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LES ARCS 2017 Industry

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Fifteen titles for Les Arcs’ Work-in-Progress

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- On 17 December, extensive excerpts of 15 features currently in post-production will be presented to professionals seeking shrewd investment opportunities

Fifteen titles for Les Arcs’ Work-in-Progress
Director Marie Losier

After revealing its programme (see the article) and the selection of the 21 projects in the Coproduction Village (see the news), the Les Arcs European Film Festival (the ninth edition of which is set to unspool from 16-23 December) has unveiled the list of the 15 films in post-production that will be presented on Sunday 17 December as part of the Work-in-Progress sidebar. Every year, the event entices a slew of international sales agents, distributors and representatives of major festivals to the Alpine resort, where they are able to discover the selection of an initiative that has previously lifted the lid on myriad titles that then went on to enjoy some extremely successful runs (some such examples being the recent movies I Am Not a Witch [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Rungano Nyoni
film profile
]
My Happy Family [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon G…
film profile
]
Zoology [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
, Rams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Grimur Hakonarson
film profile
]
The High Sun [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Dalibor Matanic
interview: Tihana Lazovic
film profile
]
Sparrows [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film profile
]
, Home [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fien Troch
film profile
]
Wolf and Sheep [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat
film profile
]
 and so on).

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The selection rustled up this year by Frédéric Boyer, the artistic director of the Les Arcs Film Festival, includes movies helmed by France’s Marie Losier, Germany’s Sabrina Sarabi and Ziska Riemann, Serbia’s Maša Neškovic, Italy’s Andrea Caccia, Spaniard Ibon Cormenzana, Belgium’s Lukas Dhont, Denmark’s Carl Marott, the Czech Republic’s Michal Hoguenauer, Finland’s Juha Lehtola, Ireland’s Ciaran Cassidy, the UK’s Jamie Jones, and Russia’s Natalia Meschaninova and Alexey Fedorchenko, not to mention a feature that sees Portugal’s Gabriel Abrantes and the UK’s Daniel Schmidt join forces.

A jury comprising Charles Tesson (artistic director of the Cannes Critics’ Week), Elad Samorzik (director of the Jerusalem International Film Festival) and Tamara Tatishvili (the Georgian representative of Eurimages) will hand out two awards. Eight films are in the running for the TitraFilm Award (€10,000 in image and/or audio post-production work), and the other seven (highlighted with an asterisk in the list below) for the Eurimages Award (which comes with €50,000 and is intended for groundbreaking projects in terms of their style, content and production aspects).

Here is the list of films selected for Work-in-Progress:

Asymmetry – Three Territories - Maša Neškovic *
Production: This and That Productions (Serbia), Animated Society (Albania), Studio Korektif (Slovenia)

The Blue Orchid - Carl Marott *
Production: Masterplan Pictures (Denmark), Les films du Carré (Belgium)

Cassandro the Exotico - Marie Losier *
Production: Tamara Films (France)

Core of the World - Natalia Meschaninova
Production: CTB Film Company (Russia), Just a Moment (Lithuania)

Electric Girl - Ziska Riemann *
Production: Niko Film (Germany), A Private View (Belgium), Wüste Filmproduktion (Germany)

Girl - Lukas Dhont
Production: Menuet (Belgium), Frakas Productions (Belgium), Topkapi Films (Netherlands)

Gold Is All There IsAndrea Caccia *
Production: Dugong Films (Italy), Picofilms (France), Rough Cat (Switzerland)

Happy, Sad, Angry, Afraid - Ibon Cormenzana
Production: Arcadia Motion Pictures (Spain), Noodles Production (France), Scope Pictures (Belgium)

The Human Part - Juha Lehtola
Production: Bufo (Finland), Smile Aps (Denmark)

Jihad Jane, Dangerously Seeking Marriage - Ciaran Cassidy
Production: Fastnet Films (Ireland), New Amsterdam Film Company (Netherlands), Silver Films AB (Sweden)

Keys of Happiness - Alexey Fedorchenko *
Production: Saga, Metrafilms (Russia), Atlantida Studio Ltd (Bulgaria)

Obey - Jamie Jones
Production: Harvest Pictures, Beyond Fiction (UK)

Outside - Michal Hoguenauer
Production: Negativ Ltd Film Production (Czech Republic), Circe Films (France), Tasse Film (Latvia)

Prelude - Sabrina Sarabi
Production: Weydemann Bros. GmbH, About:Film (Germany)

Diamantino - Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt *
Production: Les Films du Bélier (France), Maria & Mayer (Portugal), Syndrom Films (Brazil)
in partnership with the TorinoFilmLab

(Translated from French)

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