MIDPOINT Feature Launch, one of the core programs of MIDPOINT Institute, aims to support writers, directors, producers and aspiring script consultants coming mainly from Central and Eastern Europe and the wider Mediterranean area (detailed eligibility info here).
A unique training and networking platform for emerging talents – teams of writers, producers and first- or second-time directors.
The 9 feature film projects go through an intensive 4-module program that enables them to work closely on the script and project development, and provides them with financing and co-production opportunities and marketing strategies.
The program consists of 3 residential workshops and the project showcase which takes place within Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR for the best project.
Producers are invited to participate also at the follow-up module organized within When East Meets West Co-Production Forum.
The development process that the Feature Launch projects go through is used as a platform to train three attending script consultant trainees, who are learning the principles of script consultancy to enhance their future careers.
Dates and venues
Workshop 1 / January 2021, Trieste, Italy
Workshop 2 / April 2021, Trnava, Slovakia
Workshop 3 and Works in Development – Feature Launch project showcase / July 2021, Prague and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Feature Launch Spotlight / January 2022, Trieste, Italy
PROJECTS – first or second feature films ⃰ (teams of writers, directors and producers) coming from Central and Eastern Europe and the wider Mediterranean area
⃰the rule regarding first or second feature film applies only to the director
SCRIPT CONSULTANT TRAINEES – script consultants, writers, editors, creative producers and other film professionals (with some experience in story-editing) with the ambition of becoming script consultants
Deadline for submissions: September 9, 2020
You can find more information about MIDPOINT Feature Launch here.
You can access the application form here.
The program schedule and the form of the organization inevitably depend on the development of the coronavirus pandemic situation.
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. It is presented in cooperation with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival, When East Meets West, connecting cottbus, CineMart, Les Arcs Film Festival, CHARACTER, Audiovisual Producers’ Association and FirstCut+. MIDPOINT Institute operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.