MIDPOINT 2020: Call for Applications

Call for Applications for MIDPOINT programs: Feature Launch, Writer’s Room and Shorts is Open!

MIDPOINT Feature Launch

Project development

A unique training and networking platform for emerging talents from Central and Eastern Europe who are developing their first or second feature films, working with teams of writers, directors and producers.

The 9 feature film projects go through an intensive 4-module program that enables them to work closely on the script and project development, and provides them with financing and co-production opportunities.
Project showcase takes place within Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR for the best project; follow-up module for participating producers is organized within When East Meets West Co-production Market.

Script consultants training

The development process that the Feature Launch projects go through is used as a platform to train three attending script consultant trainees, who are studying for their future careers as professional script consultants.

Industry partners: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, When East Meets West, CineMart, connecting cottbus

MIDPOINT Feature Launch supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA

Key words: first or second feature film, creative teams (writer, director, producer), script consultant training

Accepting:

  • PROJECTS – first or second feature films (teams of writers, directors and producers)
  • SCRIPT CONSULTANT TRAINEES – script consultants, writers, editors, creative producers and other film professionals (with some experience in story-editing) with the ambition of becoming script consultants.

Awards (for participants with project):

  • KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award (10.000 EUR)
  • connecting cottbus Award
  • Rotterdam Lab Award

Deadlines for submissions:
Project Development: September 13, 2019
Script Consultant Training: September 27, 2019

MIDPOINT Writers´ Room 2019

Program designed to support the training of specialized skills and to offer practical knowledge about the organization of a writers’ room. It is open to writers and creative producers (with some experience in writing and the ambition of becoming creators/showrunners).
The 4-day workshop consists of lecturesplotting and writing training, and simulation of a writers’ room. Participants will get acquainted with the structure, hierarchy and processes running in a writers’ room, from two different perspectives: the American and the European.
Key words: writers´ room, writing training, writer, creative producer, showrunner, TV drama, series, TV series

Accepting:

  • SINGLE PARTICIPANTS – writers and creative producers (with some experience in writing and the ambition of becoming creators/showrunners)

Deadline for submissions: September 13, 2019

MIDPOINT Shorts 2019-2020

MIDPOINT Shorts is a training and networking platform intended for young and emerging talents with projects of professional or graduation short films. It selects teams of writers, directors and producers of 4 short film projects mainly from the Central and Eastern European region to go through two intensive residential workshops dedicated to script and project development. A brand-new project showcase takes place within When East Meets West Co-production Market.

Industry partners: When East Meets West

Accepting:

  • PROJECTS – professional or graduation short film projects (teams of writers, directors and producers)

Deadline for submissions: July 26, 2019