: festival programmers, sales agents, TV programmers, theatrical and online distributors, as well as theater exhibitors.

Each screening will be followed by a discussion, which can take on the form of an informal conversation and/or a one-on-one meeting according to participants’ wishes and needs.

Thanks to a carefully curated program, ParisDOC Works-in-Progress offers a unique opportunity for project promoters to outline their films’ future in a favorable environment, and for professionals to gain exclusive access to new and promising projects.


In 2022, the film lineup at Works-in-Progress, as results from our annual call-for-projects, will be supplemented by a selection of films in the editing stage, all produced on the African continent. Collaborations of this type were first launched in 2020. They diversify the offer presented to distribution professionals while energizing the conversations being had.

Aiming to provide the best possible support for selected projects, ParisDOC Works-in-Progress has established a partnership with Studio Orlando. As a result, one of the selected projects will benefit from post-production support (sound mixing or color-grading) from the Studio.

– 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 2022:

– Download the PDF presentation and regulation 2022: here

– Consult the previous selections of ParisDOC Works-in-Progress : here

In partnership with Docubox


Andrew Harrison Brown
Moses Thuranira