16 Jun 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.