Writers and producers of TV series – get ready for the 2018 edition of MIDPOINT TV Launch. The call is now open.
"An excellent program with excellent talent." – Steve Matthews, VP Executive Producer, Drama Development at HBO Europe
MIDPOINT TV Launch is an "idea-to-market" project development program, focused on scripted formats of miniseries or ongoing, episodic TV series that can sustain multiple seasons. Both half-hour and one-hour series proposals are accepted, and emphasis is on content-rich, compelling stories and innovative series concepts both high-end and low budget.
Alan Kingsberg, Head of Studies of TVL explains the workshop format – watch video.
Who can apply
The program is aimed at teams of writers/producers and secondarily directors and focuses primarily on Central-Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic countries and the wider Mediterranean area. Participants can have a background in filmmaking or in TV writing, with the wish to shift to quality television production.
The three residential workshops plus online consultations will give participants the opportunity to develop their series concept, pilot script, pitch documents and pitching skills within a constructive, supportive atmosphere.
The methodological tools are group work, individual consultations with tutors, tutorial analysis, lectures, expert presentations and pitching. The participants will also be actively writing during the workshop working days, under the supervision of the tutors.
MIDPOINT's partner HBO Europe will grant a financial annual award to honor the best project.
C21 Media will grant a one-year subscription to their content to one producer participant, and all participants will receive a 3 months subscription.
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Dates and venues
Workshop 1: November 2017 / TBA, Slovak Republic
Workshop 2: April 2018 / Pilsen, Czech Republic (within Finale Plzen FF)
Workshop 3: August 2018 / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (within Sarajevo FF)
Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017 – apply now!
MIDPOINT TV Launch is supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, International Visegrad Fund, and presented in collaboration with HBO Europe, Finale Plzen, Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, CHARACTER – Film Development Association, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Barrandov Studio & AMU.
The call for MIDPOINT's platform for teams of feature filmmakers is also now open. It is a unique training platform for emerging film professionals from the region, and since its expansion and new partnership with Trieste Film Festival, When East Meets West and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, it will run from January and for a whole year. Featuring two workshops focusing on project development, financing and co-production opportunities; plus a brand new presentation platform, and a follow-up session. We welcome teams of writers, directors and producers who is developing their first or second feature.
Deadline October 16, 2017 – apply now!
This year MIDPOINT has opened a special workshop program dedicated to short fiction films in development. Within the two residential workshops, teams of writers, directors and producers get to develop their script as well as prepare the production and promotional aspects of their projects. The feedback format is based on one-to-one tutoring as well as group feedback.