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MIDPOINT Feature Launch & Shorts 2018 are Taking Off

Press releases 2018-01-19


The time has finally come for the expanded MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018. On Sunday January 21, the first part of the feature film development platform will take off in Italy during Trieste Film Festival.

Participating are 9 projects from Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine. Representatives from our new partner organizations Trieste Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and When East Meets West have taken part in the project selection, which secures an in-depth knowledge of each project's needs from the very beginning. Get to know all projects and participants here.


Head of Studies of Feature Launch, Danijel Hocevar will run the workshop, and he is joined by the Core Tutors Anne GensiorPavel Jech and Ivo Trajkov.

We are very pleased to also welcome the workshop's international Guest Tutors who are Elma TataragicThanos Anastopoulos and Cedomir Kolar. And in addition this year's Pitching Tutor, Stefano Tealdi.


Monday 22, 9.00

/ Screenplay – The Origin of the Film, by Elma Tataragic

Tuesday 23, 9.00

/ Pitch or Perish, by Stefano Tealdi

Tuesday 23, 11.00

/ Off the Beaten Tracks, by Thanos Anastopoulos

Wednesday 24, 9.00

/ From Love at First Sight to Oscars, by Cedomir Kolar

Wednesday 24, 19.00

/ Ten Jokes that Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Screenwriting, by Pavel Jech

Thursday 25, 9.00

/ Film Analysis: Manchester by the Sea, by Elma Tataragic

Thursday 25, 14.00

/ Project Development – A View of the Producer, by Danijel Hocevar

The lectures are open to the industry guests of Trieste Film Festival and WEMW. Read more here.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch is realized in collaboration with Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival, When East Meets West, Film Center Serbia, CineMart and COCO – Connecting Cottbus.

MIDPOINT Shorts 2018

Running parallel to Feature Launch is MIDPOINT Shorts which includes the participation of 4 short film projects from Croatia, Denmark, Hungary and Turkey. Teams of writers, directors and producer will develop their script as well as prepare the production and promotional aspects of each project, with Core Tutor Pavel Marek (Czech Republic) running the program. Learn more about the projects and participants here

Supported by Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund and Film Center Serbia.

MIDPOINT Drinks in Trieste

Please join us for a glass of wine on Monday in Trieste as we celebrate the beginning of MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018 and our new partnership with Trieste FF, KVIFF and WEMW. It will be the perfect opportunity to meet all the participants, tutors and team. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday 22, 16.30-17.30 at the Library of Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace.