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Feature Launch reveals the 2021 generation and introduces new program scheme

We are thrilled to announce the 9 new feature film projects and 3 script consultant trainees that have been selected for MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021.

January 05, 2021 programs

MIDPOINT Institute's leading feature-length film program Feature Launch is designed for filmmakers working on their first and second films

Selected writers, producers and directors are about to experience in-depth script and project development training, starting in February 2021.

Moreover, three script consultant trainees will accompany the selected projects on their inspirational journey. 

 

Projects Selection:

ALIYA / Israel, United Kingdom, Poland, Cyprus
Greer Ellison, writer
Dekel Berenson, writer/director      
Anna Rozalska, producer               

BIJUTERIE / Lithuania
Birute Kapustinskaite, writer
Tomas Vengris, writer/director
Emilija Sluskonyte, producer

BROTHERS / Montenegro
Stefan Boskovic, writer
Bojan Stijovic, director
Velisa Popovic, producer

HEAD NURSE / Czech Republic
Vaclav Hasek, writer
Jan Vejnar, writer/director
Kamila Dohnalova, producer

LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN / Croatia
Judita Gamulin, writer/director
Rea Rajcic, producer

NO REVERSE / Montenegro        
Milo Masonicic, writer
Branislav Milatovic, writer/director
Miljan Vucelic, producer

THE BOMBER / Latvia
Gatis Murnieks, writer
Pauls Kesteris, writer/director
Inese Boka-Grube, producer

THINKING DAVID / Czech Republic
Simon Holy, writer/director            
Pavla Klimesova, producer           

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A GIRL / Estonia
Leana Jalukse, writer
Maria Reinup, director
Maario Masing, producer

 

Script Consultant Trainees: 

Olga Michalik / Slovenia
Mikulas Novotny / Czech Republic
Eliza Subotowicz / Poland

 

MIDPOINT Institute is excited to continue the collaboration with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West, to make another edition of Feature Launch possible.

The whole program starts in February 2021 with two consecutive events: preparatory seminar for script consultant trainees (February 17 – 20), which will be followed by online Kickoff workshop for all participants (February 24 – 26).

The program will then continue with a residential workshop in Slovakia (April 16 – 23, 2021) and residential workshop in the Czech Republic – both Prague and Karlovy Vary (June 30 – July 7, 2021). A finale of the workshop, the presentation and networking event Works in Development – Feature Launch, will take place within Eastern Promises Industry Days of Karlovy Vary IFF in July 2021.

The main financial KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10,000 EUR for the best project will be granted within Eastern Promises Industry Days of Karlovy Vary IFF as well.

The producers of the selected projects will then be invited to Trieste, Italy in 2022 for the special follow-up networking event Feature Launch Spotlight, co-organized by When East Meets West.

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