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MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2024 Selection Unveiled!

We are thrilled to announce the 9 new feature film projects and introduce the 3 script consultant trainees selected for MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2024, our premier feature-length film program tailored for filmmakers working on their debuts or second films. 

February 13, 2024 programs

Writers, producers, and directors chosen for the Feature Launch will undergo comprehensive script and project development training commencing in March 2024. Additionally, three script consultant trainees will accompany them on their transformative journey.

Guiding the participants through this experience are group leaders Anne Gensior, Ivo Trajkov, and Pavel Jech, alongside script consultant trainee mentor Gyula Gazdag. Producers will receive guidance from mentor Danijel Hocevar and many guest tutors. Furthermore, various lecturers and industry experts will join us to enrich the program.

PROJECTS & PARTICIPANTS: 

Antonie / Czech Republic 
Rozalie Kohoutova, writer, director
Martina Knoblochova, producer

Clearing Clouds / Hungary              
Dávid Csicskar, writer, director
Balazs Zachar, producer

PUSHBACK / Croatia 
Bojan  Radanovic, writer, director
Sabina Kresic, producer              

Eli and Them / Czech Republic 
Petr Pylypčuk,  writer, director 
Krystof Burda, producer

GRAMMATIK / Germany            
Popo Fan, writer, director
Julia Collen, producer

The Art of Biting Your Tongue / Latvia   
Ieva Norvele, director
Eszter Horvath, writer
Aija Berzina, producer            

Horses / Slovenia              
Jernej Kastelec writer, director
Ida Weiss, producer

You Don't Know Me / Poland 
Karol Marczak, writer
Michal Edelman, director 
Patryk Sielecki, producer

Sunbruise / Greece
Stavros Markoulakis, director
Ioanna Bolomyti, producer

SCRIPT CONSULTANT TRAINEES: 
Daniela Colle / Germany 
Nikola Kupresanin / Croatia 
Marie-Gabrielle Peaucelle / France 

The program commences online on March 25 with a two-day Online Preparatory Seminar for Script Consultant Trainees. This is followed by a residential workshop in Brno, Czech Republic (March 3-10), and subsequent online workshops from May 6 to May 10.

The third residential workshop in Prague (June 2024) will be immediately succeeded by the Works in Development - Feature Launch project showcase at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July 2024.

The prestigious KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award, offering 10,000 EUR to the best project, will be conferred during the Eastern Promises Industry Days of the Karlovy Vary IFF. 

Moreover, Feature Launch 2024 projects are eligible to compete for the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, providing 20,000 EUR for one of the projects presented within KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days.

The program's trajectory will continue with another online workshop in October 2024, focusing on marketing and distribution strategies.

Selected producers will also receive invitations to Thessaloniki in November 2024 for the specialized Company Time follow-up workshop. This collaborative effort with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival held within its industry section Agora, is designed and co-organized with our partner EAVE to provide support in company sustainability and strategic business planning.

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Antonie

When Anton, an eternal slacker and the father of 3-year old Antonie, gets fired from his job at the supermarket, his girlfriend Soňa decides to go to France to earn money for the family as a pole ...
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Klara Is Here

Klára and Péter are retirees, who have been married for 50 years. Klára has been suffering from dementia for a long time and Péter takes care of her devotedly. However, the constant care takes a ...
MIDPOINT participants: David Csicskar, David Csicskar, Balazs Zachar
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Pushback

Klára and Péter are retirees, who have been married for 50 years. Klára has been suffering from dementia for a long time and Péter takes care of her devotedly. However, the constant care takes a ...
MIDPOINT participants: Bojan Radanovic, Bojan Radanovic, Sabina Kresic
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Eli and Them

Sheltered Eli (17) is sent to spend the summer at her sister Karo's (34) rural farm, supposed to be preparing for her exams. As Karo is too preoccupied with running the farm, Eli gains an unexpected ...
MIDPOINT participants: Petr Pylypcuk, Petr Pylypcuk, Krystof Burda
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Grammatik

Chinese artist QING (25) has been hanging around Hamburg for two years on a language student visa. Now he faces deportation by the German authorities for poor performance in his German class. Syrian ...
MIDPOINT participants: Popo Fan, Julia Collen, Popo Fan
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The Art of Biting Your Tongue

Ruta (31), an Amsterdam-based Latvian movement artist, is invited to work together with Andra (75), the leader of the children folk-dance ensemble Ruta used to attend. Creating a choreography for ...
MIDPOINT participants: Aija Berzina, Ieva Norvele, Eszter Horvath
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Horses

Miro (40) is nearing the end of his prison sentence. He spends his free weekends with his children from a previous relationship, David (13) and Mia (8), attempting to embark on a fresh start to ...
MIDPOINT participants: Jernej Kastelec, Jernej Kastelec, Ida Weiss
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Sunbruise

A frivolous 18-year-old boy in a small village in Crete, George, prepares for the start of his compulsory military service, while his white ball python starts shedding its skin. Meanwhile, a ...
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Anxiety of the Heart

Tymek, a wild-at-heart 17-year-old, suffers from an episode of self-harm, but pretends it was a funny accident. He doesn’t confess the truth neither to his loveless parents nor to the posh ...
MIDPOINT participants: Patryk Sielecki, Michal Edelman, Karol Marczak
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