MIDPOINT Script Consultancy Training 2024

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Take a unique learning-by-doing opportunity to master your script consulting skills. Guided by an acclaimed mentor, you will experience the project development process alongside the Feature Launch program, consulting real projects from your peers and improving your ability to analyse scripts, give constructive feedback and pitch yourself on the market.


Learning-by-doing experience

Develop your skills in practice. The training gives you space to examine the script consulting role on real projects selected for the MIDPOINT Feature Launch. Throughout the program, the mentor will guide you, provide you with his/her knowledge and give you personal feedback on how to improve.

  • get unique experience, possibility to work on real projects
  • take advantage of safe environment & thorough guidance of an experienced mentor
  • enhance your script editing and communication skills
  • learn to give constructive feedback
  • master your analytic craft of writing script reports for film funds, cultural & other funding organizations
  • learn how to present yourself as a script consultant
  • pitch yourself & network at Karlovy Vary IFF


You will experience the project development process alongside the Feature Launch program, consulting real projects fromof your peers and improving your abilities to analyze scripts, give constructive feedback andor pitch yourself on the market.

  • Online Preparatory Seminar
    February/March 2024 | online

    Online seminar exclusively for 3 selected script consultant trainees that will prepare them for further work with Feature Launch projects alongside the group leaders.

  • Workshop 1 
    March 2024 | Czech Republic

    Each trainee is assigned to one of the three groups, and works closely with the group leader and the participants on the development of their scripts. Trainees also meet regularly with their mentor to review their learning progress.

    Through this process, the trainees are acquainted with the script and development aspects of developing a film project, enhance their communication skills during the creative process and, most important, learn how to give constructive feedback to the creative teams to help them move forward in their development.

  • Workshop 2 
    May 2024 | online

    Online individual consultations, group work, lectures focused on script/treatment development. 

  • Workshop 3 + Works in Development – Feature Launch
    June/July 2024 | Prague and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

    The trainees continue to observe the various stages of the development of the projects, through the final presentation at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. They are present at the pitching training and rehearsals and also prepare their own presentations, as they'll pitch themselves as industry professionals during the KVIFF pitching forum.

    Networking opportunities at the event may help them in their future careers.

  • Workshop 4 
    September/October 2024 | online

    Individual consultations, group works, master classes, lectures focused on marketing and distribution strategies including new formats.


Perfect way to move your career to the next level


Inspirational professionals with a passion for sharing their experience

Script-consultant Trainee Mentor

The Script-consultant Trainee Mentor co-creates the training for the script-consultant trainees, ensuring that this training is implemented organically into the group work and that the collaborative set-up simulates a real-life industry environment. He meets regularly with the trainees, providing feedback and support.

Gyula Gazdag
United States  
Gyula Gazdag is a director of film, theatre, and television productions. He has served as the Artistic Director of the Sundance Director‘s Lab since 1997. He was a creative advisor at the Binger ...
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Fees & Deadline

Take the first step towards your MIDPOINT journey


Script Consultancy Training
1, 500 EUR per participant
Possible to pay in installments. The fee includes accommodation, board, and tuition during the residential workshops. Travel costs are NOT included.


October 31, 2023

Who can apply

  • Aspiring script consultants (script consultants, writers, editors, creative producers, and other film professionals /with some experience in story-editing /with the ambition of becoming script consultants), coming mainly from Central and Eastern Europe or with the motivation of working with this region 

Application requirements

The application materials consist of:

  • basic information about the applicant
  • short professional biography 
    in full sentences, max. 1000 characters incl. spaces
  • photo of the applicant
  • applicant's statement of purpose
    explaining the applicant's motivation and reasons for joining the program, max. of 1 page
  • selected scene analysis
    selected scene and detailed requirements can be found in the online application form, approx. 1 page
  • applicant's motivation for working with the CEE region
    explaining the motivation for working within the Central and Eastern Europe region (required only for applicants outside of the CEE region), max. of 1 page


Did we forget something? Don't hesitate to ask

Sona Morgenthalova
Program Coordinator


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