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Deadline extended for MIDPOINT Shorts applications!

7 more days for you to prepare an easy application for MIDPOINT Shorts 2022-2023! This year, for the first time in the program's history, we are introducing the multi-stage project selection process, which will allow the program allows to support more emerging talents. 

July 22, 2022 programs

Apart from creative development and structural dramaturgy, the training offers production strategies guidance, incorporates distribution strategies into development process, focuses on presentation skills and promotion, and offers insights into financing, sales, and festival strategies.

Selected creative teams will get the unique chance to present their project at the showcase taking place within When East Meets West Co-Production Forum, organized also in partnership with the Trieste Film Festival.

After entering the shooting phase, selected MIDPOINT Shorts project graduate will get the unique chance to attend the Focus WiP of Cannes Court Métrage.

- teams of writers, directors and producers (2–3 members in one team)
- projects of professional or graduation short films
- eligible countries: open to projects from the whole world with a focus on CEE region

Selection Process/Workshops:

1. Stage: Online Feedback Session
20 shortlisted projects will receive an online assessment from a script consultant and producer tutor.

2. Stage: Online Ideas Incubator
10 projects get into ideas incubator – 4-day online workshop focused on further script and project development. After this incubator, the final 4-5 projects (teams of writers, directors and producers, 2-3 people in the team) will be selected to the main Shorts program.  

Dates and venues
- Online Feedback Session September 5-7, 2022
- Online Ideas Incubator September 12-15, 2022
- Workshop 1 November 13-18, 2022 (4 working days) Prague, Czech Republic 
- Workshop 2 January 2023 (5 working days) Trieste, Italy / in collaboration with When East Meets West and Trieste Film Festival

Tailor-made online consultations follow every workshop according to the need of each project. 

20 EUR – Online Feedback Session / per project
200 EUR – Online Ideas Incubators / per project
700 EUR – Workshop 1+2 / per participant


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