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MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020: Project & Participant selection

December 04, 2019

We are very happy to announce the 9 new feature film projects and 3 script consultant trainees that have been selected for MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020. 

MIDPOINT's leading feature-length film program Feature Launch is designed for filmmakers working on their first and second films

Selected writers, producers and directors will experience a year-long development platform, which takes off in January 2020 in Trieste and runs till January 2021. 

Moreover, three script consultant trainees will complete the selected projects on their inspirational journey. 

Project Selection:

CRISSEA IV / Romania 
Vladimir Dembinski / writer, director 
Bogdan Craciun / producer, Libra Film Productions

KYUKA / Greece 
Kostis Charamountanis / writer, director
Danae  Spathara / producer, Heretic

NEITHER VOICE / Slovenia 
Ester Ivakic / writer, director
Nika Jurman / writer 
Andraz Jeric / producer, Temporama

SARA'S BUNGALOW / Poland 
Malgorzata Pilacinska / writer 
Julia Rogowska / director
Krystyna Kantor / producer, Shipsboy

THE FRAGILE BEAUTY OF MASCULINITY / Czech Republic, Slovakia 
Andrea Culkova / writer, director
Miroslav Novak / producer, Duracfilm
Katarina Krnacova / producer, Silverart

THE SANCTUARY / Bulgaria 
Aleksandra  Genova / writer
Katerina Borisova / director 
Eleni Dekidis / producer, Semperia Films

TWO TIMES ONE / Bulgaria 
Vladimir Petev / writer, director
Vanya Rainova / producer, Portokal

USUD / Serbia 
Stefan Malesevic / writer, director 
Andrijana Sofranic Sucur / producer, Set Sail Films, NANA 143

VACUUM / Ukraine 
Yelizaveta Smith / writer, director 
Aleksandra Kostina / producer, Bosonfilm

Script Consultant Trainees: 

Angeliki Vergou / Greece

Judit Olah / Hungary 

Melissa Dhondt / Belgium 

MIDPOINT is excited to continue the collaboration with the Trieste Film FestivalKarlovy Vary International Film Festival and When East Meets West, to make another edition of Feature Launch possible.

The program starts in January 2020 in Trieste, Italy, during the Trieste Film Festival – Eastweek and When East Meets West Co-production Forum.
The second workshop will be organized in April in Slovakia and the third workshop with the presentation platform Works in Development – Feature Launch will take place at Karlovy Vary IFF in July 2020.
The producers of selected projects will then come back to Trieste in 2021 for the special follow-up networking event Feature Launch Spotlight, co-organized by When East Meets West.

The program will hand out the main financial KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR for the best project within Eastern Promises Industry Days  of Karlovy Vary IFF in July 2020. 

Read more about Feature Launch here.


MIDPOINT Feature Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Czech Film Fund. It is presented in cooperation with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, When East Meets West, Trieste Film Festival, the connecting cottbus, CineMart, Les Arcs Film Festival and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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