Film und Medien Stiftung NRWNewsPressEuropean Work in Progress Cologne 2020 from 5. – 7. October

European Work in Progress Cologne 2020 from 5. – 7. October

Call for Entries is now open until 15. August, 2020

It’s finally decided: The third edition of the industry event European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) will take place from 5.-7. October, 2020 during the Film Festival Cologne. Following the cancellation of numerous festivals and industry events due to COVID-19, EWIP offers one of the first opportunities for European and German productions in the shooting and post-production phase to present their projects to international experts from world sales, film distribution, editorial offices and festivals. The venue will once again be the Filmforum at Museum Ludwig.

Film projects can now be submitted until 15. August, 2020.

This year, up to 30 feature films and documentaries, which are suitable for an international theatrical release will be chosen by the selection committee. In 2020, a jury of renowned industry representatives will once again acknowledge the best pitches with awards including post-production services worth 30,000 € provided by our partners K13-Studios, ARRI Media and LAVAlabs Moving Images as well as international festival publicity provided by ZOOM Medienfabrik.

Within the framework of the previous editions of European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) festival premieres at the Berlinale and the International Film Festivals in Venice, Rotterdam and San Sebastian as well as numerous closed deals with world sales companies and European distributors have been initiated.

Who can submit? 

Until 15. August, 2020 producers of European films or co-productions with at least one European country involved can submit a project in the later stage of production seeking

to close a gap in the final financing or to find partners for an adequate international release strategy. 

Eligible are projects that have excerpts of already shot material available to present to the attending group of experienced professionals. The submitted material can, of course, differ from the material presented. The pitches are scheduled for a max. of 15 minutes incl. film excerpts and a Q&A. Besides the many informal networking opportunities, there will be individual one-to-one meetings to make the participation as impactful as possible.

European World Sales representatives and distributors as well as financiers are also welcome to join the event. European Work in Progress Cologne will be accompanied by various panel discussions, workshops and evening events.

Euorpean Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) is mainly supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, one of Europe’s leading film funding institutions. It takes place in cooperation with AG Verleih, the association of German independent film distributors.

For more information, please visit the website

For all your enquiries please do not hesitate and contact the team or the press agency.

The industry event will be held in compliance with the applicable distance and hygiene rules.



Olimpia Pont Cháfer

Hen-Suk Jung