Magazine article Screen International

Paris Edition of US in Progress Unveils Selection

Magazine article Screen International

Paris Edition of US in Progress Unveils Selection

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Works-in-progress event will run June 20-22 in Paris.

US indie directors Charlie Birns and Madeline Olnek will present features at the sixth edition of US in Progress in Paris.

Due to take place June 20-22, the event is a joint initiative between the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, the Champs-Elysées Film Festival in Paris and Black Rabbit in New York.

A total of five feature-length fiction works and documentaries will be presented at the event including Birns's surrogate mother drama Family Affairs, his debut feature after a trio of shorts.

Respected New York playwright and film-maker Madeleine Olnek will present her Emily Dickinson-inspired third feature Wild Nights With Emily.

Rough-cuts of the participating films will be presented to 40 European sales agents, distributors, festival programmers and producers.

The winning film will get post-production, acquisition and promotion services offered by a number of sponsors from the independent cinema scene in Paris. …

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