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TV Launch: Season Finale at Sarajevo FF

Festivals 2019-08-13

Six projects of TV series, three projects of web series and two development executive participants are very close to conclude with our intense 9-month training within the TV Launch program.

The third and final workshop, held within the framework of the Sarajevo FF and its market dedicated for TV drama content, CineLink Drama, will be focused on polishing their development strategies, presenting the projects and talents within the market, marketing and financing possibilities and crucial networking. 

The workshop will conclude with Season Finale, a tailor-made project showcase open for industry professionals, followed by curated one-on-one meetings.

The best television series project will receive the HBO Europe Award of 5.000 USD, while the best web series project will receive the Marseille Web Fest (MWF) Award, granting participation in a writing residence during MWF.


The presented projects are: 

100 % fine crystal / Slovenia 
writer Ana Trebse 

Babyland / Bulgaria 
writer Dianne Jones, writer Simona Nobile, producer/writer Martichka Bozhilova 

Convictions / Slovakia, Czech Republic, USA 
writer Barbora Namerova, writer/director Tereza Nvotova, producer Daniel Turcan, producer Max Benitz 

The Border / Hungary 
writer Judit Banhazi, writer Cyril Tysz 

The Hitchhiker / Hungary 
writer Marcell Patkai 

Life Unexpected / Cyprus 
writer Stelana Kliris, producer Tonia Mishiali 

Paradise / Greece 
writer Panos Iosifelis, producer Lambis Charalampidis  

Playgirl / Slovakia, Serbia 
writer Michaela Pnacekova, writer Marijana Verhoef  

Willows / Czech Republic 
writer Milada Tesitelova, director Jan Tesitel, producer Julie Zackova

The development executive participants of the TV Launch program, Zuzana Ferenczova / Slovakia and Martynas Mendelis / Lithuania, will also present themselves within the pitching session. 

You can access the industry guide with the projects and participants' presentations here.


You are kindly invited to the rest of the open workshop program in Sarajevo as well. 

TV Launch Masterclass with Hagai Levi
Hagai Levi, Israeli showrunner, producer, writer and director, Golden Globe winner and creator of such series hits as In Therapy, The Affair or Bi Pul, will share his experience with creating successful, world-wide traveling television series. Hagai will talk about the brand new series for HBO which opened just a few days ago, Our Boys. 
When and where: August 22 / 10.00 – 11.30 / Atrium, Hotel Europe 


Panel discussion: What´s out there for short content 
What are the main differences between the web series and other forms of storytelling and what to keep in mind while creating your own web series? What is the current web series market situation? Which platforms can you use? What are the financing and selling opportunities? Join the discussion panel organized by MIDPOINT and learn more about the current trends in storytelling. 
Panelists: Kirsten Loose, Michaela Sabo, Sullivan Le Postec 
When and where: August 21 / 16.30 – 17.30 / Atrium, Hotel Europe 


MIDPOINT graduate in the program of Sarajevo Film Festival 

Sarajevo Film Festival, which runs August 18 – 23, 2019, will introduce the film from MIDPOINT Intensive @KVIFF 2016 program. 
Florenc Papas´s feature debut Open Door will have the world premiere within the Competition Programme – Feature Film!  

Open Door 
Competition Programme – Feature Film
Director: Florenc Papas 
Writer: Florenc Papas, Ajola Daja
Producer: Eno Milkani, Vincenzo FilippoAlbania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Italy / 2019 / 78 min 

Rudina sets off on a long journey with her unmarried pregnant sister, Elma, to meet their strict and traditional father in the Albanian village where they were born. As Rudina's car makes its way over the mountains, Elma comes up with a plan to enlist a former classmate to play the part of her husband.

Screenings: 
August 19 / 09.00 / National Theatre
August 19 / 19.40 / National Theatre 
August 21 / 12.00 / Multiplex Cinema City


MEET US 

MIDPOINT team is traveling to Sarajevo FF and CineLink Industry Days, to set up a meeting please reach out to:  

Barbora Struss / MIDPOINT Director / August 19 - 23
Eliska Maleckova / MIDPOINT Executive Director / August 19 – 23 
Katarina Tomkova / MIDPOINT TV Launch & Writers´ Room program coordinator / August 17 – 23 
Karolina Vorackova / Promotion / August 19 – 23