MIDPOINT Cold Open 2020

In partnership with
When East Meets West


Another of MIDPOINT's TV content dedicated sidebar programs, MIDPOINT Cold Open is designed to train the skills of independent producers interested in shifting from feature films to television content. 

Offering practical knowledge connected to the producing and financing television series in Europe, the program will familiarize its participants with the current landscape, genre and slot preferences within different territories, will compare the narrative and concept structures of feature films and scripted series and will supply hands-on skills of production planning and financing of drama content. 

The one-off event is set up within the diverse industry program of When East Meets West, and consists of lectures, group sessions and individual consultations. The program runs in the English language.

The program targets independent producers, with a background in feature film producing, aspiring to shift to high quality television content. The program’s graduates will acquire knowledge and skills connected to the processes of producing and financing TV series, and will get acquainted with European television industry landscape.

The program is participant-based, with each producers required to select 1 - 3 series ideas to serve as a base for the purpose of training. 

The submissions will open October 1, 2019.


January 19 - 22, 2020


Trieste, Italy (within WEMW)

Who is it for?


Eligible countries

/ Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine
/ WEMW 2020 focus countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
/ Italy


November 30, 2019


/ 300 EUR per participant

The tuition, half-board and accommodation is offered within the participation fee. Travel costs should be covered by the participants themselves. 

Contact person

Katarina Tomkova
Program Coordinator