Works in Progress 2020

Producers and directors from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans,
the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa will introduce new films that will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF at this event.

You may find this year’s selection here.

Producers have up to 15 minutes to present each project, including excerpts 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.

Due to the situation related to Covid-19, projects selected for KVIFF Eastern Promises 2020 will be presented online during the planned Industry Days. Details will be announced in June.

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

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen.

Works in Progress 2020 presents the Post-production Development Award

Following the last years’ editions of Works in Progress, its sponsors continue aiming to promote Czech Republic as a destination for film production and post-production. The most promising project will be awarded the post-production services package that will allow the producers to finish the film.

Picture post-production 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

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


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 June 2021. 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.
KVIFF and Partners reserve the right to change or alter these conditions in cases of any unforeseen circumstances.

More info about our partners,

TRT Award Works in Progress 2020

The most promising project of Works in Progress 2020 will receive 10 000 eur cash award regardless of its post-production needs.

The award is sponsored by TRT.

Do you want to participate in Works in Progress 2020?

Producers and directors interested in having their film included in Works in Progress 2020 must apply by no later than Friday, May 1, 2020.

Your film must meet the following requirements:

  • the film must be in post-production or just finished and must have a planned premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF
  • the film must be over 60 minutes in length
  • the film must not yet have an international sales agent
  • the project must not yet have been presented in a similar event
  • chosen participants will provide three film excerpts: the first 5 minutes of the film and two scenes of own choice of max. 2,5 minutes each with English subtitles that will be included in the presentation
  • 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 10, 2020

To entry your project, please fill the submission form and attach these materials:

  • a link (YouTube or Vimeo) to the first 5 minutes of the film
  • a link (YouTube or Vimeo) to a continuous rough-cut footage of max. 20 minutes

Excerpts provided with English subtitles insert as a link (YouTube or Vimeo) straight into the Submission form. Each excerpt should be a continuous cut, we do not accept trailers.

Please submit your film as soon as possible. The KVIFF selection committee will announce its decision at the end of May. If your film is selected, you will receive detailed information about the presentation and about your stay at the festival.


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