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MIDPOINT Feature Launch

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MIDPOINT Feature Launch is a professional training programme open to creative teams of filmmakers (scriptwriter, director and producer). The five-month program is intended for emerging film professionals who are developing their first and second feature film projects, 

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 

This program was created to provide support to writers, producers and directors to enable them to constructively participate in the development process. MIDPOINT Feature Launch is a professional training programme open to creative teams of filmmakers (scriptwriter, director and producer).  

The five-month program is intended for emerging film professionals who are developing their first and second feature film projects, helping them to integrate into the marketplace by facilitating experience in international collaboration and networking opportunities.

During two one-week long residential workshops the teams will work on creative development of the script as well as on the development, production & promotional aspects of their projects. Between both residential workshops, tailor-made online consultations will follow, according to the need of each project.

Residential workshops consists of group work within small groups of participants, each being led by internationally renowned and experienced script consultant, accompanied with plenary sessions and one-to-one meetings by international team of experts from different areas of audiovisual industries, in-depth meetings with guest tutors and inspired master-classes and case-studies by renowned film-makers and other film professionals.

In the end of the second residential workshop, a MIDPOINT Development Award of 8.000 EUR will be awarded to one of the participating projects. Moreover, several other partner and networking awards (participation on co-production markets) are to be announced soon.

MIDPOINT Shorts 2017 
Traditionally, MIDPOINT offers a module for short films in development. 
For the edition of 2017, the MIDPOINT Shorts workshop will take place within the second residential workshop of Feature Launch - in October in Czech Republic. 
This script and project development program is designed for professional or graduation short film projects and is opened to creative teams of filmmakers (scriptwriter, director and producer). 
The deadline will be July 15, 2017. A new call will be launched in the beginning of June 2017.    

Dates

Workshop 1: June 10 – 16, 2017
Workshop 2: October 15 - 21, 2017

Venues

Workshop 1: Ohrid, Macedonia 
Workshop 2: Prague, Czech Republic 

Who is it for?

Feature Launch 

/ teams of writers and/or directors and producers 

/ projects of first and second feature films

 

Deadline

March 24, 2017

Fee

Feature Launch 
/ 1st participant / 1000 EUR per participant per both workshops
/ 2nd participant / 800 EUR per participant per both workshops
/ 3nd participant / 800 EUR per participant per both workshops

The fee includes accommodation, board and tuition at BOTH workshops. Travel costs are NOT included.

 

MIDPOINT Shorts 2017 
/ 500 EUR per participant

The fee includes accommodation, board and tuition at the workshop. Travel costs are NOT included.

Contact person

Kristyna Plhonova
Project Manager
kristyna.plhonova@famu.cz