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Films in Progress 37 is opening its registration period
The next Films in Progress will be held on the 26th and 27th of March 2020 within the framework of Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse
Friday, November 8th, 2019

Films in Progress, the dual annual event at the San Sebastian and Cinélatino Toulouse Festivals, has opened the registration period for submitting works at Films in Progress 37.

This initiative aims to help to finish off Latin American feature films that are having problems at the post-production stage. Six films selected by the committees of both festivals will be screened for an audience of professionals so that they may help to get them finished, distributed and screened at festivals.

Films in Progress has helped to finish off and market some of the most outstanding Latin American feature films and boosted the profile of new talents like Jayro Bustamente, Ciro Guerra, Emiliano Torres, Pepa San Martín, Lorenzo Vigas, Mariana Rondón, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Benjamín Naishtat, Sebastián Lelio, Amat Escalante or Pablo Larráin, among others.

Jorge Riquelme Serrano's Algunas bestias / Some Beasts, winner of Film in Progress 35 Toulouse, won the Kutxabank – New Directors Award at the last San Sebastian Festival, the international competition of first and second films. Other films have been selected and earned recognition at prestigious international festivals after having been selected at Films in Progress: Los Tiburones / The Sharks by Lucía Garibaldi (World Cinema Dramatic Competition – Sundance Festival, Best Director Award); Ceniza negra by Sofía Quirós (Semaine de la Critique - Festival de Cannes); El Príncipe / The Prince by Sebastián Muñoz (Settimana della Critica – Mostra de Venezia, where it won the Queer Lion Award); Blanco en Blanco by Théo Court (Orizzonti – Mostra de Venezia, Best Director Award and FIPRESCI Award); Agosto by Armando Capó (New Directors - Festival de San Sebastián); or La paloma y el lobo (antes, La estabilidad de los tres cuerpos) de Carlos Lenin (Cineasti del Presente – Locarno Festival).


The following awards will be presented at Films in Progress 37:

  • TOULOUSE FILMS IN PROGRESS AWARD consisting of post-production services to be carried out in France provided by representatives of the following companies and organisations: CCAS (Activités Sociales de l’Energie), Eaux Vives, Mactari, Titrafilm.
  • CINE + IN PROGRESS AWARD presented by the Ciné+ channel for the French distributor of the film.
  • EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTORS AND EXHIBITORS AWARD consisting of promoting the film through the Europa Distribution distributors' network and the CICAE (Confédération Internationale des Cinemas d'Art et d'Essai) exhibitors' network.


  • Feature films that are majority or minority Latin-American productions can take part
  • The feature films, once completed, must last for longer than 60 minutes.
  • The feature films must be at the post-production stage (at least the first cut).
  • The cut submitted for selection must be subtitled in English or Spanish if its original language is not Spanish.
  • Registration is free.

Online registration form available at:



The selected films will be announced at the beginning of March.

If a film is selected:

  • The director and producer must attend Films in Progress 37, on the 26th and 27th of March 2020.
  • The copy for screening must be in the original language with English subtitles.
  • The screening format required is Blue Ray (three copies for back up).


Cinéma en Construction Toulouse
T: +33 561 32 98 83

Esther Saint-Dizier

Eva Morsch Kihn

San Sebastian Festival
T: +34 943 48 12 12


Films in Progress 37 is supported by the following companies and institutions: Activités Sociales du personnel de l’Energie (CCAS) ; Bureau des Tournages Toulouse; Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC); CINÉ +; Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et Essai (CICAE); Conseil Général de la Haute Garonne; Eaux Vives; l'École National Supérieure d'Audiovisuel (ENSAV); Europa Distribution; Gaumont Wilson; La Cinéfondation-Festival de Cannes; Le-Lokal Production; Mactari, Mairie de Toulouse; Producers Network (Festival de Cannes); Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Mediterranée; Signis; and Titrafilm; and the collaboration of Europa Creativa MEDIA, Programa Ibermedia, CAACI (Conferencia de Autoridades Audiovisuales y Cinematográficas Iberoamericanas), Ad Hoc Estudios, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido, and Wanda Visión.

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