EWIP: NEW PLATFORM FOR PRODUCERS, FINANCERS, SALES AGENTS & DISTRIBUTORS
The first edition of the European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) presented a special premiere at the beginning of October during the 28th Film Festival Cologne: on the initiative of the Consortium of Independent Distributors (AG Verleih), German and international producers came together to present their “works in progress” to distributors, other co-producers, buyers, financers, festival representatives and market experts. The project was supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. More than 100 film projects from 49 countries were submitted. The jury – consisting of Jonas Dornbach, Olimpia Pont Cháfer, Aisté Racaityté and Pernille Munk Skydsgaard – selected 25 high-quality European feature film projects with the potential to attract an international cinema audience. In addition to pitchings, moderated panels also took place during the event and prizes were handed out at an awards ceremony.