More projects, more participants and a top-class jury. Following its successful premiere last year, European Work in Progress Cologne 2019 will enter its second round from 14 – 16 October. With 150 submissions from 59 countries, the number of projects has increased as has the number of participants from world sales agents, distributors and festival representatives. The aim is provide networking opportunities at an early stage for film producers with international distributors, financing and distribution partners and festival programmers.

A top-class jury comprised of Lili Hinstin (Locarno Film Festival), Margrit Stärk (ZDF Enterprises), Sabina Kodra (ERALFILM), and Yohann Comte (Charades) will decide on this year’s winners. Films with at least one European co-producer with high attractiveness and international market potential are being sought. EWIP is organized and supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW as part of the Cologne Film Festival with the support AG Verleih, the association of independent German film distributors. More information is available at