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MIDPOINT Editing Room 2021-2022

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From a rough cut to an exceptional film

Benefits

A post-production program tailored to the needs of your project

Through dramaturgy consultations and editing supervision, this program will address the challenges and concerns in your rough cut and offer an effective plan for moving forward to help you make the film you want to make.

For teams of editors and directors

  • get a second opinion on your material
  • cement your film's structure or explore new possibilities in the material
  • discover the dramaturgy in the editing room
  • profit from supervision of the editing process
  • strengthen teamwork between editor and director

Editing Room for women 

  • Special offer for women editors:  women editors applying in a team will get 50% off the regular fee for both Editing Room 1 and Editing Room 2 

Editing Room - FOCUS UKRAINE 

  • Special offer for Ukrainian projects in post-production stage: tailor-made online dramaturgy in the editing room consultations for teams of Ukrainian filmmakers (directors, editors, producers) with a feature or short film 
  • No participation fee 

 

Projects

Participating films in post-production

Eternity Package

Bobby is a struggling funeral agent in a small Bulgarian town whose life is collapsing: his wife is leaving him, his corrupt competitor is monopolizing all the corpses in town, and his only client ...
Project detail

Chrysanthemum Day

A story of relations between a young medical doctor and her patient – an old “flower-woman”, known as a healer, who mysteriously survives a nuclear explosion having completely lost her memory and ...
Project detail

The Face of Honour

During the WWII, boy is chased by a Muslim paramilitary fascist unit, which had just killed his parents and burned down his house. Running for his life, a boy finds a temporary hiding place in a ...
Project detail

The Glass House

A young girl disappears with her older boyfriend. Victoria, the mother of the missing girl, has a seemingly perfect life. It is suspected that the daughter is involved in drug trafficking, but ...
MIDPOINT participants: Taras DronIgor Savychenko
Project detail

When We Were 15

Tonya is the new girl at school. Dealing with her sexuality, as well as past abuse, she is learning to accept loneliness while trying to find her place in the adult world.
Project detail

Participants

Editing Trainee

Tutors

Professional editors with unique dramaturgy skills

Ivo Trajkov
Czech Republic / North Macedonia  
Ivo Trajkov is a director, producer, film editor, screenwriter and story editor. He was born in Skopje, Macedonia and graduated from FAMU in Prague. His filmography as a director/screenwriter ...
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Tomas Doruska
Czech Republic  
Editor, director and producer Tomáš Doruška was born in 1977 in Valašské Meziříčí. He graduated from FAMU’s Editing Department. As an editor, he has participated in about 50 projects, both feature ...
Complete bio

References

Successful films

Selection of our successful alumni

Structure

The MIDPOINT Editing Room program is organized as a two-stage service

  • Editing Room 1 
    ONGOING CALL | online

    Our pool of tutors will examine the rough cut of your feature and then analyze it with you during an intensive 3-hour online consultation.

  • Editing Room 2
    2022 | Prague, Czech Republic / online

    Selected projects from Editing Room 1 will be given the opportunity to participate in Editing Room 2.

    The program cosists of a 5-day residential session in Prague that focuses on additional dramaturgy consultations and supervision of the editing process.

    The second session is tailor-made to the current needs of your project; the basic offer is another 5 working days of consultations (online or onsite) at a time suitable for participants.

    Two online consultations, either in between workshops or at the end of the program, are included.

Fee

Editing Room 1

300 EUR
per project

Editing Room 2

TBC with the projects individually

Who can apply

  •  teams of editors and directors with a feature film in rough-cut stage

Application requirements

Materials are to be sent to jiri.pecinovsky@midpoint-institute.eu.

Required materials:

  • CV of the team members (director and editor): max 800 characters each (in PDF)
  • Photo of team members (director and editor)
  • Rough cut with time code (link for download)
  • Shooting script
  • Post-production schedule, including any obligatory deadlines (in PDF)
  • Motivation letter, including anything you'd like us to know about the project, your concerns, hopes, etc.(in PDF, max 2 pages)
  • Optional: rough cut of unused scenes with time codes (link for download)

FAQs

You may ask...

Contact

Did we forget something? Don't hesitate to ask

Jiri Pecinovsky
Program Coordinator
jiri.pecinovsky@midpoint-institute.eu

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