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Works-in-Progress 2023


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

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, once, in their entirety, at the Centre Pompidou, between March 29 and 30, 2023.

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.

Each screening is followed by a discussion time, which can take the form of an informal meeting.

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.

In order to best support the selected projects, Studio Orlando is partner 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.

Cinéma du réel invites three experts to exchange with the project holders, in order to share, as peers, analyses and recommendations: Marie-Pierre Duhamel Muller, Richard Copans et Davide Oberto.

– 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 2023:

– You are a project holder:  director and/or producer.
Submit your project to ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2023.
The call for projects is now closed.

– Download the PDF presentation and regulation 2023: here
– Consult the previous selections of ParisDOC Works-in-Progress : here