Journey to Rome
MIDPOINT Shorts 2011
MIDPOINT Dramaturgy In The Editing Room 2014
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2015
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021
10 YEARS OF MIDPOINT: JOURNEY TO ROME
Feature Launch reveals the 2021 generation and introduces new program scheme
Mikulas Novotny co-founded Background Films in 2012, debuting as a producer with Tomasz Mielnik's spiritual comedy "Journey to Rome" in 2015. He graduated from Producing (FAMU) and Theory of Interactive Media (Masaryk University). He is an EAVE Producers Workshop graduate (2018) and the Czech EFP Producer on The Move (2020). He has since produced Czech New Wave legend Karel Vachek's six-hour film essay "Communism and the Net or the End of Representative Democracy" as well as numerous shorts of exceptional emerging authors from the Czech film and visual-arts environment. Mikulas is currently co-producing Jan P. Matuszyński's "Leave No Traces" and developing a slate of feature films including Mielnik's ambitious period comedy "Gregorius, The Chosen One".