The fourth edition of the program targeting independent feature film producers shifting to high-end series content is thrilled to welcome participants of the 2023 edition!
MIDPOINT Cold Open welcomes ten selected producers!
Following producers have been selected to participate in
MIDPOINT Cold Open 2023:
Vincenzo Filippo, Lupin Film | Italy
Kaja Jalocha, Shipsboy | Poland
Lasha Khalvashi, Artizm | Georgia
Olha Matat, Evos Film | Ukraine
Silvie Michajlova, Film Kolektiv | Czech Republic
Lija Pogacnik, December| Slovenia
Vanya Rainova, Portokal | Bulgaria
Alex Teodorescu, Saga Film | Romania
Marco Velez Esquivia, LYNCH anima | Colombia
Jakob Zapf, Neopol Film | Germany
Cold Open will be organized in partnership with the When East Meets West co-production forum and as one of its Inspirational Labs from January 22 to January 25.
Tutors Dana Stern (Global Content Executive) and Steve Matthews together with guest tutor Nebojsa Taraba will familiarize the participants with the overall landscape and priorities of the industry and provide hands-on skills in the financing and distribution of scripted series content.
The program will also offer to accredited industry guests of the When East Meets West lecture by Danna Stern:
January 22, 2023, 18.00-19.30 CET
Danna Stern: THE STATE OF GLOBAL SCRIPTED PRODUCTION
In this overview, we will explore the current opportunities and challenges facing local language scripted series - as the production landscape, fuelled by global streamers, is in constant flux; affecting genres, budgets, deal-making, and creative decisions.
We will also, hopefully, provide you with some practical tips and tools, as well as work through key terms and detail the stages and partners necessary for successfully integrating into the international TV production community