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Open Call for MIDPOINT Intensive Iceland

January 03, 2018

It's our pleasure to announce the open call for MIDPOINT Intensive Iceland 2018, which will take place March 10-11 during the Stockfish Film Festival in Reykjavík. Thanks to a new collaboration with the Icelandic Film Centre, Icelandic film professionals will be invited to develop their feature film projects with international tutoring.

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This is the third time that MIDPOINT and the Stockfish Film Festival invite Icelandic film professionals and emerging filmmakers to this intensive workshop for feature films in early stages of development. The workshop is intended for writers, directors and producers who are working on their 1st or 2nd features.

During an intensive 2-day workshop, 4 selected teams will develop their scripts and projects, both relying on group feedback and on one-to-one consulting with the tutor.

The tutor for the workshop will once again be Pavel Jech. In addition to being MIDPOINT’s artistic director, Pavel is a professor at Chapman University in California, the former dean of FAMU, and an active screenwriter, instructor of screenwriting and expert mentor for the Sundance Lab and Berlinale Talents.

We welcome the support of the Icelandic Film Centre – as well as that of the Stockfish Film Festival and Bio Paradis, Reykjavík's art-house cinema – and their commitment to securing script and project development at international level for their local film industry.

The project fee for participation is 100 EUR.

In accordance with Iceland's Film Agreement, which establishes the industry's current policies and priorities, projects with women in key creative positions and those aimed at the children and youth markets are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send the following documents to midpointiceland@gmail.com by February 9, 2018:

1) a logline, short synopsis, and detailed treatment of your project

2) a letter of interest (i.e. why you want to participate in the workshop)

3) CVs of the writer and producer (both of whom are expected to participate in the workshop)

A committee made up of members from Iceland's professional film guilds and MIDPOINT will select the four teams/projects. If you have any further questions about this workshop, please write to midpointiceland@gmail.com