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MIDPOINT selects nine projects for Feature Launch 2020


- First or second film projects by directors from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe will take part in Feature Launch next year, along with three script-consultant trainees

MIDPOINT selects nine projects for Feature Launch 2020
A picture taken during MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019

MIDPOINT has announced the nine projects and three script-consultant trainees who will be taking part in MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020. The programme focusing on feature-length films is designed for filmmakers working on their first or second movies.

The teams consisting of writers, directors and producers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine will participate in a year-long development platform, which kicks off in January in Trieste and runs until January 2021. They will be joined by three script-consultant trainees from Greece, Hungary and Belgium.

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After Trieste, the second workshop will be organised in Slovakia in April, while the selected projects will be presented, after their third workshop, at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July 2020, as part of the Works in Development – Feature Launch event. After this presentation, the main financial KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of €10,000 will be handed out.

Here is the complete list of MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 projects:

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 (Greece)
Writer/director: Kostis Charamountanis
Producer: Danae Spathara (Heretic)

Neither Voice (Slovenia)
Writer/director: Ester Ivakič
Writer: Nika Jurman
Producer: Andraž Jerič (Temporama)

Sara’s Bungalow (Poland)
Writer: Małgorzata Piłacińska
Director: Julia Rogowska
Producer: Krystyna Kantor (Shipsboy)

The Sanctuary (Bulgaria)
Writer: Aleksandra Genova
Director: Katerina Borisova
Producer: Eleni Dekidis (Semperia Films)

TWO TIMES ONE (Bulgaria)
Writer/director: Vladimir Petev
Producer: Vanya Rainova (Portokal)

Usud (Serbia)
Writer/director: Stefan Malešević
Producer: Andrijana Sofranic Sucur (Set Sail Films, NANA 143)

Vacuum (Ukraine)
Writer/director: Yelizaveta Smith
Producer: Aleksandra Kostina (Bosonfilm)

Script-consultant trainees

Angeliki Vergou (Greece)
Judit Olah (Hungary)
Melissa Dhondt (Belgium)

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