Works in Progress

October 26th – 30th, 2020 – exclusively online

An event inspired by UniCredit
With the support of HBO Europe

Access to this event is based on invitation only.
Press does not have access to this event.

Entering its 5th edition, Works in Progress (WiP) will bring no less than 19 Romanian productions and co-productions, all in post-production stage, to the attention of the international film industry.
Projects will be seen by the programmers of some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, such as Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Sarajevo, among others.

A selection of sales agents and post-production companies have also confirmed their participation.
Cinelabs Romania and Multimedia Est will offer post-production awards to two films chosen by an international jury. The winning titles will be announced on November 1st.

For this edition of Works in Progress (WiP), Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest has, for the first time, organized an event dedicated to Romanian filmmakers who currently have a script in development. FILM SPEED-DATING is a live event, with access based on invitation. The event was conceived to offer scriptwriters, directors and Romanian film producers to meet and match in order to develop film projects together.


The event will take place on October 30th, 2020

About Film Speed-Dating 2020
For the 11th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, the festival has organised FILM SPEED-DATING, an event which offers scriptwriters, directors and Romanian film producers to meet and match in order to develop film projects together.

Who is the event for and who can apply for Film Speed-Dating?

The call for projects addresses undergrad, masters and graduated students of a film school or university, who have a script in development. Applicants must have a draft of the script or a treatment of max 5 pages created for a feature-length film.
Following the call for projects, those selected will be contacted and will be invited to present their project publicly in a pitching session attended by producers, directors and other industry professionals.

How will Film Speed-Dating take place?

Selected participants will receive, on October 28th, a short presentation entitled “How to Pitch,” in order to help in showing how to construct the pitch presentation.
During the pitch sessions, each participant will have 7 minutes in order to present their proiect. The pitch can integrate visual elements – the deadline for this being October 25th.
The pitch session will be followed by a networking event.
Given our aim to maintain a safe space for all those attending the pitches, the sessions will be organized respecting all health and safety norms generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.