MIDPOINT Smash Cut 2021

With the support of
Creative Europe MKCR
In partnership with
Baltic Event


This project-based program is designed for creators of short-form series (up to 20 mins per episode) coming from the Central and Eastern European region.

The program focuses on participants with a background in the audiovisual industry that want to shift to short-form series development. It will be working with 3–4 projects in 1 group. 

The workshop will help the participants define their series concept, outline their pilot script and season, and will train and explain the specifics of short-form series and the difference to long-form series in storytelling. Besides receiving the tutors' attention and guidance, the projects will also have the option of receiving  feedback from their fellow participants.

Smash Cut uses lectures, group work and individual consultations 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.

Smash Cut is realized with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

The program schedule and the form of the organization inevitably depend on the development of the coronavirus pandemic situation.


Note: In case of an interest to enhance your craft and television writing skills, as well as to get acquintaned with the structure and workflow of a writers' room, explore our sidebar training program MIDPOINT Writers' Room.

Independent producers interested in shifting from feature films to series content, feel free to learn more about our yet another series dedicated program MIDPOINT Cold Open.

Long form series are developed under the MIDPOINT TV Launch program.


Preparatory kick-off: beginning of November 2021
Workshop: November 14–20, 2021


Preparatory kick-off: online
Workshop: Tallinn, Estonia / in collaboration with Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Who is it for?

* writer/s with a project
* teams of writer/s and producer with a project

Eligible countries

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

In case you're not sure about your eligibility, please contact us!


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* 500 EUR per participant

The tuition, full board and accommodation is offered within the participation fee. Travel costs should be covered by the participants themselves. 

Contact person

Alexandra Gabrizova
Program Coordinator