European productions or co-productions with at least one European country involved that are currently in the shooting stage, later stages of production or post-production, can be now submitted for the 7th European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP), which will take place from 14 to 16 October.

Eligible are projects that have shot material available to present to the selected attending group of film industry representatives, and that are seeking to close a gap in the final financing or to find suitable partners for an adequate international release strategy.

A total of up to 30 European feature films (documentary, animation and fiction) will be selected by the committee to be presented exclusively to world sales companies, distributors, festival programmers and film industry professionals during the event.

Thanks to the partnership between EWIP and TorinoFilmLab a selection of 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. 

The pitches are scheduled for a maximum of 15 minutes including 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.

The selected European (co-)productions will be elegible for the different EWIP Awards including post-production services worth around 50.000 € provided by our partners K13 StudiosMMC Film & TV StudiosLAVAlabs Moving ImagesGruviWay Filmmm filmpresse as well as the EWIP TorinoFilmLab Audience Design Award. A jury of renowned film professionals will once again award them to the best projects.


  • Type and Length: The project must be a length feature fiction, animation, or documentary film currently in shooting or post-production.
  • European Production or Co-production: At least one European production company muss be attached to the project.
  • Preview Link: Provide a link to some scenes from the film.
  • Content: Submit scenes from the shooting material; teasers are not accepted.
  • Material Length: Submit a minimum of 10 minutes of material, though 20 to 30 minutes of excerpts are preferred. A complete rough cut can also be sent.
  • Subtitles: All submitted material must have English subtitles.


Due to the increasing number of submissions each year, our selection committee will hold two meetings to decide the projects that will be presented in the EWIP 2024 edition. The first meeting will be on August 9th and the second on September 6th.

To facilitate the selection committee’s work and to increase your chances of having your project selected for EWIP 2024, we highly recommend submitting your films as soon as possible. Initial selections will be made during the first selection meeting.

For more information and to access the online submission form visit our click here.

The deadline to submit projects is 1 September 2024.

European Work in Progress Cologne will celebrate its 7th edition from 14 to16 October 2024 thanks to the support of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.

It takes place ahead and in cooperation with the Film Festival Cologne (17-24 October 2023) as well as AG Verleih, the association of German independent film distributors.