Film und Medien Stiftung NRWNewsNewsThe winners of the European Work in Progress Cologne 2021

The winners of the European Work in Progress Cologne 2021

After two days, the industry event European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) is approaching its climax with a record attendance of over 200 participants from world sales, distribution, festival programmer, production and promotion. The independent jury of renowned industry representatives – Arte editor and director Alexander Bohr (Mainz), Clémence Lavigne, co-head of sales and acquisitions for The Party Film Sales (Paris), Daniel Melamed CEO and film distributor, New Cinema (Tel Aviv), Aranka Matits, founder of the Featurette agency (Amsterdam) and Fabian Massah, film producer and managing director of Endorphine Production (Berlin) – made their decision among the 24 international projects presented and awarded prizes worth a total of €52,500.

This year’s award sponsors are K13 Studios, MMC Studios Cologne, LAVAlabs Moving Images, ARRI Media and ZOOM Medienfabrik.

EWIP is mainly supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, one of Europe’s leading film funding institutions. The industry event takes place in cooperation with Film Festival Cologne and AG Verleih, the association of German independent film distributors.

This year’s venue is once again the Cinenova Cinema, Cologne the perfect place for pitches, meetings, and panel discussions in Cologne. Also this year, a careful and comprehensive hygiene concept will again ensure the safety of all participants and allow the participation on site. The event is regulated by the current hygiene regulations of the country (3-G rule).

More about the winners and the jury’s reasons can be found here.

Petra Müller, CEO Film- und Medienstiftung NRW: „The fourth edition of European Work in Progress and Cologne has finally become a meeting place for national and international arthouse. Anyone who wants an insight into the most interesting film projects of tomorrow has to be here! Thanks to all who made this possible. And congratulations to the winners! It’s especially nice that three of the winners are co-produced by Cologne producers! We are looking forward to them and especially to their finished projects!

Torsten Frehse, Managing Director EWIP and Board Member AG Verleih: "2021 was the most successful edition of European Work in Progress so far. I was very pleased to welcome so many well-known partners and friends from the industry in Cologne. A strong year. I was very moved by the many positive reactions of the participants. I am already looking forward to the fifth edition in 2022."