As every year, Cannes Docs – Marché du Film partnered with a number of premiere international festivals and organizations to showcase curated selections of docs-in-progress. These selections exist in the finalisation stage and aim to hit the circuit within a few weeks or months.
This year, Cannes Docs – Marché du Film presented a total of 32 projects across 8 showcases to be awarded one of four prizes. The prizes are: Docs-in-Progress Award, in partnership with IEFTA – The International Emerging Film Talent Association, endowed with a €10,000 cash prize and professional long term project follow-up; Impact Award, in partnership with Nordisk Panorama, providing a 2-hour consultation on the film’s impact and outreach strategy; Cineli Digital Award, endowed with a professional DCP offered by Cineli Digital, Paris, France; VOSTAO Award, endowed with French and/or English subtitles offered by VOSTAO, Paris, France.
This year, the three-member jury was composed of Head of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, Zane Balčus; French-Palestinian-Algerian filmmaker and actress, Lina Soualem, and Impact & Workshop Manager at Nordisk Panorama, Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen.
The Docs-in-Progress winners
- Docs-in-Progress Award: Holy Craft (dir. Joseph Mangat; prod. Alemberg ANG)
- Impact Award: Beauty and the Beast (dir. Anna Nemes; prod Ágnes Horváth-Szabó & András Pires Muhi)
- Cinele Digital Award: The Free Ones (Les Libres) (dir. Nicolas Levesque; prod. Jean-Philippe Archibald, Nicolas Levesque)
- Vostao Award: ANHELL69 (dir. Theo Montoya; prod. Juan Pablo Castrillon, Mario Durrieu & Walter Tiepelmann, Bianca Oana)
Featured Image: Holy Craft, a film by Joseph Mangat