MIDPOINT Feature Launch & Shorts 2018 – deadlines extended!

September 27, 2017

Script and project development aimed at the region's strongest and most innovative scripts or treatments within narrative storytelling. The extended deadline is October 26, 2017.

The upcoming edition of Feature Launch has been expanded to become a year-long platform with 2 residential workshops, a project showcase at Karlovy Vary IFF and a networking spotlight at When East Meets West – all selected and presented in collaboration with our great partners.

Head of Studies at Feature Launch, Danijel Hocevar, says about the new workshop format,

"The idea is to support emerging talents to integrate their projects and knowledge into the marketplace by facilitating their experience in international collaboration. – There’s still a strong emphasis on script development consultancy, but in broader terms, we’ve also added the reflection on project development as such, including discussions about financing strategies and pitching skills, as well as packaging, marketing, distribution strategies, and the legal aspects of co-productions."

Who can apply

Teams of writers, directors and producers. The training platform is for emerging talents, meaning 1st and 2nd feature filmmakers.

Dates and venues

1. Feature Launch Workshop 1 @ EASTWEEK – Trieste FF, Italy – January 20 – 26, 2018
2. Feature Launch Workshop 2 @ MIDPOINT – in collaboration with Film Center Serbia – April/May 2018
3. Project Showcase with Industry experts @ KVIFF – in collaboration with Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic – July 2018
4. Feature Launch Spotlight @ WEMW – in collaboration with When East Meets West (during Trieste FF) – January 2019

Apply now – deadline October 26, 2017


A professional project development program open to creative teams of writers, directors and producers. Within two residential workshops the participants get to develop their script as well as prepare the production and promotional aspects of the projects. The feedback format is based on one-to-one tutoring as well as group feedback.

Dates and venues

Workshop 1 / Feature Launch Workshop 1 @ EASTWEEK / January 20 – 26, 2018 – in collaboration with Trieste FF / Italy

Workshop 2 / Feature Launch Workshop 2 @ MIDPOINT / April/May 2018 – in collaboration with Film Center Serbia

Apply now – deadline October 26, 2017

Contact: Program Coordinator, Kristyna Plhonova


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