MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018

MKCR Czech Film Fund Karlovy Vary IFF Trieste Film Festival When East Meets West Serbian Film Center APA Rotterdam Lab coco Art Department Masterclass


Unique training platform for emerging film professionals from the region*. The one-year programme features two workshops focusing on project development, financing, and co-production opportunities; plus a brand new presentation platform, and a follow-up session. We welcome writers, directors, and producers developing their first or second feature film.


Workshop 1 & Workshop 2 
During two one-week long residential workshops, the teams will work on the creative development of the script as well as on the development, production & promotional aspects of their projects.

Residential workshops consist of group work within small groups of participants, each being led by internationally renowned and experienced script consultant, accompanied with plenary sessions and one-to-one meetings by an international team of experts from different areas of audiovisual industries, in-depth meetings with guest tutors and inspiring master-classes and case studies by renowned filmmakers and other film professionals.

During the first workshop taking place in January 2018 during the Trieste Film Festival, within its established Eastweek training initiative, participants will focus on script development, creative and financing strategies as well as pitching skills.
At the second workshop, the participants will continue their work on the script development, but also focus on the marketing and distribution, sales and festival strategies as well as legal aspects and financial issues of their projects and enhance their pitching skills.

Tailor-made online consultations will follow after W1 and W2, according to the need of each project.

Works in Development - Feature Launch
After the development process of two residential workshops, all nine selected projects will be presented at the first edition of the Works in Development - Feature Launch to a panel of industry decision-makers, including funders, sales agents, producers and festival programmers. This event will take place within IFF Karlovy Vary 2018 Industry Days.
Creative teams will be prepared for the final presentation by a pitching trainer within a one-day intensive training preceding instantly the pitching event.

Feature Launch Spotlight 
To close the cycle of the one year platform, co-production market When East Meets West will invite to Trieste once again all 2018 selected producers to offer them the chance to have a follow up with their potential artistic and financing partners.


*Eligible countries:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Conditioned/limited slots can be appointed to projects coming from outside of the region.
If you are not sure about your eligibility, please don't hesitate to contact us.



1. Feature Launch Workshop 1 - January 20 – 26, 2018 

2. Feature Launch Workshop 2 - April 27 – May 3, 2018 

3. Works in Development - Feature Launch - June 30 - July 4, 2018 

4. Feature Launch Spotlight - January 2019 



1. Feature Launch Workshop 1 -  in collaboration with Trieste FF Eastweek / Trieste, Italy

2. Feature Launch Workshop 2 - in collaboration with Film Center Serbia / Belgrade, Serbia 

3. Works in Development - Feature Launch - in collaboration with Karlovy Vary IFF /  Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 

4. Feature Launch Spotlight - in collaboration with When East Meets West / Trieste, Italy 


Who is it for?

/ teams of producer and writers and/or directors  

/ projects of first and second feature films


October 26, 2017


/ 1st participant / 1500 EUR per participant

/ 2nd and 3rd participant / 1000 EUR per participant

The fee includes accommodation, board and tuition during both workshops and Karlovy Vary IFF showcase. Travel costs are NOT included. 


Contact person

Sona Morgenthalova
Program Coordinator