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MIDPOINT Feature Launch is now accepting applications

Press releases 2019-06-25

Open call for MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 

MIDPOINT Feature Launch is a unique training and networking platform for emerging talents from Central and Eastern Europe. 

Feature Launch / Project Development Training 
The project development training focuses on teams of writers, directors, and producers who are developing their first or second feature films
Nine selected feature film projects go through an intensive 
4-module program that enables them to work closely on the script and project development and provides them with financing and co-production opportunities. 
The program consists of 2 residential workshops; project showcase takes place within Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR for the best project and follow-up module for participating producers is organized within 
When East Meets West Co-production Market

Feature Launch / Script Consultant Training 
The development process that the Feature Launch projects go through is used as a platform to train three attending script consultant trainees, who are studying for their future careers as professional script consultants. 

Dates and venues 
Workshop 1 / January 15-22, 2020 / Trieste, Italy 
Workshop 2 / April 2020 / Slovakia 
Workshop 3 / June 2020 / Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 
Feature Launch Spotlight (follow-up module) / January 2021 / Trieste, Italy 

Program accepts 
PROJECTS – first or second feature films (teams of writers, and/or directors and producers) 
SCRIPT CONSULTANT TRAINEES – script consultants, writers, editors, creative producers and other film professionals (with some experience in story-editing) with the ambition of becoming script consultants 

Deadlines 
Project Development Training / September 13, 2019 

Script Consultant Training / September 27, 2019 

You can find more information about MIDPOINT Feature Launch here
You can access the application form here

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 connecting cottbus, CineMart, Art Department Masterclass and Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.