Works in Progress

Producers and directors from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey and the former Soviet Bloc come to this event to introduce new films that will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF. The best project will receive an award 100 000 EUR.

Works in Progress 2016 will take place on Monday, July 4, from 1.30 pm to 5 pm. jointly with Eurimages Lab Project Award

Producers have up to 10 minutes to present each project, including a teaser from the film. Following a panel discussion, we assist interested visitors of the Works in Progress programme to set up individual meetings with the presenters to get more information about their projects. Additional teasers from the presented films will be available in the video library.

A maximum 8 films will be presented from the following countries:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The most promising project will be chosen by the international jury consisting of Karin Schockweiler (Film Fund of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg), Kim Yutani (Sundance Film Festival) and Meinolf Zurhorst (ARTE).

Works in Progress films 2016

WORKS IN PROGRESS @KVIFF introduces the new 100,000 EUR Award

With this year’s edition of WORKS IN PROGRESS @KVIFF, its sponsors aim to promote Czech Republic as a destination for film production and post production. The 2016 award, in a total value of 100.000 EUR, is combining post-production services and a cash award.

The recipient of this year’s award will receive from our partners UPP, Soundsquare and Barrandov Studio an award package that will enable a completion of their film throughout the post production stage. This postproduction package includes:

Picture postproduction at UPP:

  • 8 days of colour grading
  • 2 days of online from camera original files
  • Production of all video outputs required for audio production in Soundsquare company
  • Animation of end credits
  • Final master production including laying back sound delivered by Soundsquare company
  • Estimated value of 60.000 EUR

Audio postproduction at Soundsquare:

  • 12 days of mixing in 5.1 or 7.1 format
  • 1 day of down-mixing for TV use (5.1 or 2.0 in EBU R128 standard)
  • Creation of final mix masters for DCP and TV production
  • Digital delivery of final sound masters to UPP
  • Estimated value of 30.000 EUR

Cash award of 10.000 EUR from Barrandov Studio.


The in-kind services by UPP and Soundsquare can only be used for the completion of the awarded project within a period of one year. It will not be possible to claim these services for a different project or to expect completion after 17. Requests for different types of postproduction services will be considered individually, but cannot be granted. Awarded in-kind services listed above that are not claimed cannot be interchanged or replaced. Our partners have the right to demand a specific quality level of the film material that is needed before services can be offered. A winning project, which does not claim any or some of the postproduction services, is still eligible for the cash award of 10.000 EUR.
All representatives of projects selected for the WORKS IN PROGRESS @KVIFF 2016 presentation will be invited to take part in an excursion through the partners’ studio on Sunday, July 3rd, prior to their arrival to Karlovy Vary. KVIFF and the partners will cover accommodation in Prague and arrange all necessary logistics. Attendance to this excursion is conditional for all selected projects in order to be presented at KVIFF. KVIFF and Partners reserve the right to change or alter these conditions in cases of any unforeseen circumstances.

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Do you want to participate in Works in Progress 2016?

Producers and directors interested to have their film included in Works in Progress 2016 must apply by no later than Friday, May 13, 2016.

Your film must meet the following requirements:

  • the film must be in postproduction and must have a planned premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF
  • the film must not yet have an international sales agent
  • the project must not yet have been presented in a similar event.
  • film excerpts or trailers included in the presentation must not exceed 5 minutes in length and must include English subtitles
  • excerpts which will be presented in Karlovy Vary must be submitted in the required format via an online storage site by no later than June 20, 2016

How to submit a film?

Submissions are already closed.

Works in Progress Award 2015

15 projects selected out of 57 were presented at Karlovy Vary IFF’s Works in Progress 2015 on July 6. The international jury has selected the most promising project which has received the award of 10,000 Euros in services from the event’s partner.

Works in progress 2015 The award for the most promising project 2015 went to:

dir. Sofia Exarchou, Greece
the project was presented by: Sofia Exarhou (director), Amanda Livanou (producer)

Statement of the Jury:
Set in the ruins of past glory, this film takes us to the bottom of society and ignites a firework of raw energy. A portrayal of a young generation that has been betrayed and deprived of its future.

The Jury:
Paz Lázaro, Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)
Titus Kreyenberg, unafilm (Germany)
Jan Naszewski, New Europe Film Sales (Poland)

More info about the project


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