June 15, 2018
Celebrating a new initiative between MIDPOINT and the Karlovy Vary IFF, the 2018 edition will present 9 exciting projects being developed within the current Feature Launch program.
Clouds On Leashes
Leave No Traces
The Myth of a Real Man
The Ugly Mandarine
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018
Jan P. Matuszynski
Olimpia Pont Chafer
Inke Van Loocke
The 9 projects have been carefully refined and further developed during the previous 2 workshops of the program, visiting the Trieste FF in Italy in January 2018 and Belgrade, Serbia in May 2018.
The Works in Development - Feature Launch presentation, which brings together projects from Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine, will take place on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11 am, at the Čas Cinema.
The presented projects are:
/ Brazil - Director/Writer Thelyia Petraki, Producer Kostas Tagalakis
/ Balaur – Director/Writer Octav Chelaru, Producer Livia Radulescu
/ Clouds On Leashes – Director/Writer Gunel Eva, Producer Maria Ibrahimova
/ Erasing Frank – Director/Writer Gabor Fabricius, Producer Miklos Havas
/ Homeward – Director/Writer Nariman Aliev, Writer Marysia Nikitiuk, Producer Vladimir Yatsenko
/ Leave No Traces - Writer Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk, Director Jan P. Matuszynski, Producer Leszek Bodzak
/ Sirin - Writer Claudia Bottino, Director/Writer Senad Sahmanovic, Producer Velisa Popovic
/ The Myth of a Real Man – Director/Writer Lee Filipovski, Producer Adi Dizdarevic
/ The Ugly Mandarine – Director/Writer Piaoyu Xie, Producer Veronika Kuhrova
Read more about the projects here.
The tutors that have been conducting the training sessions for these projects were:
/ Danijel Hocevar (SI) - Head of Studies and Producer Tutor
/ Anne Gensior (DE) - Core Tutor
/ Pavel Jech (US) - Core Tutor
/ Ivo Trajkov (CZ/MK) - Core Tutor
/ Gabriele Brunnenmeyer (DE) - Pitching Tutor
/ Alessandro Gropplero (IT) - Guest Tutor
/ Christina Liapi (GR) - Guest Tutor
/ Olimpia Pont Chafer (ES) - Guest Tutor
/ Inke Van Loocke (NL) - Guest Tutor
/ Oceane Portal (FR) - Guest Tutor
/ Stefan Arsenijevic (RS) - Guest Tutor
/ Manfred Schmidt (DE) - Guest Tutor
/ Stefano Tealdi (IT) - Pitching Tutor
/ Thanos Anastopoulos (GR) - Guest Tutor
/ Cedomir Kolar (HR) - Guest Tutor
/ Elma Tataragic (BA) - Guest Tutor
Read more about all these tutors here.
Thanks to our partners, selected MIDPOINT Feature Launch projects will receive the following awards on July 3, 2018 in Karlovy Vary:
connecting cottbus Award
A selected project from MIDPOINT Feature Launch will be granted the opportunity to pitch itself at connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market during the Cottbus Film Festival.
Rotterdam Lab Award
One producer will be selected to participate in the professional training program for producers, Rotterdam Lab, which takes place during IFFR/International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Art Department Masterclass Award
The Art Department Masterclass Award will enable the participants from one Feature Launch project to work on the production design of their project with other up-and-coming European art directors within the framework of a practical assignment workshop during this fall.
To complete the cycle of the one-year platform, the When East Meets West co-production market invites Feature Launch 2018 producers to offer them a chance to follow up with their potential artistic and financing partners during the Feature Launch Spotlight in January 2019.
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018 is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, When East Meets West, the Trieste Film Festival, Film Center Serbia and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. The program is organized in collaboration with CineMart, connecting cottbus and Art Department Masterclass.