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MIDPOINT presents new exciting projects at KVIFF 2018

Celebrating a new initiative between MIDPOINT and the Karlovy Vary IFF, the 2018 edition will present 9 exciting projects being developed within the current Feature Launch program.

June 15, 2018 programs

The 9 projects have been carefully refined and further developed during the previous 2 workshops of the program, visiting the Trieste FF in Italy in January 2018 and Belgrade, Serbia in May 2018.

The Works in Development - Feature Launch presentation, which brings together projects from Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine, will take place on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11 am, at the Čas Cinema

The presented projects are:

Brazil - Director/Writer Thelyia Petraki, Producer Kostas Tagalakis
Balaur – Director/Writer Octav Chelaru, Producer Livia Radulescu  
Clouds On Leashes – Director/Writer Gunel Eva, Producer Maria Ibrahimova
Erasing Frank – Director/Writer Gabor Fabricius, Producer Miklos Havas
Homeward – Director/Writer Nariman Aliev, Writer Marysia Nikitiuk, Producer Vladimir Yatsenko
Leave No Traces - Writer Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk, Director Jan P. Matuszynski, Producer Leszek Bodzak
Sirin - Writer Claudia Bottino, Director/Writer Senad Sahmanovic, Producer Velisa Popovic
The Myth of a Real Man – Director/Writer Lee Filipovski, Producer Adi Dizdarevic  
The Ugly Mandarine – Director/Writer Piaoyu Xie, Producer Veronika Kuhrova

 

The tutors that have been conducting the training sessions for these projects were:

Danijel Hocevar (SI) - Head of Studies and Producer Tutor

Anne Gensior (DE) - Core Tutor

Pavel Jech (US) - Core Tutor

Ivo Trajkov (CZ/MK) - Core Tutor

Gabriele Brunnenmeyer (DE) - Pitching Tutor

Alessandro Gropplero (IT) - Guest Tutor

Christina Liapi (GR) - Guest Tutor

Olimpia Pont Chafer (ES) - Guest Tutor

Inke Van Loocke (NL) - Guest Tutor

Oceane Portal (FR) - Guest Tutor

Stefan Arsenijevic (RS) - Guest Tutor

Manfred Schmidt (DE) - Guest Tutor

Stefano Tealdi (IT) - Pitching Tutor

Thanos Anastopoulos (GR) - Guest Tutor

Cedomir Kolar (HR) - Guest Tutor

/ Elma Tataragic (BA) - Guest Tutor



Thanks to our partners, selected MIDPOINT Feature Launch projects will receive the following awards on July 3, 2018 in Karlovy Vary:

connecting cottbus Award 
A selected project from MIDPOINT Feature Launch will be granted the opportunity to pitch itself at connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market during the Cottbus Film Festival.

Rotterdam Lab Award
One producer will be selected to participate in the professional training program for producers, Rotterdam Lab, which takes place during IFFR/International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Art Department Masterclass Award
The Art Department Masterclass Award will enable the participants from one Feature Launch project to work on the production design of their project with other up-and-coming European art directors within the framework of a practical assignment workshop during this fall.

To complete the cycle of the one-year platform, the When East Meets West co-production market invites Feature Launch 2018 producers to offer them a chance to follow up with their potential artistic and financing partners during the Feature Launch Spotlight in January 2019.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018 is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, When East Meets West, the Trieste Film Festival, Film Center Serbia and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. The program is organized in collaboration with CineMart, connecting cottbus and Art Department Masterclass.

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