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Open Call for MIDPOINT Intensive Iceland

Press releases 2018-01-03


It's our pleasure to announce the open call for MIDPOINT Intensive Iceland 2018, which will take place March 10-11 during the Stockfish Film Festival in Reykjavík. Thanks to a new collaboration with the Icelandic Film Centre, Icelandic film professionals will be invited to develop their feature film projects with international tutoring.

This is the third time that MIDPOINT and the Stockfish Film Festival invite Icelandic film professionals and emerging filmmakers to this intensive workshop for feature films in early stages of development. The workshop is intended for teams of writers, directors and producers who are working on their 1st or 2nd features.

During an intensive 2-day workshop, 4 selected teams will develop their scripts and projects, both relying on group feedback and on one-to-one consulting with the tutor.

The tutor for the workshop will once again be Pavel Jech. In addition to being MIDPOINT’s artistic director, Pavel is a professor at Chapman University in California, the former dean of FAMU, and an active screenwriter, instructor of screenwriting and expert mentor for the Sundance Lab and Berlinale Talents.

We welcome the support of the Icelandic Film Centre – as well as that of the Stockfish Film Festival and Bio Paradis, Reykjavík's art-house cinema – and their commitment to securing script and project development at international level for their local film industry.

The project fee for participation is 100,00 EUR.

The deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.

In accordance with Iceland's Film Agreement, which establishes the industry's current policies and priorities, projects with women in key creative positions and those aimed at the children and youth markets are especially encouraged to apply.

If you have any further questions about this workshop or how to apply, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more and apply here.