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Three MIDPOINT programs start in Lithuania this week

Press releases 2019-04-29

Second workshop of Feature Launch 2019 is about to take off

The time has come for the second workshop of MIDPOINT Feature Launch, which will be organized in Kaunas, Lithuania – in partnership with the Lithuanian Film Centre – from May 3 till May 9, 2019. 

Nine feature-length projects and three script consultant trainees are meeting again after the first workshop of the program. 
Group leaders and script consultants Anne Gensior, Christian Routh and Ivo Trajkov will continue with their guidance of projects. Gyula Gazdag will again act as script consultant trainees mentor and Feature Launch producer tutor and Head of Studies Danijel Hocevar is also coming back on board. 

MIDPOINT also invited to Kaunas numerous guest tutors from various fields of the film industry. Feature Launch is joining Alessandro Gropplero (Director of When East Meets West Co-production market), together with Greek marketing expert Christina Pelekani, film sales expert Marcin Luczaj from Poland, Greek producer Amanda Livanou and traditionally, German pitching trainer Gabriele Brunnenmeyer

Feature Launch lectures will be open also to the Lithuanian filmmakers, who are warmly invited to join us! 
If you are in Kaunas and want to experience our open lectures, please write to Barbora Podskubkova (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm your participation. 

Open lectures at Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel / 
Kaunas, Lithuania:

May 5, 2019 / 16:30 
How to pitch your film – 6 questions for the pitch by Gabriele Brunnenmeyer 

May 6, 2019 / 9.30 
Marketing Is Your Friend: An Introduction to Film Marketing by Christina Pelekani 

May 6, 2019 / 14.00 
Dos And Don'ts With Sales Agents by Marcin Luczaj 

May 7, 2019 / 9.30 
Case Study: Pity by Amanda Livanou and Marcin Luczaj 

May 8, 2019 / 9.30 
How to Make Friends And - Sometimes - Even Good Films by Alessandro Gropplero 

May 8, 2019 / 11.30 
European Film Financing Sources by Danijel Hocevar 

Find a detailed description of the lectures here
Click here to learn more about the workshop itself. 

MIDPOINT Feature Launch is realized with the support of 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 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, When East Meets West, Trieste Film Festival, the Lithuanian Film Centre, connecting cottbus, CineMart and Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

MIDPOINT Shorts 2019 final workshop to start in Kaunas

MIDPOINT´s leading short-film oriented program MIDPOINT Shorts is concluding in Kaunas, Lithuania with its second workshop from May 3 till May 9, 2019. 

First one was organized in January 2019 in Trieste, Italy. The workshop will continue with the script analysis (group leader and script consultant Pavel Marek) and offer them consultations from various fields of the film industry. Jukka-Pekka Laakso, director of Finish Tampere Film Festival, will share his knowledge and experiences as a guest tutor, as well as Lithuanian producer Marija Razgute and Marcin Luczaj from Poland, who is working for New Europe Film Sales agency. 

Learn more about the workshop in Kaunas, program tutors, lectures and projects here. 

MIDPOINT Shorts is realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the Lithuanian Film Centre and When East Meets West. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

MIDPOINT Intensive Lithuania is here! 

MIDPOINT´s first intensive workshop in Lithuania aimed at the Lithuanian film professional is also starting in Kaunas, Lithuania and will be organized from May 5 till May 9, 2019. Thanks to a partnership with Lithuanian Film Centre, this 4-day workshop is available for Lithuanian filmmakers. 

You can find more information about the program 
and it´s participants here.
 

MIDPOINT Intensive Lithuania is realized with the support of the Lithuanian Film Centre. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.