MIDPOINT to showcase its nine Feature Launch projects at Karlovy Vary
- The projects, which are being joined by three script-consultant trainees, will be presented at Eastern Promises Industry Days, and the best will win the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award
For the third year running, MIDPOINT is organising its Works in Development – Feature Launch initiative along with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF). The nine feature-film projects that were developed during this year’s international script-development programme, along with the three script-consultant trainees, will be participating in KVIFF’s Eastern Promises Industry Days, which this year will run online from 6-8 July (see the news).
Ahead of the presentations, the nine projects were developed over the course of the previous two programme workshops. It all started last January during the Trieste Film Festival and the When East Meets West Co-production Forum in Italy. Afterwards, owing to the pandemic, the second workshop was held online during the spring. The final workshop, which mostly focused on pitching training and preparing for presentations, also ran online and was conducted by pitching tutor Gabriele Brunnenmeyer.
Works in Development – Feature Launch is planned for Tuesday 7 July and will start at 10 am. All registered film professionals, including potential co-producers and partners, will be able to attend and, afterwards, book one-to-one meetings.
The best project will pick up the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award, valued at €10,000, while the other winning team will receive the connecting cottbus Award and a chance to pitch at this year’s co-production market during the Cottbus Film Festival in November. Meanwhile, the Rotterdam Lab Award will invite one producer to participate in next year’s professional training programme organised by International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 projects are as follows:
CRISSEA IV (Romania)
Writer/director: Vladimir Dembinski
Producer: Bogdan Crăciun (Libra Film Productions)
The Fragile Beauty of Masculinity (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
Writer/director: Andrea Culková
Producers Miroslav Novák (Duracfilm), Katarína Krnáčová (Silverart)
Kyuka - Journeying to the Moon Through the Endless Sea (Greece)
Writer/director: Kostis Charamountanis
Producer: Danae Spathara (Heretic)
Neither Voice (Slovenia)
Writer/director: Ester Ivakič
Writer: Nika Jurman
Producer: Andraž Jerič (Temporama)
The Sanctuary (Bulgaria)
Writer: Aleksandra Genova
Director: Katerina Borisova
Producer: Eleni Dekidis (Semperia Films)
Sara’s Bungalow (Poland)
Writer: Małgorzata Piłacińska
Director: Julia Rogowska
Producer: Krystyna Kantor (Shipsboy)
TWO TIMES ONE (Bulgaria)
Writer/director: Vladimir Petev
Producer: Vanya Rainova (Portokal)
Writer/director: Yelizaveta Smith
Producer: Aleksandra Kostina (Bosonfilm)
Angeliki Vergou (Greece)
Judit Olah (Hungary)
Melissa Dhondt (Belgium)
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