IEFTA Sponsors ‘Docs in Progress’ Award at Cannes Docs 2021

IEFTA Sponsors ‘Docs in Progress’ Award at Cannes Docs 2021

UPDATE 13 July 2021:

Winner Announced: “Cent’anni”.

IEFTA presented an award of 10,000€ with professional long-term project follow-up to the film Cent’anni.

Directed by Maja Doroteja Prelog, and Produced by Rok Biček (Cvinger Film, Slovenia), Alessandro Leone (Agresywna Banda, Poland) and Massimo Casula (Zena film, Italy). Cent’anni was a part of the Showcase CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator and was one of the 32 docs-in-progress from eight presenting partners participating in the Marché’s Docs-in-Progress Showcases at the Cannes Docs program headed by Pierre-Alexis Chevit, Head of Cannes Docs.

IEFTA is sponsoring the €10,000 Docs in Progress Award for the third consecutive year.

Each year, Cannes Docs partners with a number of festivals and organizations from all over the world to showcase curated selections of docs-in-progress in post-production, aiming to hit the circuit within a few weeks or months.

These showcases of docs-in-progress are primarily designed for decision makers looking for fresh new titles, in particular festival programmers and sales agents. The projects are also generally in search of post-production funding or general gap financing, and sometimes still open to co-production opportunities.

The 2021 edition of the Docs-in-Progress Showcases will feature a hybrid model for both physical and virtual attendees and spotlight 8 showcases comprised of 4 docs-in-progress each.

To find out more about the presenting partners and countries of focus for the program, please visit Cannes Docs.


For more information about the Docs in Progress Showcases or to find out more about registering for the Marché du Film (hybrid edition), please email