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MIDPOINT open calls for 2018

August 21, 2017

If you are in the early stages of writing a script for either your first or second feature film, for a short film, or you are working on a new idea for a high-end TV series, MIDPOINT offers three development programs in 2018. The calls are now open.

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Programs
MIDPOINT TV Launch 2018
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018 2018
MIDPOINT Shorts 2018 2018

Emerging film talents – writers, directors, producers – meet international tutors to develop their scripts and projects from early drafts and ideas to scripts ready to pitch to the film and TV industry respectively. MIDPOINT has offered intensive tailor-made programs since 2010, and the call for 2018 is now open.

MIDPOINT TV Launch
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.

Workshop 1: November 2017 / TBA, Slovak Republic
Workshop 2: April 2018 / Pilsen, Czech Republic (within Finale Plzen FF)
Workshop 3: August 2018 / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (within Sarajevo FF)

Deadline: September 22, 2017
 
MIDPOINT Feature Launch
Unique training platform for emerging film professionals from the region. The one year program 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.  

1. Workshop 1 @EASTWEEK - January 20 – 26, 2018 
/ in collaboration with Trieste FF, Italy  
2. Workshop 2 @MIDPOINT -  April/May 2018 
/ Serbia 
3. Project Showcase with Industry experts @KVIFF - July 2018 
/ in collaboration with Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic 
4. Feature Launch Spotlight @WEMW - January 2019 
/ in collaboration with When East Meets West, Trieste, Italy 

Deadline: October 16, 2017

MIDPOINT Shorts
MIDPOINT has opened a special workshop program dedicated to short fiction films in development. Within the two residential workshops, teams of writers, directors and producers get to develop their script as well as prepare the production and promotional aspects of their projects. The feedback format is based on one-to-one tutoring as well as group feedback.  

Workshop 1: January 20 – 26, 2018 / in collaboration with Trieste FF, Italy  
Workshop 2: April/May 2018 / Serbia

Deadline: October 16, 2017