The selection includes seven new Russian series, the latest work by two-time Academy Award nominee Steve James and the world premiere of Estonian thriller In the Line of Fire.
 

Entering its third year, the TV Beats section sees a programme introducing exciting new series to the festival’s audience and industry, backed by a rich virtual programme of panels and case studies.

Today, the 19th edition of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, taking place virtually this year, kicks off with its online programme including over 50 workshops, panels and seminars, hundreds of 1:1 meetings, and more than 800 accredited film industry professionals.  

According to Marge Liiske, Head of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the record number of people interested in the event has pushed the team to put together an exhaustive programme with business, networking and learning elements. “2020 has forced also festivals and film markets to experiment and find new ways to operate. The models used until now are no longer effective, yet we still need to build fruitful business relationships, even if only online. In order to cope with changes, professionals need to have a good foresight about the future - what competencies and skills are needed, what kind of films to develop and produce, etc. Be informed, listen to the audiences, learn from your fellow professionals, analyse the course of history, and make it your own. And not only that - be kind, be attentive, connect with people - it is the key to the survival. We are giving only some of the tools that help you to move forward, as our colleagues from other film industry events have and will give theirs, so keep informed. ”

The Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the Rialto Theatre announce that the Call for Entries for the 19th Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2021, is now open.

The 18th edition, which was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic (Covid-19), is followed by the 19th edition in 2021, which will take place from the 16th to 24th of April 2021.

The Festival, now in its 19th edition, will host for the 11th consecutive year an international competition section entitled «Glocal Images», inviting fiction feature films from Cyprus and abroad to submit their works. The Artistic Committee of the Festival decided to incorporate a Cypriot Films Competition Section, given that they fulfill the criteria as stated in the Festival Rules and Regulations.

Films produced in 2020 and 2021 can be submitted to the Festival (their production must have been completed before 11/1/2021) and due to the special conditions created by the pandemic (Covid-19), films produced in 2019 will also be accepted.

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You can also see videos of our physical and virtual events!

The upcoming edition of our dear partner Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is just around the corner and we are more than proud we could partake in the shaping of the industry expert program of the event.

Apart from bringing 9 TV Launch projects for a “Season Finale” pitching and networking event, these are the following MIDPOINT online activities you should not miss next week:

Nov 23 / Monday / 11:00 – 12:00 /
HOW TO MAKE SHORT FORM SERIES
Speakers: a href="https://www.midpoint-institute.eu/network/people/6547-sullivan-le-postechttps://www.midpoint-institute.eu/network/people/6547-sullivan-le-postec" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.midpoint-institute.eu/network/people/6547-sullivan-le-postecSullivan Le Postec, Kirsten Loose, Luke Eve, Vratislav Slajer

Nov 24 / Tuesday / 15:00 – 16:00 /
CREATING SERIES FROM AN EXISTING IP
Speakers: Gabor Krigler, Ben Harris, Cyril Tysz, Ben Morris

Nov 26 / Thursday / 10:30 – 11:30 /
MIDPOINT TV LAUNCH 2020 – SEASON FINALE

Nov 26 / Thursday / 15:30 – 16:15 /
HOW TO TALK TO GLOBAL STREAMERS
Speaker: Christoph Fey

Nov 27 / Friday / 15.00 – 15.45 /
CASE STUDY: HAUSEN
Speakers: Anna Stoeva, Till Kleinert

Complete information about the events and speakers is also available on our website

We are looking forward to meeting you online during the whole Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event program!

MIDPOINT TV Launch is realized with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Czech Film Fund. It is presented in cooperation with HBO Europe, Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, Series Mania, Marseille Web Fest, Czech Audiovisual Producers' Association, Meeting Point Vilnius, New Europe Market, C21 Media, Serial Eyes, MediaXchange, MIA TV Market Rome and Seriencamp. MIDPOINT Institute operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

The COVID19 outbreak has severely hit the audiovisual industry, with some estimates projecting losses up to EUR 24 billion in the next five years. Yet, despite the dramatic recession, a new-generation industry and business leadership is emerging to steer the cinema sector out of the crisis through actions of resilience, foresight and transformation of organisations, formats and business practices.  

Camerimage Market was always the beating heart of the subsequent editions of EnergaCAMERIMAGE Film Festival. In a space where art met technology entry card holders could approach the representatives of the largest branch companies. This year we host ARRI, Sony, Zeiss, Harkness, Canon, Cooke Optics, Fujifilm, De Sisti, BEIKS, as well as American Cinematographer, British Cinematographer, Municipality of Toruń and Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region, while all film makers and film enthusiasts felt they belong to one big EnergaCAMERIMAGE family.

We are thrilled and excited to welcome the projects which have been selected to the 5th edition of the Kids Kino.Lab, international script development programme. 32 entries from 14 countries were submitted to the Kids Kino.Lab – the discussion took almost 3 hours and here they are!

The Kids Kino.Lab kicks off at the beginning of 2021. We honestly can’t wait.

Among this year's participants there are Jan Naszewski from New Europe Film Sales, Dorota Woropaj from Platige Image, and the Belgian documentary producer, Ellen De Waelle nominated for an Oscar® from Serendipity Films as well as sales agent and independent producer, Eleanor Coleman.

MIDPOINT Institute announces six feature-length projects who will receive online consultations by renowned script consultants Gyula Gazdag and Franz Rodenkirchen!

Selected projects are:  

Agnes
Tereza Brdeckova, writer
Dagmar Knoepfel, director
Karla Stojakova, producer
Pavlina Muzikarova, producer assistant

Johnson Town
Stepanka Cervinkova, writer / director
Martina Moudra, producer

Near / Far
Ondrej Erban, writer / director
Jakub Jira, producer

The Theory of Strangeness
Lenka Wimmerova, writer
Silvie Michajlova, producer

The thirty-seventh kilometre
Sasha Stelchenko, writer / director

Dagmar Sedlackova, producer

Witlandia
Adam Parma, writer / director 
Martin Bartak, producer 

Participants can expect two individual online consultations with both tutors taking place November 23 – 25, 2020.

They will also get a chance to attend an optional follow-up consultation according to the needs of the project after finishing the program.

More info about the program here.

MIDPOINT Intensive CZ is realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. 
MIDPOINT Institute operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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Ventana Sur is the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America, and it is a must in the schedule of distributors and buyers from the international industry.

Organized by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, Ventana Sur brings together all the different players from the audiovisual industry to promote international co-production, financing and distribution of Latin American content. It is also supported by the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA.

Due to Covid-19, the 12th edition of Ventana Sur will take place in a hybrid format, from Nov 30th to December 4th. The majority of activities will be organized online, including screenings, meetings, networking events and conferences while many films will also have a theatrical screening for buyers in 6 cities.