A brand new professional script-development program created to encourage diversity of topics and support filmmakers in queer storytelling. The four-day program is intended for international creative teams (writers, directors and producers) who are developing their feature fiction film projects with queer focus.
The program accepts 4 feature film projects in development, which work closely in one group. The core of the program is the intensive script analysis in group works and individual consultations. After the workshop, tailor-made online consultations with the group leader will follow according to the need of each project. The workshop is conducted in English language.
Who is it for?
- teams of writer, director and producer (max. 3 participants per team)
- projects with LGBTQ+ character(s) and/or themes central to the story
Intensive 4-day journey
Huge motivation boost and way to move your project to the next level
Fee and how to apply
To apply for the program, please create an account on the MIDPOINT Visitor Page and follow the instructions within the submission form, where you can also find detailed information about application materials.
The application materials consist of:
- Basic information about the participants and the project
- Synopsis (max. 1000 characters)
(approx. 10 pages, in PDF format) Please do NOT upload scripts (even if you already have one) - they will not be considered at this stage of the selection.
- Selected scene (max. 5 pages)
- Author´s Statement (max. 1 page)
- Producer´s Statement (max. 1 page)
- Motivation video (max. 4 minutes)
- Moodboard (optional)
You may ask
I am just a writer/director and do not have a producer attached to the project yet. Can I apply?
Unfortunately, no. The crucial part of the training leans in strengthening teamwork and building a strong creative team, which is why - the writer, director and producer must always participate together.
As a producer, why am I required to participate? Do I need to participate actively?
Yes, exactly. We are aiming for producers who are used to (or want to start) being a part of the creative process, to know the project better, to understand it better to develop it better.
I'm not fluent in English, can I still apply?
Sadly, no. As the entire training runs in English, and during the working days you'll be asked to write directly in English, we require an intermediate level of these language skills. This simply means: your grammar doesn't have to be perfect, but you need to talk/write fluently and have the vocabulary to do so.