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MIDPOINT Intensive Queer 2023

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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. 

Organizational information

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

Structure

Intensive 4-day journey

References

Huge motivation boost and way to move your project to the next level

Projects

Corruption

Despite his family's efforts to repress his artistic tendencies, a charismatic young boy grows up to become Miro Kirov, Bulgaria's most popular popstar. In the last years of socialist Bulgaria, he ...
MIDPOINT participants: Drago BagoKosta Karakashyan
Project detail

Grammatik

Handsome Chinese artist QING (25) has been fooling around Hamburg for two years on a language student visa. Due to his poor academic performance, he is about to be deported by the German ...
MIDPOINT participants: Popo FanJulia CollenPopo Fan
Project detail

Layby

Kieran is a thirty-six-year-old British lorry driver and he loves it. He loves the freedom. He loves the solitude. But most of all, he loves the sex. He’s constantly cruising in service stations, ...
Project detail

We Come From Here

As the war breaks out in February 2022, Mykola, a Ukrainian-born Canadian, travels back to Ukraine to convince his ailing grandmother, Vera, to leave before it might be too late. When he ...
MIDPOINT participants: Taras LesiukAnnick Sheedy McLellan
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Participants

Tutors

Group Leader

Lucia Kajankova
Czech Republic  
Lucia Kajánková (*1987 in Slovakia) is a screenwriter, director and script consultant, as well as festival programmer and lecturer based in Prague, Czech Republic. She studied philosophy and film ...
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Fee and how to apply

Fee

500 EUR
/ per participant. The fee includes accommodation, board, and tuition during the workshop. Travel costs are NOT included.

Aplication deadline

CALL CLOSED

Application requirements

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)
  • Treatment
    (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)

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