August 02, 2018
The six projects of the 2018 edition have already been through an intense 9-month training, supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union. Since starting in November 2017, they’ve worked on their concepts, pilot scripts, season outlines, as well as the partnership and development financial structures for their projects, under the supervision of their core tutors, guest tutors and a producer tutor.
The third and final workshop, held within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival and its market dedicated for TV drama content, CineLink Drama, will be focused on polishing their development strategies, and, subsequently, widening the networking, marketing and financing options for the projects. The workshop will conclude with a pitching session open for industry professionals, followed by curated one-on-one meetings.
Three awards will be granted at the final event of the workshop: the HBO Europe Award, selecting the Best Project and bestowing a financial award of 5.000 USD, the C21 Media Award, offering the Best Producer a one-year subscription to the content of C21 Media and the Art Department Masterclass Award, inviting a selected project to be picked up as a case project for developing its production design by a new generation of European art directors, under the supervision of the most significant international professionals.
We kindly invite you to join us for the open program in Sarajevo:
August 12 / Sunday / 17.30 – 19.00 / Yunus Emre Institute
Make Your Pitch Custom-Made
Lecture by Michaela Sabo
August 13 / Monday / 15.00 – 16.30 / Hotel Europe
The Advantage and Disadvantage of Major Networks
Lecture by Jacqueline de Goeij
August 15 / Wednesday / 11.00 – 13.00 / Hotel Europe
MIDPOINT TV Launch & CineLink Drama Pitching
August 15 / Wednesday / 17.00 – 18.30 / Hotel Europe
Cutting to the Chase
Lecture by Erik Jendresen
The MIDPOINT TV Launch team will be attending Sarajevo and happy to meet up with those present:
Barbora Struss, Director, August 13-17
Eliska Maleckova, Executive Director, August 13-17
Katarina Tomkova, Program Coordinator of MIDPOINT TV Launch, August 11-17
Alexandra Zuntova, Production of MIDPOINT TV Launch, August 11-17
Sona Morgenthalova, Program Coordinator of MIDPOINT Feature Launch, August 11-17
MIDPOINT TV Launch, an "idea-to-market" project development program is the only existing residential, project-based program targeting and tailoring its content for emerging television professionals – both creative teams and development executives - coming from the Central and Eastern European region and the only project-based program of this kind accepting mini-series, digital / web series, as well as ongoing series projects.
The program focuses on participants primarily coming from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic countries and the wider Mediterranean area, with a possible background in filmmaking or with previous experience in TV writing, wanting to transition into quality television production.
The 2019 call for applications is now open.
MIDPOINT TV Launch 2018 is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the International Visegrad Fund. It is presented in cooperation with HBO Europe, the Finale Plzen Film Festival, the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, CHARACTER – Film, Development Association, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Barrandov Studio, Series Mania, the Audiovisual Producers' Association and of course AMU.