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 and group feedback.
MIDPOINT Shorts 2018 is a professional project development program open to creative teams of filmmakers (scriptwriter, director, and producer).
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 and promotional aspects of their projects.
The residential workshops consist of group work within a small group of participants, being led by an experienced script consultant, accompanied by plenary sessions and one-to-one meetings with an international team of experts from different areas of audiovisual industries, who we will be coming to the parallel international program MIDPOINT Feature Launch.
Tailor-made online consultations will follow after W1 and W2, according to the need of each project.
WORKSHOP 1 / January 20 – 26, 2018
WORKSHOP 2 / April 27 - May 3, 2018
WORKSHOP 1 / Trieste, Italy (within Trieste FF)
WORKSHOP 2 / TBA, Serbia
/ teams of producer and writers and/or directors
/ projects of professional or graduation short films
October 26, 2017
750 EUR per participant (max. 3 participants in creative team)
The fee covers workshop training, on-line consultations, accommodation and full board subsistence (food) during both workshops. Participants must pay all travel costs.
We advise participants to apply for scholarships for participation fees and/or travel costs in their countries, as many public film funding bodies are usually supporting such training costs.
To apply for the MIDPOINT Shorts workshop with your short film project, please create an account on the MIDPOINT Visitor Page and follow the instructions.
The system will be open on August 16, 2017.
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:
/ Creative teams of producer and writer and/or director must attend both residential workshops
/ The project must be a professional or graduation short film
/ At least first draft of the script or advanced treatment should be submitted
/ application form
/ completed script or advanced treatment
/ producer’s letter elaborating production strategy
/ profile of the production company
/ preliminary financing plan
/ development and production timetable of the project
/ brief distribution strategy of the project
/ biography and a photo of each team member
/ personal motivation letter from the writer
/ producer´s note
/ director´s note
/ evidence of previous work of each team member