Second workshop of Feature Launch is about to take off

April 24, 2019

The second residential workshop of the Feature Launch program will be held from May 3 till May 9, 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania and it´s organized in partnership with Lithuanian Film Centre.

Nine feature-length projects and three script consultant trainees are finally meeting again after the first workshop of the program (January 2019) and a break full of writing and online consulting with program tutors. 

Tutors and program
Group leaders Anne Gensior, Ivo Trajkov and Christian Routh will continue with their guidance of projects. Gyula Gazdag will again act as script consultant trainees mentor and Feature Launch producer tutor and Head of Studies Danijel Hocevar is also coming back on board.  
The second workshop of the program will offer more open lectures by guest tutors (Christina Pelekani, Amanda Livanou, Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, Alessandro Gropplero, Marcin Luczaj), who will then meet the projects within one-to-one meetings for profound feedback.

These lectures shall be open also for Lithuanian film professionals: 

May 5, 2019 / 16:15 Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel / Kaunas, Lithuania
How to pitch your film – 6 questions for the pitch by Gabriele Brunnenmeyer

May 6, 2019 /  9.30  Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel / Kaunas, Lithuania
Marketing Is Your Friend: An Introduction to Film Marketing by Christina Pelekani

May 6, 2019 / 14.00 Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel / Kaunas, Lithuania
Dos And Don'ts With Sales Agents by Marcin Luczaj

May 7, 2019 / 9.30 Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel / Kaunas, Lithuania
Case Study: Pity by Amanda Livanou and Marcin Luczaj

May 8, 2019 / 9.30 Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel / Kaunas, Lithuania
How to Make Friends And - Sometimes - Even Good Films by Alessandro Gropplero

May 8, 2019 /  11.30 Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel / Kaunas, Lithuania
European Film Financing Sources by Danijel Hocevar

(In case you would like to join us for the lectures, please write to Barbora Podskubkova at barbora.podskubkova@amu.cz

After intensive five days in Lithuania, all participants will finally meet in June at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where they will present their projects within Works in Development – Feature Launch, a special project showcase organized within KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days. 
In January 2020, producers of all selected projects will attend When East Meets West Co-production market for the last module of the program – a networking follow-up session called Feature Launch Spotlight.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Czech Film Fund. It is presented in cooperation with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, When East Meets West, Trieste Film Festival, the Lithuanian Film Centre, connecting cottbus, CineMart and Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. 


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