October 16, 2017
It's a great pleasure to announce the 6 selected projects for the 2018 edition of MIDPOINT TV Launch, the international idea-to-market program for emerging TV series creators.
On November 5, the selected projects and its 15 participants will embark on a 9 month development program, which takes their original TV series ideas through an intensive script writing process, and on to meet the international market and decision makers.
First workshop takes place in the intimate setting of Banska Stiavnica in Slovakia. Second workshop is held during the film festival Finale Plzen in Czech Republic, and the final workshop takes the participants to the vibrant film market CineLink during Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The 6 projects come from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece and Serbia, and they are:
Dropping the Ball – writer Maria Hatzakou, director Alkin Papastathopoulos, producer Amanda Livanou (Greece)
Promotion – writers Eva Pjajcikova & Malgorzata Biedronska (Czech Republic)
THE EVIL GOOD – writer Arne Kohlweyer, writer/producer Eike Goreczka (Germany)
The Mind of Primitive Man – writers Christian Falvey & Ondrej Gabriel, writer/producer Andrea Culkova (Czech Republic)
Transit – writer Domien Huyghe, producer Melissa Dhondt (Belgium)
TURBO – writers Milica Zivanovic & Boris Grgurovic, writer/producer Matthias Nerlich (Serbia)
This year, TV Launch's Head of Studies Alan Kingsberg is joined by two new Core Tutors, Gabor Krigler and Maggie Murphy, as well as Guest Tutors Giacomo Durzi, Ben Harris and Steve Matthews for Workshop 1 in November.
In the end of the 9 month workshop program, the TV Launch awards are handed out. The HBO Europe Award goes to the best project, and the C21 Media Award is handed out to one participating producer.
MIDPOINT TV Launch is supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, International Visegrad Fund, and presented in collaboration with HBO Europe, Finale Plzen, Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, CHARACTER – Film Development Association, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Barrandov Studio & AMU.
MIDPOINT Intensive SK
We are also very pleased to announced the project selection for this year's intensive workshop which takes place in Slovakia this November, lead by tutor Ivo Trajkov.
The 3 projects are:
The Owners' Association – writer Jiri Havelka & producer Marek Jenicek
VILLA LUCIA – writer/producer Michal Kollar & writer Lukas Sigmund
White Horse – writer Jakub Medvecky & producer Andrej Kolencik
The program is realized in collaboration with CHARACTER – Film Development Association, Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Czech Film Fund.