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MIDPOINT presents new exciting projects at Karlovy Vary IFF 2018

Press releases 2018-06-20

Celebrating a new initiative between MIDPOINT and Karlovy Vary IFF, the 2018 edition will present 9 exciting projects being developed within the current Feature Launch program.  
The 9 projects have been carefully refined and further developed during the previous 2 workshops of the program, visiting the Trieste FF in Italy in January 2018 and Belgrade, Serbia in May 2018. 
 
The Works in Development - Feature Launch presentation, which brings together projects from Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine, will take place on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11 am, at theČas Cinema.  
 
The presented projects are: 
Brazil - Director/Writer Thelyia Petraki, Producer Kostas Tagalakis
Balaur – Director/Writer Octav Chelaru, Producer Livia Radulescu  
Clouds On Leashes – Director/Writer Gunel Eva, Producer Maria Ibrahimova
Erasing Frank – Director/Writer Gabor Fabricius, Producer Miklos Havas
Homeward – Director/Writer Nariman Aliev, Writer Marysia Nikitiuk, Producer Vladimir Yatsenko
Leave No Traces - Writer Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk, Director Jan P. Matuszynski, Producer Leszek Bodzak
Sirin - Writer Claudia Bottino, Director/Writer Senad Sahmanovic, Producer Velisa Popovic
The Myth of a Real Man – Director/Writer Lee Filipovski, Producer Adi Dizdarevic  
The Ugly Mandarine – Director/Writer Piaoyu Xie, Producer Veronika Kuhrova    

Read more about the projects here

The tutors that have been conducting the training sessions for these projects were: 
Danijel Hocevar (SI) - Head of Studies and Producer Tutor
Anne Gensior (DE) - Core Tutor
Pavel Jech (US) - Core Tutor
Ivo Trajkov (CZ/MK) - Core Tutor
Gabriele Brunnenmeyer (DE) - Pitching Tutor
Alessandro Gropplero (IT) - Guest Tutor
Christina Liapi (GR) - Guest Tutor
Olimpia Pont Chafer (ES) - Guest Tutor
Inke Van Loocke (NL) - Guest Tutor  
Oceane Portal (FR) - Guest Tutor
Stefan Arsenijevic (RS) - Guest Tutor
Manfred Schmidt (DE) - Guest Tutor 
Stefano Tealdi (IT) - Pitching Tutor
Thanos Anastopoulos (GR) - Guest Tutor
Cedomir Kolar (HR) - Guest Tutor
Elma Tataragic (BA) - Guest Tutor 

Read more about these tutors here

Thanks to our partners, selected MIDPOINT Feature Launch projects will receive the following awards on July 3, 2018 in Karlovy Vary: 

connecting cottbus Award  
A selected project from MIDPOINT Feature Launch will be granted the opportunity to pitch itself at connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market during the Cottbus Film Festival.  

Rotterdam Lab Award
One producer will be selected to participate in the professional training program for producers, Rotterdam Lab, which takes place during IFFR/International Film Festival Rotterdam. 

Art Department Masterclass Award 
The Art Department Masterclass Award will enable the participants from one Feature Launch project to work on the production design of their project with up-and-coming European art directors within the framework of a practical assignment workshop during this fall. 

To complete the cycle of the one-year platform, the When East Meets West co-production market invites selected Feature Launch 2018 producers to offer them a chance to follow up with their potential artistic and financing partners during the Feature Launch Spotlight in January 2019