MIDPOINT: SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
MIDPOINT main training activity is intended for graduating students and young film professionals. It was created to provide support to writers, producers and directors to enable them to constructively participate in the development process. We believe that dramaturgy can be a collaborative art: it is a part of writing that can involve outside input while following the personal goals of the filmmakers.
MIDPOINT also helps to integrate emerging film professionals into the marketplace by facilitating experience in international collaboration and networking opportunities.
The three-month training programme includes 2 residential workshops and 2 on-line sessions. After finishing Workshop 2, all projects are presented to a pitching panel – members of international partner programmes and film institutions, producers and other film professionals – thus increasing the chances for their further development and production.
June 20 – 26, 2015
Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia (in collaboration with Art Film Fest IFF)
On-line session 1: July 2015
August 22 – 30, 2015
Poněšice /Prague (FAMU), Czech Republic
On-line session 2: November – December 2015
1. First and second feature-length projects (fiction or animation)
2. Short film projects (graduation or professional)
WHO IS IT FOR?
1. Young film professionals (writers, directors, producers)
2. Graduating students (writers, directors, producers):
– from MIDPOINT’s partner schools (FAMU Prague, VŠMU Bratislava, PWSFTviT Łódź, UNATC Bucharest, SZFE Budapest and dffb Berlin) or from other university-level film programmes
In case you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact us.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Workshops include international team work on projects, with each team lead by a professional script doctor, as well as in-depth meetings with guest tutors, and inspiring master classes by renowned filmmakers and other film professionals.
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
Valuable and qualified analysis of your project
Critical skills for judging the project’s international appeal
Better cohesion and understanding in your production team
Experience with international collaboration and international feedback on your project
Last but not least – working habits that will serve you your entire career
Completed script or advanced treatment
Participation of the writer/director and producer
500 EUR for film professionals
200 EUR for students (confirmation of studies from school required)
The fee includes accommodation, board and tuition materials at both workshops.
DEADLINE: MARCH 22, 2015