MIDPOINT goes to Karlovy Vary IFF

June 29, 2017

The international film festival is just around the corner, and here is an overview of MIDPOINT's activities in Karlovy Vary.

July 4 – 8 – closed sessions!

For the second time, emerging film talents from the region will participate in MIDPOINT's intensive script development program. 6 projects from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine will receive invaluable script feedback from the Sundance Institute experts, Naomi Foner and Erik Jendresen, as well as take part in the festival's general industry program. Read more about all participants here.

The workshop is made possible with the kind cooperation of APA – Audiovisual Producers' Association, Czech Film Fund, Czech Ministry of Culture and Karlovy Vary IFF.

The Benefits of Guided Script Development
Tuesday, July 4, 4–6 pm at the Industry Pool at Hotel Thermal – open panel!

As part of KVIFF's industry events, MIDPOINT is pleased to take part in the panel discussion about the importance of script and project development. The discussion takes off with MIDPOINT tutor from Sundance Institute, Naomi Foner; and will later include film cases such as MIDPOINT alumni project 'Filthy' with director Tereza Nvotova, a TorinoFilmLab case, as well as introduce the new script incubator of the Czech Film Fund represented here by Oscar winning Czech director Jan Sverak. The Head of Studies of MIDPOINT's Feature Launch program, Danijel Hocevar, will moderate the 2 hour discussion, and onboard the panel are also representatives from Trieste Film Festival, When East Meets West, and Director of MIDPOINT, Barbora Struss.

We would like to wish our dear alumni congratulations on their premieres and screenings in Karlovy Vary.

East of the West 
ABSENCE OF CLOSENESS by Josef Tuka – World Premiere
Czech Republic / 2017 / 65 min
* MIDPOINT Intensive CZ 2014

Future Frames 
ATLANTIS, 2003 by Michal Blasko – National Premiere
Slovakia, Czech Republic / 2017 / 30 min.
* MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2015

Czech Films 2016–2017 
OUT by Gyorgy Kristof – National Premiere
Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic / 2017 / 88 min
* MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2013

LITTLE HARBOUR by Iveta Grofova
Slovakia, Czech Republic / 2017 / 85 min
* MIDPOINT Intensive SK 2014

FILTHY by Tereza Nvotova
Czech Republic, Slovakia / 2017 / 88 min
* MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2014

See the festival's screening schedule here.

Meet us @KVIFF
The whole team of MIDPOINT will be present at Karlovy Vary from July 3 – 7 and will be please to set up a meeting. Please find all direct contacts here.


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