ParisDOC Works-in-Progress

8th édition
Expanded edition
March 16 to 19, 2021

A tailored platform to consider, discuss 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.

In order to adapt to the sanitary context and the ecological concerns of the sector, ParisDOC Works-in-Progress evolves in 2021, and offers an expanded edition. Online screenings at specific time schedules will be proposed to French and international professionals. In addition, one-to-one online meetings will be set up for each of the selected projects.

In order to best 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 Orlando. Four of the selected projects will be presented by Cinéma du réel at Cannes Docs, organized by the Cannes Film Market 2021.

The films in progress are selected according to their stage of production, their needs and potential in terms of diffusion, and their concordance with the editorial line of Cinéma du réel.

The selected films in progress will have the opportunity to be screened, in their entirety, between March 16 and 19, 2021:

2 times online, on a secure viewing platform, for french and international professionals participating remotely.

The professional audience is made up of carefully selected French and international experts, playing an active and strategic role in the distribution and placement of new films in the industry: festival programmers, sales agents, TV programmers, theatrical distributors, web platforms and exhibitors.

After the screenings, online one to one meetings are scheduled for each project.

With a tailor-made offer, ParisDOC Works-in-Progress is a unique opportunity for project holders to reflect and build the path of their film in a favorable environment, and for professionals to have exclusive access to new promising projects.

The call for projects is completed by three international projects selected and presented by three invited festivals: CinéDOC Tbilisi, Jihlava Film Festival, Torino Film Festival. These collaborations, initiated in 2020, diversify the offer made to broadcasting professionals and boost the exchange time that the ParisDOC Works-in-Progress constitute.

– 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 2020:

– you are a project holder: director and/or producer, submit your current film to ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2021 by clicking below

– Download the PDF presentation and regulation 2021: here
– Consult the previous selections of ParisDOC Works-in-Progress : here
– Download the ParisDOC 2020 catalog : here