We are delighted to unveil the HAVC & MIDPOINT Development Award for the best short film, a groundbreaking addition to the MIDPOINT Shorts 2023-2024 program.
MIDPOINT Shorts to grant the best project with HAVC & MIDPOINT Development Award!
This award, dedicated to the program's standout project, is co-funded by our partner, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC).
We extend our gratitude to HAVC for their support.
✺ Award Highlights
The award, featuring a cash prize of 3000 EUR, is designed to provide vital financial support to exceptional talents, empowering them to further develop their short film projects.
✺ Program Finale
The MIDPOINT Shorts 2023-2024 program will conclude with its second workshop and a project showcase at the When East Meets West Co-production Forum. The Shorts Showcase is scheduled for Monday, January 22 at 16:30 CET.
✺ Award Ceremony
The winner of the HAVC & MIDPOINT Development Award will be announced during the prestigious WEMW Award Ceremony on January 23, 2024.
Meet Our Distinguished Jury
The selection process for this prestigious award is overseen by:
Anamaria Antoci (Tangaj Production, Romania)
Una Gunjak (Director, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Bernd Buder (FilmFestival Cottbus, Germany)
✺ Meet the Contenders
Curious about who might win this award? Here are the participating projects of this year's MIDPOINT Shorts program:
LITTLE HOUSE (Slovenia, Croatia)
Writer/Director: Nika Jurman
Producer: Katja Lenarcic
SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS (Croatia)
Writer/Director: Jozo Schmuch
Producer: Ana Vidovic
Writer/Director: Ary Zara
Producer: Andreia Nunes
UNAVAILABLE (Ukraine, France)
Writer/Director: Kyrylo Zemlyanyi
Producer: Inna Lastochkina
Part of the MIDPOINT Shorts program this year is also the project GONE (Czech Republic), by writer and director Piotr Jasinski and producer Ester Valtrova.
This project was selected thanks to the collaboration with Cannes Court Métrage and is already in the post-production stage.