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MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018

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Organizational infromation

Dates and venues

Workshop 1
January 20 - 26, 2018
Trieste, Italy

Workshop 2
April 27 - May 3, 2018
Belgrade, Serbia

Works in Development
June 30 - July 4, 2018
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Feature Launch Spotlight
January 2019
Trieste, Italy

Projects

BRAZIL

Christos, a headstrong rationalist – is diagnosed with ALS. The disease is always fatal for all patients. Desperate, he decides to travel to Brazil and look for the renowned healer João de Deus. ...
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Balaur

Mrs. Ivanovici (35), mother of three, lives in a small, traditional Romanian town. She has a monotonous marriage with an older priest and teaches religious studies at high school. One day, Mrs. ...
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Clouds On Leashes

Set in modern day Azerbaijan, Grace and her mother Sara start the forty-day mourning period, a tradition required for Muslim widows. Nine-year-old Grace is rendered mute by the trauma of losing her ...
MIDPOINT participants: Gunel EvaMaria IbrahimovaGunel Eva
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Erasing Frank

1983. Frank, a kid from the streets of Budapest represents a sensitive, talented, but angry generation - youth with ”no future” in a dystopian world. With his punk band he realizes that the state ...
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HOMEWARD

Crimean Tatar Mustafa (51 y.o.) and his younger son Alim (17 y.o.) is coming to Kiev to take the body of died Nazim (27 y.o.) — Mustafa’s elder son. Father is willing to bury him at his native ...
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Leave No Traces

Leave no traces is set in 1983 in Warsaw. It tells the true story of Jurek, a 24-year old young man who witnesses the fatal beating of his friend, Grzegorz by the communist police. Since Jurek is ...
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Sirin

After 20 years in France, where she has done everything to build a new identity and erase her origins, NATHALIE comes back to Montenegro in her professional outfit, in order to help her boss VALÉRIE ...
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The Myth of a Real Man

As Vasiliye and Katarina Ostrogorsky wait for the response from the Canadian embassy on the status of their visa, their country comes under attack during the 1999. bombing of Yugoslavia. Their ...
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The Ugly Mandarine

Yiou is a young woman from China studying music in Prague. Her graduation concert is coming, which means her student visa will end with that. Yiou realizes she got into the situation which is much ...
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Participants

Tutors

Head of Studies

Danijel Hocevar
Slovenia
Film producer and CEO of Vertigo, a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based production company with distinctive track record and extensive working experience on international co-productions and narrow budget ...
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Group Leaders

Anne Gensior
Germany
Anne Gensior works as an international script consultant for feature films and documentaries and as a script reader and ...
Complete bio
Pavel Jech
Czech Republic
Pavel Jech is a graduate of Columbia University as well as of FAMU, where he has served as dean since 2008. Pavel has ...
Complete bio
Ivo Trajkov
Czech Republic / North Macedonia
Ivo Trajkov is a director, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Skopje, Macedonia and graduated from FAMU in ...
Complete bio

Producer Tutor

Danijel Hocevar
Slovenia
Complete bio

Pitching Tutors

Gabriele Brunnenmeyer
Germany
Complete bio
Stefano Tealdi
Italy
Complete bio

Guest Tutors

Thanos Anastopoulos
Greece
Complete bio
Stefan Arsenijevic
Serbia
Complete bio
Alessandro Gropplero
Italy
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Cedomir Kolar
Croatia
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Christina Liapi
Greece
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Olimpia Pont Chafer
Spain
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Oceane Portal
France
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Manfred Schmidt
Germany
Complete bio
Elma Tataragic
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Complete bio
Inke Van Loocke
Netherlands
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Experts

Peter Badac
Slovakia
Complete bio
Marjorie Bendeck
Germany
Complete bio
Daniela Colle
Slovakia
Complete bio
Eve Gabereau
United Kingdom
Complete bio
Marge Liiske
Estonia
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Nikolaj Nikitin
Russia
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Pavel Strnad
Czech Republic
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Matthew Takata
United States
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Jacobine van der Vloed
Netherlands
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Awards

connecting cottbus Award

A selected project from MIDPOINT Feature Launch will be granted the opportunity to present itself during the pitching event within connecting cottbus co-production market. Participation will include individual consultations from international film professionals and one2one meetings with potential partners.

WINNER: The Ugly Mandarine

Rotterdam Lab Award

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

WINNER: Adi Dizdarevic

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 up-and-coming European art directors within the framework of a practical assignment workshopduring this fall.

WINNER: Erasing Frank

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