MIDPOINT TV Launch 2018

Creative Europe MKCR Czech Film Fund IVF Slovak Audiovisual Fund APA CHARACTER Finale Plzen CineLink Industry Days HBO Europe Barrandov Studios Serial Eyes C21 Media Series Mania Art Department Masterclass


MIDPOINT TV Launch is an "idea-to-market" project development program, focused on scripted formats of miniseries or ongoing, episodic TV series that can sustain multiple seasons. Both half-hour and one-hour series proposals are accepted. We are focusing on content-rich, compelling stories and innovative series concepts both high end and low budget.

The program focuses on participants primarily coming from Central-Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic countries and the wider Mediterranean area, with a possible background in filmmaking or with previous experience in TV writing, wanting to shift to quality television production. 

The three residential workshops and online consultations will give participants the opportunity to develop their series concept, pilot script, pitch documents and pitching skills within a series of three workshops, in a constructive, supportive atmosphere.

The workshop uses group work, individual consultations, tutorial analysis, lectures, presentation of experts and pitching as its methodological tools. The participants will also be actively writing during the workshop working days, under the supervision of the tutors. Thus, participants leave the workshop with actual results and progressed materials. 

The working language of all MIDPOINT meetings and events is English, which is why a good knowledge of English is essential for participation.

MIDPOINT's partner HBO Europe will grant a financial annual award, to honor the best project at the final workshop of the year. C21 Media will grant a one-year free subscription for a selected producer participant. The Art Department Masterclass will grant a scholarship for a TV Launch project to attend its program and develop their production design visuals.

MIDPOINT TV Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.


workshop 1: November 4 - 10, 2017
workshop 2: April 19 - 25, 2018
workshop 3: August 11 - 17, 2018


workshop 1: Banska Stiavnica, Slovak Republic
workshop 2: Pilsen, Czech Republic (within Finale Plzen FF)
workshop 3: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (within Sarajevo FF)

Who is it for?

primary team members
/ writer/s
/ producer

secondary team members
/ director



/ 1st participant / 1.800 EUR per participant (600 EUR per workshop)
/ 2nd participant / 1.200 EUR per participant (400 EUR per workshop)
/ 3rd participant / 1.200 EUR per participant (400 EUR per workshop)

The fee includes accommodation, board and tuition at the workshop. Travel costs are NOT included. 

Contact person

Katarina Tomkova
Program Coordinator