We are pleased to announce that the now fully established industry event for outstanding European film productions that are nearing completion, European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP), is entering its 5th round this year. Accreditation for the anniversary edition will be possible from August 1st, 2022. EWIP is significantly supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, one of the leading film funding institutions in Europe.

For the first time, EWIP will be held in cooperation with one of the world’s best-known project forges, TorinoFilmLab. Five projects supported by FeatureLabScriptLab or TFL Fund that are now in post-production will be presented in the official selection of this year’s anniversary EWIP edition.

Up to 30 European co-productions will compete on the EWIP stage in Cologne and enter the race for the numerous awards and support. A total of around 52,500 EUR in funding is at stake, which will be awarded by the joint partners K13 Studios, MMC Film & TV Studios, LAVAlabs Moving Images and mm filmpresse for post-production and international festival PR. This year, for the first time, the EWIP TorinoFilmLab Audience Design Award will be presented. 

The best projects will be selected by a jury of experts from the international film industry. The members of the jury are yet to be announced.

(c) European Work in Progress Cologne 2021

As in previous years, the European Work in Progress will take place during the 32nd Film Festival Cologne, October 17-19, 2022. Buyers, industry delegates and journalists will have the opportunity to get an overview of the latest and most exciting European film projects in their late production stages. Up to 30 carefully selected European (co-)productions will present their current state of development, show first scenes and pitch their plans in order to win the best partners for further production processes and distribution within the framework of the EWIP platform.

Accreditation for the European Work in Progress Cologne 2022 is reserved for colleagues who are actively involved in the film industry: Representatives of production companies, world sales, film distributors, TV channels or streaming providers, film festivals or complementary fields in the audio visual sector. Accreditation provides access to the project presentations, panel discussions and all networking events of the European Work in Progress Cologne 2022. The accreditation also allows access to all film screenings as well as industry events of the Film Festival Cologne depending on ticket availability. The accreditation fee is 65,- EUR and the pass is not transferable.

It is thanks to the support of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW that EWIP was launched and has been able to massively expand its market significance in the past 5 years. The industry event also takes place in cooperation with Film Festival Cologne and AG Verleih (Association of German Independent Film Distributors) as well as the City of Cologne and EFP – European Film Promotion. EWIP continues to receive substantial support from Creative Europe Desks Germany – MEDIA.

For further information and enquireries please contact the press agency mm filmpresse, Sylvia Mueller, Tel. 030 – 41 71 57 22, mueller@mm-filmpresse.de and Claudia Hegner, Tel. 03741 – 55 03 414, hegner@mm-filmpresse.de.