This section belongs to the Festival’s industry area for professionals only.
Joint initiative between the San Sebastian Festival and the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine in Toulouse seeking to facilitate the post-production and completion of Latin American feature films chosen in a rigorous selection process by the selection committees of both festivals.
The Industry Club will present this selection to national and international professionals with a view to obtaining their help in completing these films.
Films in Progress, a joint initiative between San Sebastian Festival and the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine in Toulouse, endeavours to facilitate the completion of rigorously selected latinoamerican films which, though completed, are having difficulty finding their way into the post-production stage, by screening them for a group of professionals, principally from the cross-border domain, who may be able to contribute to their completion.
This endeavour involves two yearly get-togethers at two different festivals (Toulouse in March and San Sebastian in September) offering feature films marked by the stamp of singularity and independence blocked at the production stage the opportunity to exist at festivals and in cinemas thanks to meetings with movie professionals in two complementary European countries.
Members of the different links in the chain leading to the release of these films are invited to discover them in ideal conditions with a view to their making a decisive contribution to the success of these projects. We propose a place of direct exchange with professionals and institutions as a decisive step towards them being able to reach the audience.
By involving film professionals capable of contributing to their post-production, and by encouraging distributors and promoters to diversify their offer, to reserve a space for as yet marginalized movie continents, San Sebastian and Toulouse hope to achieve, and to develop with as much pragmatism and efficiency as possible, respect for and promotion of cultural diversity based on a spirit of solidarity and cooperation.
Films in Progress enjoys the decisive backing of the following companies and institutions: Cine Sin Fronteras (CSF), Daniel Goldstein, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Imasblue, Instituto Cervantes, Kodak (División de Cine Profesional), Laserfilm Cine y Video, MEDIA Mundus, Nephilim Producciones, No Problem Sonido, Programa Ibermedia, Vértigo Films , and the collaboration of Caisse Centrale d’Activités Sociales (CCAS), Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), CINÉ +, Cinéfondation, Commune Image, Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et Essai (CICAE), Conseil Général de la Haute Garonne, Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées, CROUS de Toulouse, Eaux Vives, École Supérieure d’Audiovisuel (ESAV), EP2C - Postproduction Training Programme, Europa Distribution, Firefly, La Trame, Mactari, Mairie de Toulouse, Marché du Film, Signis y Titra TVS.
The companies: Daniel Goldstein, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Imasblue, Kodak (División de Cine Profesional), Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim Producciones, No Problem Sonido and Vértigo Films will assume the post-production of a film until achieving a 35mm copy and its distribution in Spain.
Daniel Goldstein, Deluxe-Spain, Dolby, Imasblue, Kodak (División de Cine Profesional), Laserfilm, Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido and Vértigo Films.
Films participating in Films in Progress will have access to international circulation on the worldwide Instituto Cervantes network.
The production companies Film Tank, Tiburón Producciones, Imcine Conaculta, McCormick de México and IDN will grant USD5,000 to one of the films selected for the coming edition of Films in Progress 22.
This award is a unique in nature for this year only and will not oblige the winning film to fulfil any commitments other than its mention in the opening credits of the feature film.