MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020

With the support of
Creative Europe MKCR Statni fond kinematografie
In partnership with
Karlovy Vary IFF When East Meets West Trieste Film Festival CHARACTER APA Cinemart coco Les Arcs Baltic Event


A unique training platform for emerging talents aimed at scouting the most talented filmmakers & producers of the future who are developing their first or second feature film projects. It focuses primarily on creative teams from Central and Eastern Europe.

Every year it selects teams of writers, directors and producers of 9 feature film projects and it also selects 3 script consultant trainees who join the creative process.

The best project of the program receives the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR. See the Awards section for more information about other networking awards the program offers.

If you are not sure about your eligibility, please don't hesitate to contact us.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.


Workshop 1: January 15-22, 2020
Workshop 2: April 2020
Workshop 3: June/July 2020
Feature Launch Spotlight: January 2021


Workshop 1: in collaboration with the Trieste FF / Trieste, Italy
Workshop 2: Czech Republic/Slovakia
Workshop 3: in collaboration with the Karlovy Vary IFF / Prague/Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 
Feature Launch Spotlight: in collaboration with the When East Meets West / Trieste, Italy 

Who is it for?

teams of writers and/or directors and producers (max. 3 participants per team) with projects of first and second feature films 

/ aspiring script consultants


Feature Launch / Project Development:  September 13, 2019

Feature Launch / Script Consultant Training: September 27, 2019


/ producers: 1.800 EUR (possible to pay in installments)

/ writers, directors: 1.500 EUR (possible to pay in installments)

/ script consultant trainees: 1.250 EUR (possible to pay in installments)

We advise participants to apply for scholarships for participation fees and/or travel costs in their countries, as many public film funding bodies are usually supporting such training costs.

The fee includes accommodation, board and tuition during both workshops and Karlovy Vary IFF showcase. Travel costs are NOT included. 

Contact person

Sona Morgenthalova
Program Coordinator