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MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 opens for submissions

July 14, 2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch, one of our core programs, aims to support writers, directors, producers and aspiring script consultants coming mainly from Central and Eastern Europe and the wider Mediterranean area (detailed eligibility info here).

Feature Launch / Project Development Training

A unique training and networking platform for emerging talents – teams of writers, producers and first- or second-time directors.

The 9 feature film projects go through an intensive 4-module program that enables them to work closely on the script and project development, and provides them with financing and co-production opportunities and marketing strategies. 

The program consists of 3 residential workshops and the project showcase which takes place within Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR for the best project.

Producers are invited to participate also at the follow-up module organized within When East Meets West Co-Production Forum.

Feature Launch / Script Consultancy Training

The development process that the Feature Launch projects go through is used as a platform to train three attending script consultant trainees, who are learning the principles of script consultancy to enhance their future careers.

Dates and venues

Workshop 1 / January 2021, Trieste, Italy 

Workshop 2 / April 2021, Trnava, Slovakia

Workshop 3 and Works in Development – Feature Launch project showcase / July 2021, Prague and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Feature Launch Spotlight / January 2022, Trieste, Italy

Program accepts

PROJECTS – first or second feature films ⃰ (teams of writers, directors and producers) coming from Central and Eastern Europe and the wider Mediterranean area 

⃰ the rule regarding first or second feature film applies only to the director

SCRIPT CONSULTANT TRAINEES – script consultants, writers, editors, creative producers and other film professionals (with some experience in story-editing) with the ambition of becoming script consultants

Deadline for submissions: September 9, 2020

You can find more information about MIDPOINT Feature Launch here.

You can access the application form here.

The program schedule and the form of the organization inevitably depend on the development of the coronavirus pandemic situation.

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