MIDPOINT has opened the call for applications for its program dedicated to short fiction films in development. It focuses primarily on creative teams from Central and Eastern Europe and the wider Mediterranean area.
MIDPOINT Shorts selects teams of writers, directors and producers from 4 short film projects.
During the two residential workshops the participants focus on script and project development while also being able to gain deeper knowledge about other aspects of the industry.
The 4 creative teams work in small groups under the guidance of an internationally renowned and experienced script consultant tutor.
Most of the projects that are selected are in an early stage of development either with a treatment or an early draft of the script, therefore Workshop 1 focuses mainly on creative development and structural dramaturgy. Workshop 2 serves as a platform to further advance the scripts, while it also incorporates marketing strategies into the development process and addresses the important matters connected to presentation skills and promotion. The whole program concludes with the project showcase within the prestigious When East Meets West co-production market.
Both workshops consist of group work, plenary sessions, inspiring master-classes and case studies which offer a deeper understanding of the creative aspects involved in the work, as well as insights into financing, sales, festival and distribution strategies.
There are also one-to-one meetings with guest tutors and international experts from different areas of the audiovisual industry to help the participants develop their projects further.
Tailor-made online consultations follow every workshop according to the need of each project.
The submissions will open in mid-June 2019.
Workshop 1 - September 2019
Workshop 2 - January 2020
Workshop 1 - Prague, Czech Republic
Workshop 2 - Trieste, Italy
/ teams of writers and/or directors and producers
/ projects of professional or graduation short films
July 26, 2019
750 EUR per participant (max. 3 participants in creative team, 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. Travel costs are NOT included.
To apply for the workshop, please create an account on the MIDPOINT Visitor Page and follow the instructions within the submission form. The submissions will open mid-June 2019.
The instructions will contain detailed regulations and further information on the requested materials.
/ application form
/ completed script or advanced treatment
/ producer`s package
- preliminary financing plan of the project
- development and production timetable of the project
- brief distribution strategy of the project
- profile of the production company
- producer’s letter elaborating production strategy
/ biography and a photo of each team member
/ writer´s note
/ director´s note
/ evidence of previous work of each team member