MIDPOINT Feature Launch starts the 2020 edition
9 projects altogether have been selected to participate in the program alongside the 3 script consultant trainees. After the workshop in Trieste, next stop is in Slovakia, the third workshop will take place in the Czech Republic within Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with the project showcase Works in Development – Feature Launch.
The program ends in 2021 again in Trieste with the follow-up meeting.
For the whole program, 9 selected teams will be guided by group leaders (script consultants) Anne Gensior, Pavel Jech and Ivo Trajkov.
Onboard for the first workshop is naturally the Feature Launch Head of Studies and producer tutor Danijel Hocevar and guest tutors Elma Tataragic, Teona Strugar Mitevska, Cedomir Kolar, Gabor Krigler or Katarina Tomkova.
The script consultant trainees, who will join the groups of projects, will be mentored by Gyula Gazdag, Artistic Director of the Sundance Filmmakers Lab.
Acclaimed script consultant and tutor Franz Rodenkirchen was also invited to the workshop to share his knowledge with the script consultant trainees.
They are coming to Trieste two days prior to the official start of the workshop for the intensive script-consultancy focused preparation.
The main program consists of group meetings and individual consultations, in between these closed sessions, some of the lectures will be open for the guests of the Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West co-production forum:
Pavel Jech: Truth in Dramaturgy in the Era of Fake News
Teona Strugar Mitevska: From Script to Film: Visual Contruction of a Film
Elma Tataragic, Teona Strugar Mitevska, Danijel Hocevar: Case Study: God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya
Gabor Krigler (open lecture of the MIDPOINT Cold Open program): The Idea to Spawn a Thousand Stories (And How to Run With It)