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.
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 SeminarFebruary/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 1March 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 2May 2024 | online
Online individual consultations, group work, lectures focused on script/treatment development.
Workshop 3 + Works in Development – Feature LaunchJune/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 4September/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.
Fees & Deadline
Take the first step towards your MIDPOINT journey
Script Consultancy Training
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
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