ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2021

8e Works-in-Progress / 16 – 19 March 2021
EXPANDED EDITION

9 feature-length documentary projects, French and internationals, at different stages of production.

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A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouky

Countries of production: France / Switzerland / Netherlands / Palestine
Original title: A Thousand Fires
Production: Point du Jour – Les films du balibari (Estelle Robin You)
Co-production: AKKA Films (Palmyre Badinier), BIND (Joram Willink), ODEH Films (May Odeh)
Stage: last stage of editing

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GWETTO by Michaël Andrianaly

Country of production: Madagascar
Original title: Gwetto
Production: IMASOA Film (Michaël Andrianaly)
Stage: rough cut

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BRAZZA d’Antoine Boutet

Country of production: France
Original title: Ici Brazza
Production: Sister Productions (Julie Paratian)
Stage: shooting and editing

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IF I GO, WHERE DO I GO? de Amit Dutta

Country of production: India
Original title: Jaye to jaye kahan (जाएँ तो जाएँ कहाँ)
Production: self-produced by director Amit Dutta 
Co-production: Ashish Avikunthak
Stage: post production

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OF DOGS AND GODS (titre de travail) de Laurent Van Lancker

Countries of production: Belgium / France
Original title: Of dogs and gods (final title to be confirmed)
Production: Roue Libre Production (David Borgeaud)
Stage: post production

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UPRISING by Laurie Lassalle

Country of production: France
Original title: Soulèvement
Production: Les Films de l’œil sauvage (Quentin Laurent)
Stage: editing in progress

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For the second year, ParisDOC invites 3 European festivals to present
3 projects.

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In collaboration with Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and Czech Film Fund:

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KAPR CODE by Lucie Králová

Country of production: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Original title: Kapr
Production: Andrea Shaffer (Mindset Pictures), Martin Reznicek (DOCUfilm Praha)
Co-Production : Czech Television, VIRUSfilm Slovakia, MagicLab Czech Republic
Stage: post production

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In collaboration with Torino Film Festival and Piemonte Doc Film Fund:

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THE MOMENT OF TRANSITION by Chiara Marotta

Country of production: Italy
Original title: Il Momento di Passaggio
Production: La Sarraz (Alessandro Borrelli)
Stage: rough cut

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In collaboration with CinéDOC – Tbilisi and Georgian National Film Center:

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WATER HAS NO BORDERS by Maradia Tsaava

Countries of production: Georgia / France
Original title: წყალს არ აქვს საზღვრები
Production: OpyoDoc (Mariam Chachia)
Co-Production: Faites Un Vœu
Stage: rough cut

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 

In order to support the selected projects, Studio Orlando and Cannes Docs are partners of ParisDOC Works-in-Progress. As such, one of the selected projects will benefit from post-production support (sound mix or color grading) from Studio Orlando. Four of the selected projects will be presented by Cinéma du réel at Cannes Docs, organized as part of the Cannes Film Market 2021.

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NEW IN 2021: THE EXPERTS  

3 professionals will offer personalized consultations to project holders: constructive feedback at a key stage of the work process.

Richard Copans – Cinematographer, Director and Producer
Marie-Pierre Duhamel Muller – Film editing and programming consultant (France and China)
Guillaume Morel – Manager of Survivance, in charge of acquisitions and distribution

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 FROM MARCH 16 TO 19: PARTICIPATE IN PARISDOC WORKS-IN-PROGRESS 

In order to adapt to the sanitary context and the ecological concerns of the sector, ParisDOC Works-in-Progress will take place entirely online. 
The offer is accessible only to professionals with a distribution activity: festival programmers, sales agents, distributors, TV, web platforms and cinema exhibitors.

Contact us in order to participate in ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2020:  cinereel-parisdoc@bpi.fr

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We warmly thank all the submitters for their trust and interest.