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Final workshop of TV Launch and the Season Finale Showcase

Six projects of TV series, three projects of web series and two development executive participants are very close to conclude with our intense 9-month training within the TV Launch program

August 12, 2019 programs

The third and final workshop, held within the framework of the Sarajevo FF and its market dedicated for TV drama content, CineLink Drama, will be focused on polishing their development strategies, presenting the projects and talents within the market, marketing and financing possibilities and crucial networking.

The workshop will conclude with Season Finale, a tailor-made project showcase open for industry professionals, followed by curated one-on-one meetings.
The best television series project will receive the HBO Europe Award of 5.000 USD, while the best web series project will receive the Marseille Web Fest (MWF) Award, granting the participation in a writing residence during MWF.

The presented projects are:

100 % fine crystal / Slovenia
writer Ana Trebse

Babyland / Bulgaria
writer Dianne Jones, writer Simona Nobile, producer/writer Martichka Bozhilova

Convictions / Slovakia, Czech Republic, USA
writer Barbora Namerova, writer/director Tereza Nvotova, producer Daniel Turcan, producer Max Benitz

The Border / Hungary
writer Judit Banhazi, writer Cyril Tysz

The Hitchhiker / Hungary
writer Marcell Patkai

Life Unexpected / Cyprus
writer Stelana Kliris, producer Tonia Mishiali

Paradise / Greece
writer Panos Iosifelis, producer Lambis Charalampidis 
Playgirl / Slovakia, Serbia
writer Michaela Pnacekova, writer Marijana Verhoef 

Willows / Czech Republic
writer Milada Tesitelova, director Jan Tesitel, producer Julie Zackova

The development executive participants of the TV Launch program, Zuzana Ferenczova / Slovakia and Martynas Mendelis / Lithuania, will also present themselves within the pitching session.

You are kindly invited to the rest of the open workshop program in Sarajevo as well.

TV Launch Masterclass with Hagai Levi
Hagai Levi, Israeli showrunner, producer, writer and director, Golden Globe winner and creator of such series hits as In Therapy, The Affair or BeTipul will share his experience with creating successful, world-wide traveling television series. Hagai will talk about the brand new series for HBO which opened just a few days ago, Our Boys.
When and where: August 22 / 10.00 – 11.30 / Atrium, Hotel Europe

Panel discussion: What´s out there for short content
What are the main differences between the web series and other forms of storytelling and what to keep in mind while creating your own web series? What is the current web series market situation? Which platforms can you use? What are the financing and selling opportunities? Join the discussion panel organized by MIDPOINT and learn more about the current trends in storytelling. 
Panelists: Kirsten Loose, Michaela Sabo, Sullivan Le Postec 
When and where: August 21 / 16.30 – 17.30 / Atrium, Hotel Europe 


MIDPOINT TV Launch 2019 is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the International Visegrad Fund and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. It is presented in cooperation with the Finale Plzen Film Festival, the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days, HBO Europe, Marseille Web Fest, Serial Eyes, C21 Media, Series Mania, CANNESERIES Institute, Art Department Masterclass, MIA TV Market, Industry @Tallin & Baltic Event, CHARACTER – Film Development Association and the Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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100% fine crystal

TAŠJA (28) and DORIAN (31) are friends from childhood. Dorian pursued his calling and is now a recognized painter of the younger generation, whereas Tašja never had the courage. After his ...
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Kyiv, 2020. Natasha has created Babyland, a luxury hotel where fertile women give birth for infertile couples. When a tragic event from Natasha’s past comes back to haunt her, Babyland’s future is ...
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Soviet-controlled Czechoslovakia, 1951. Jo’s life collapses when her devoutly communist husband is unjustly imprisoned by his own party. What happens when she refuses to give up on him, while he ...
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Life Unexpected

ELENA and MIA, both in their mid-thirties, have been best friends since university. They are now both journalists at a local TV station but lead very different personal lives: Elena is married and ...
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Twelve years ago PETER’s wife, ALICE, was murdered in a Greek island. He was accused for the murder, expelled to Britain and convicted. Now, twelve years later, he returns to the island in an ...
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SASHA, a 20-year-old Serbian streetwise girl, decides to go to Berlin and get her missing father back to her family in Belgrade. Meanwhile, MARLENE, a mid-30 romantic sociopath is living a Berlin ...
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The Border

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The Hitchhiker

A paraglider regularly hitchhikes after her landings. One time, she was raped and her life took a U-turn. She tries to call up her faded memories of that traumatic evening, and find the rapist.
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THE WILLOWS are immortal beings who look just like regular people but spend their days indulging in mind numbing decadence. They prey off of human suffering, sucking in people’s souls, all while ...
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