May 04, 2017
An extraordinary number of 75 projects were submitted, and filmmakers from no less than 32 countries were considered for the 9 slots in MIDPOINT's feature film program.
Alive in Moscow
Night of the Whale
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2017
Inke Van Loocke
The participants will go through an intensive script and project development program which stretches over 5 months and includes two residential workshops in June and October as well as online consultations and not the least followed by high-end pitching and training awards - see more in the newsletter below.
The 9 projects are:
Alive in Moscow - writer/director Grigore Becket, producer Elie Aufseesser (Switzerland/Moldova)
Asunden - writer/director Petter Ringbom, producer Eliza Jones (Sweden)
Hawa Hawaii - writer/director Amirah Tajdin, producer Wafa Tajdin (Kenya)
Inventory - writer/director Darko Sinko, producer Vlado Bulajic (Slovenia)
Mnk Boy - writer Sibel Altinbas, director Mete Gümürhan, producer Bas Broertjes (Netherlands/Turkey)
Night of the Whale - writer/director Kaveh Daneshmand, producer Jordi Niubo (Czech Republic)
Waterwolf - writer/director Ann-Julie Vervaeke, producer Anastassia Oudovitchenko (Belgium)
Zana - writer/director Antoneta Kastrati, producer Casey Johnson (Kosovo)
19 - writer/director Kosara Mitic, producer Kornelija Ristovska (Macedonia)
'Alive in Moscow' was selected thanks to our partnership with COCO / Connecting Cottbus, and 'Hawa Hawaii' in collaboration with REALNESS - A Screenwriters Residency.
The members of the selection committee are MIDPOINT Artistic Director Pavel Jech, script writer/script editor and Professor at Chapman University, CA; Slovenian Producer Danijel Hocevar, Program Consultant and Core Tutor on Feature Launch; Alessandro Gropplero from Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and Head of When East Meets West co-production forum; Inke Van Loocke, Coordinator of CineMart and Rotterdam Lab under IFFR/International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Kristyna Plhonova, Project Manager of MIDPOINT Feature Launch.
The Feature Launch 2017 awards are:
- MIDPOINT Development Award of 8.000 EUR to 1 selected project
- coco Award within Connecting Cottbus in November 2017 - a pitching opportunity for 4 selected projects called MIDPOINT Selection 2017
- Rotterdam Lab / CineMart - professional training participation for 1 selected producer