Now reading: Series Launch 2023 lineup!


Series Launch 2023 lineup!

We are thrilled to announce the 9 series projects and 3 development executive participants that have been selected for MIDPOINT Series Launch.

March 07, 2023

Let us introduce you to nine projects and the participants, which will be presented at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event in November 2023: 

Arizona Joe / Latvia
Matiss Kaza, writer
Dace Siatkovska, producer

Behind the Wall / Czech Republic
Lia Berger, writer
Vasco Viana, director
Iuliia Mamaeva, producer 

Brain Drain / Serbia
Matija Dragojevic, writer
Ljubica Lukovic, writer
Maja Popovic Milojevic, producer  

I Seek A Kind Person / Germany
Romina Ecker, writer
Gabriele Simon writer, producer

Kilwater / Poland 
Malgorzata Pilacinska, writer
Kaja Jalocha, producer

Love is a Pitch / Slovakia
Michaela Klanicova, writer
Hana Hancinova, writer 
Lukas Teren, producer

Palace of Worries / Switzerland
Luka Djikanovic, writer
Fiona Ziegler, writer, director

Rainbow Gravity / Serbia
Sara Saric Writer, director
Andjela Lazic, producer

Vertebrae / Romania
Andrei Epure, writer
Ioana Lascar, producer

Meet also three Development Executive participants:
Klara Follova / Czech Republic
Jon Gojani / Kosovo 
Elif Ozsut / Turkey

Writers, directors, and producers are about to experience the intensive development process as well as meet the international market and decision-makers. Three development executive participants will accompany the selected projects on their nine-month journey while enhancing their skills.

The program welcomes again on board series programs Head of Studies Gabor Krigler (Hungary), who will act as a group leader alongside Tatjana Samopjan (Sweden) and Steve Matthews (United Kingdom).

We are very excited to welcome aboard new Development Executive Mentor Christopher Haug. Norwegian screenwriter, consultant and executive producer currently serves as Head of Drama Series Development for the Nordics at HBO Europe.

Series Launch program will start with the online preparatory kickoff (March 13-17, 2023) and afterward, all the creative Teams and DE participants will meet together in person for two residential workshops in the Czech Republic (March 27 – April 2, 2023 and June 12 – 19, 2023). 
The program will conclude in November with a third residential workshop within the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event with the presentation platform Season Finale. 

Congratulations to all selected projects and participants!

Welcome aboard!

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Arizona Joe

A fictionalized account of a summer during the late 1970s in Riga Film Studio. The studio is finally making a new blockbuster called “Arizona Joe”. In order to escape conscription in the ruthless ...
MIDPOINT participants: Dace Siatkovska, Matiss Kaza
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Behind the Wall

When her power-drunk father Klement dies of old age, 35-year-old businesswoman Triska returns to the Czech Republic from the United States to claim what’s now hers: the run-down apartment building ...
MIDPOINT participants: Vasco Viana, Iuliia Mamaeva, Lia Berger
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Brain Drain

Serbia, 2033. Over the past decade, not much has changed for the struggling country (surprise - still not in the EU) - apart from becoming a hot luxury travel destination. All thanks to flexible ...
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Rainbow Gravity

After robbing the dealer Mule, and stealing a stash of illegal hormones stuffed in a panda sex toy, a gay drug dealer Ash, and his best friend, lesbian gambler Lily, decide to sell them fast and ...
MIDPOINT participants: Sara Saric, Andjela Lazic, Sara Saric
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Welcome, Kinder!

On the night of December 10th, 1938, a train with 500 Jewish children leaves Berlin “Anhalter Bahnhof” station. Among them are Ruth, Iris, Jona, Henri and Elisa - five children from the ...
MIDPOINT participants: Gabriele Simon, Romina Ecker, Gabriele Simon
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MARTA is a first-time Polish Search and Rescue (SAR) captain. During one of the first rescue missions under her command, a Swedish yacht mysteriously goes missing. The case of the sunk ship is ...
MIDPOINT participants: Kaja Jalocha, , Malgorzata Pilacinska
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Love is a Pitch

Group of 30-something women with ‘the fear of missing out’ establish an amateur football club to start a journey of reshaping views on failure through unexpected win, togetherness. The only thing ...
MIDPOINT participants: Lukas Teren, Michaela Klanicova, Hana Hancinova
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The Palace

Standing on the top of banking, booze and hotel industry, the Fassbind family has created its name for some time already in Engelberg, a Swiss mountain town. Fassbind Jr., a man ahead of his time, ...
MIDPOINT participants: Luka Djikanovic , Fiona Ziegler, Fiona Ziegler
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Cosmina is a police officer in the Romanian coastal town of Mangalia. When a body is discovered on the shore, Cosmina and her partner, Liviu, are assigned to the case. The identity of the victim is ...
MIDPOINT participants: Ioana Lascar, Andrei Epure
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