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European Work in Progress Cologne 2022 – New partnerships with Dolby, Gruvi, Way Film and Crew United

The international industry event European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) brings new top-class cooperation partners on board for its 5th anniversary edition. Besides TorinoFilmLab, EWIP will also be generously supported by Dolby, Gruvi, Way Film and Crew United from this year on.

With this, sponsors could be won whose services are of elementary importance for the post-production and the later distribution of the films and who will pave the way for the award-winning films to reach the public. The alliances that have been forged will enable new EWIP awards to be presented by the international jury, covering almost the entire range of services needed for the successful subsequent exploitation of the films that is needed.

The US company Dolby Laboratories ensures excellent picture quality with the newly initiated "EWIP Dolby Vision Award". The winning film selected by the international jury receives a voucher for Dolby Vision Grading. In addition, Dolby in cooperation with K13 Studios supports the "EWIP K13 Studios Award" with a voucher for a Dolby Atmos Sound mixing.

Gruvi, one of the leading international platforms for digital marketing, will substantially support two winning films in their online marketing as part of the cooperation and provide both with vouchers worth EUR 5,000. Thanks to this new "EWIP Gruvi Award", the films will benefit from the most advanced marketing and advertising technologies, including digital audience analysis, landing page design and GDS report. Gruvi is a media agency specializing in technology-based campaigns that helps entertainment companies reach and engage online audiences.

The renowned Way Film GmbH will also become an official cooperation partner of EWIP for the first time this year. With the support of this German company, the international jury will be able to award the „EWIP Way Film Translation Award." Way Film is the number one quality provider of subtitles, audio descriptions, screenplays and further related services in the German-language market. Led by producer, director and screenwriter Matthew Way and working closely with directors and producers, the company has handled countless cinematic masterpieces in over 40 languages, including numerous winners of Oscars, Golden Globes and awards in Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Sundance and many more.

The European network Crew United supports three winning films of EWIP with a 5-year premium membership for the participating production companies. Crew United is the first and for 25 years the most important online network for all filmmakers and companies working in the audio-visual sector. With comprehensive, up-to-date and transparent information and innovative tools, the platform enables the networking of all players in the industry.

The now fully established industry event European Work in Progress is significantly supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, one of the leading film funding institutions in Europe, and takes place in cooperation with AG Verleih, the association of German independent film distributors. For the past five years, EWIP has been held in the run-up to the 32nd Film Festival Cologne, with which EWIP also has a firm partnership, from October 17-19, 2022.

Up to 30 European co-productions will be once again compete on the EWIP stage for the numerous awards this year. A total of around 60,000 euros worth of funding is at stake, which will be awarded together with the previous award sponsors and partners K13 Studios, MMC Film & TV Studios, LAVAlabs Moving Images for post-production services and mm filmpresse for international festival PR, as well as the “EWIP TorinoFilmLab Audience Design Award”, which will be presented for the first time this year. In addition, in 2022 the newly created "EWIP Dolby Award", "EWIP Gruvi Awards" and "EWIP Way Film Translation Award", as well as three winning films will be honoured with "EWIP Crew United Certificates".

Five renowned and highly experienced experts from the international film industry make up this year’s international jury and will deliberate on which projects have the potential to play a significant role in the international film scene in the coming years. Members of this year’s jury include Olivier Barbier (Head of Acquisitions at mk2 films), Vanja Kaludjercic (Director of International Film Festival Rotterdam), Julien Rejl (Artistic Director of Cannes Director’s Fortnight), Saralisa Volm (producer, director, writer and actress) and Thanassis Karathanos (producer TWENTY TWENTY VISION in Berlin, PALLAS FILM in Halle).

 Accreditation for the European Work in Progress Cologne 2022 is possible until October 10, 2022 and is reserved for colleagues who are actively involved in the film industry. The accreditation also allows access to all film screenings as well as industry events of Film Festival Cologne depending on ticket availability. The pass is non-transferable. The accreditation fee is 65 euros.

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