Call for Entries is now open until 1 September 2022!

European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) celebrates its 5th edition from 17-19 October 2022 ahead of the Film Festival Cologne (20-27 October 2022) and is mainly supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, one of Europe’s leading film funding institutions.

A selection of European feature films, documentary, animation and fiction, in the shooting or post-production stages will be chosen by the committee to be presented exclusively to world sales companiesdistributorsfestival programmers and film industry delegates during the event.

For this new edition, EWIP and TorinoFilmLab, the renowned international laboratory, join forces and up to 5 film projects developed or supported within the FeatureLab, ScriptLab and TFL Funds programmes and now in post-production stage will be part of the EWIP official selection. 

A total of up to 30 European (co-)productions will be selected and elegible for the different EWIP Awards including post-production services worth around 50,000 € provided by our partners K13 StudiosMMC Film & TV Studios, LAVAlabs Moving Images and international festival promotion provided by mm filmpresse as well as the new EWIP TorinoFilmLab Audience Design Award. They will be once again awarded to the best projects by a jury of renowned film professionals. 

Thanks to their participation in EWIP, numerous projects have been selected to celebrate their world premiere in Venice, Berlin, Cannes, Sundance, Rotterdam, San Sebastian or Toronto, or secured a deal for international sales or distribution.

European Work in Progress Cologne takes place in cooperation with the Film Festival Cologne as well as AG Verleih, the association of German independent film distributors. 

Who can submit?

Until 1 September 2022 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 suitable 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 selected film industry representatives. 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 meetingspanel discussionsworkshops and evening events to make the participation as impactful as possible.

Find more information and the online submission form here on our website.

Please feel free to share our call for entry among your colleagues and do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries per e-mail to: contact(at)

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Your EWIP team