25-06-2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch showcase at KVIFF Eastern Promises

MIDPOINT Institute presents 9 feature film projects and 3 script consultants at online Eastern Promises Industry Days of KVIFF.

The third edition of Works in Development - Feature Launch, a project showcase and networking event initiative organized by MIDPOINT Institute and Karlovy Vary IFF, will present 9 exciting feature film projects developed within the current MIDPOINT Feature Launch, together with 3 script consultants who joined the program.

Due to the current pandemic situation, the presentation will take place online. Film industry professionals who are interested in the presentation can register here until June 25, 2020.

The projects have been developed during the previous 2 workshops of the program, visiting the Trieste FF and When East Meets West Co-production Forum in Italy in January 2020 and then continuing intensively online during the spring of 2020.

The pitching training and presentation preparation was conducted by acclaimed pitching tutor Gabriele Brunnenmeyer.

The Works in Development - Feature Launch presentation is planned to start on Tuesday, July 7 at 10 am online.

Registered film industry professionals are welcomed to schedule one-to-one meetings for the days following the presentation.

The best project will receive the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR.

The presented projects are:

CRISSEA IV / Romania
Vladimir Dembinski / writer, director
Bogdan Craciun / producer, Libra Film Productions

KYUKA / Greece
Kostis Charamountanis / writer, director
Danae Spathara / producer, Heretic

NEITHER VOICE / Slovenia
Ester Ivakic / writer, director
Nika Jurman / writer
Andraz Jeric / producer, Temporama

SARA'S BUNGALOW / Poland
Malgorzata Pilacinska / writer
Julia Rogowska / director
Krystyna Kantor / producer, Shipsboy

THE FRAGILE BEAUTY OF MASCULINITY / Czech Rep., Slovakia
Andrea Culkova / writer, director
Miroslav Novak / producer, Duracfilm
Katarina Krnacova / producer, Silverart

THE SANCTUARY / Bulgaria
Aleksandra Genova / writer
Katerina Borisova / director
Eleni Dekidis / producer, Semperia Films

TWO TIMES ONE / Bulgaria
Vladimir Petev / writer, director
Vanya Rainova / producer, Portokal

USUD / Serbia
Stefan Malesevic / writer, director
Andrijana Sofranic Sucur / producer, Set Sail Films, NANA 143

VACUUM / Ukraine
Yelizaveta Smith / writer, director
Aleksandra Kostina / producer, Bosonfilm

Presented Script Consultant Trainees:

Angeliki Vergou / Greece
Judit Olah / Hungary
Melissa Dhondt / Belgium

Read more about the participants and projects here.

Thanks to program partners,
selected projects will receive the following awards:

connecting cottbus Award
A selected team from MIDPOINT Feature Launch will be granted the opportunity to present their project 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.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. It is presented in cooperation with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival, When East Meets West, connecting cottbus, CineMart, Les Arcs Film Festival, CHARACTER, Audiovisual Producers' Association and FirstCut+. MIDPOINT Institute operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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