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LES ARCS 2022 Industry Village

Les Arcs' highly prized Work in Progress selects 14 titles

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- Features in post-production looking for international sales agents will be showcased on 11 December in the Industry Village of the Savoyard resort

Les Arcs' highly prized Work in Progress selects 14 titles
Director Elina Psykou, selected with her project Stray Bodies

After disclosing its programme (read the article), the 18 projects of the Co-Production Village (news) and the eight promises of the Talent Village, the 14th edition of Les Arcs Film Festival (from 10 to 17 December) has unveiled the list of 14 films in post-production of its Work in Progress (WiP) which will take place on Sunday 11 December.

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The event is highly anticipated since the latest editions of the Arcs WiP had unveiled the first images notably of titles selected this year in Venice (Eismayer and Dogborn), Karlovy Vary (The Oridinaries) and Locarno (Matadero), not to mention the 2022 winner of Tribeca and Rome (January), but also of Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lukas Dhont
film profile
]
, Benni [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nora Fingscheidt
film profile
]
, Lamb [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Valdimar Jóhannsson
film profile
]
, Clara Sola [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
film profile
]
, Piccolo Corpo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laura Samani
film profile
]
, Reflection [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Valentyn Vasyanovych
film profile
]
, Et puis nous danserons [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Levan Akin
interview: Levan Gelbakhiani
film profile
]
, Koko-di Koko-da [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
, Diamantino [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Sc…
film profile
]
as well as I Am Not A Witch [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rungano Nyoni
film profile
]
, to name but a few titles among the crop of young talent spotted by the Les Arcs team.

This year, the selection concocted by Frédéric Boyer (artistic director of the Arcs Film Festival) will include 14 films (9 of which are directed by women) in post-production, of which large excerpts (eight minutes in total) will be introduced by the filmmakers and their producers to the international salesmen, distributors and festival programmers present in the Savoyard resort. The 14 titles (selected from 160 applicants from 18 countries) include six first features and two second features.

The showcase includes Greek filmmaker Elina Psykou (The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Elina Psykou
film profile
]
at the 2013 Berlinale Forum, Son of Sofia [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Elina Psykou
film profile
]
winner at Tribeca in 2017), Italian director Annarita Zambrano (discovered at Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2017 with After the War [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Annarita Zambrano
film profile
]
), Portuguese filmmakers Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra (in competition in Rotterdam in 2018 with Djon Africa [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Austria's Daniel Hoesl (winner in Rotterdam in 2013 with Soldier Jane [+see also:
trailer
interview: Daniel Hoesl
film profile
]
), Estonia's Rainer Sarnet (winner in Tribeca in 2017 with November [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rea Lest
film profile
]
) and the duo of Peruvian filmmaker Mary Jiménez and Belgian filmmaker Bénédicte Liénard (appreciated at Berlin Generation in 2019 with the hybrid documentary By the Name of Tania [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Lié…
film profile
]
). Also worth mentioning out of competition is Skunk by Belgian Koen Mortier (noticed at Toronto Contemporary World Cinema in 2018 with Angel [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Harry Cleven
film profile
]
).

Three prizes are at stake this year. The TitraFilm prize (10,000 € in image and sound post-production services) will be awarded by a jury composed of Ava Cahen (Cannes Critics’ Week), Louisa Dent (Curzon Artificial Eye) and director Ursula Meier, the Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award (focusing on the film's digital marketing and endowed with 5,000 €) by Florence Gastaud (Wild Bunch), Mathias Noschis and Joanna Solecka, and the 22D Music Award (10,000 € to finance the production of an original score) by Ludovic Bource, Emmanuel Delétang and Laëtitia Pansanel-Garric.


The Work in Progress selection:

Competition

Billy - Emilia Mazzacurati
Production : JoleFilm (Italy)

Foremost by Night - Victor Iriarte
Production : La Termita Films (Spain), 4 à 4 Productions (France), Atekaleun (Spain), CSC Films (Spain), Ukbar Filmes (Portugal)

Fuga - Mary Jiménez and Bénédicte Liénard
Production : Clin d'Oeil Films (Belgium), Tu Vas Voir (France), Perpetua Films (Peru), SNG Studio (Netherlands)

Hunters on a White Field - Sarah Gyllenstierna
Production : MostAlice film AB (Sweden)

LeguaFilipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Production : Uma Pedra No Sapato (Portugal), KG Productions (France), Laranja Azul (Portugal), Stayblack Productions (Italy)

Malevych - Daria Onyshchenko
Production : 435 Films (Ukraine), Big Hands Film (Ukraine), Lehmann Sisters (Switzerland)

Riviera - Orfeas Peretzis
Production : StudioBauhaus (Greece), KG Productions (France)

Rossosperanza - Annarita Zambrano
Production : Mad Entertainment (Italy), Rai Cinema (Italy), TS Productions (France), Minerva Pictures (Italy)

Stray Bodies - Elina Psykou
Production : Jungle Films (Greece), Contrast Film (Switzerland), Doc Lab (Italy), Red Carpet (Bulgaria), Anemon Productions (Greece)

The Invisible Fight - Rainer Sarnet
Production : Homeless Bob Production (Estonia), Neda Film (Greece), White Picture (Latvia), Helsinki Filmi (Finland)

The Permanent Picture - Laura Ferrés
Production : Fasten Films (Spain), Le Bureau Films (France), Volta Produccion (Spain)

Veni Vidi Vici - Daniel Hoesl
Production : Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion (Austria)

Out of Competition

Skunk - Koen Mortier
Production : Czar Film (Belgium), Baldr Film (Netherlands) - presented in partnership with Flanders Image

Solitude (working title) - Ninna Palmadottir (Iceland)
Production : Pegasus Pictures (Iceland), nutprodukcia (Slovakia)

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(Translated from French)

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