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MIDPOINT at Trieste: Shorts Showcase, Cold Open and Company Time!

January 17, 2023 programs

MIDPOINT Shorts Showcase!

Five short film projects by talented emerging filmmakers will be presented on January 23, 2023, within the When East Meets West co-production forum in Trieste, Italy

The current edition of the MIDPOINT Shorts program offered intensive training to five short film projects in development.
The creators worked under the guidance of Pavel Marek, an acclaimed director, and script consultant, and MIDPOINT Shorts Head of Studies, producer tutor Dora Nedeczky, pitching tutor Stefano Tealdi as well as several guest tutors. 
The second and final workshop starts on January 20, 2023 in Trieste, Italy, in partnership with the Trieste FF and When East Meets West co-production forum.

The workshop will offer industry insights, pitching training, or a lecture by guest tutor Wouter Jansen focusing on festival strategies for short films.
The intensive program will peak on Monday, January 23, 2022 at 16:30 CET with a project showcase hosted by MIDPOINT Institute pitching trainer Stefano Tealdi
(Accredited industry guests of When East Meets West are welcome to attend the pitching session and set up meetings with the creators afterwards.)

Presented will be following short film projects:
This project was selected thanks to the collaboration with Cannes Court Métrage 


The fourth edition of the program targeting independent feature film producers shifting to high-end series content will be organized in partnership with the When East Meets West co-production forum and as one of its Inspirational Labs from January 22 to January 25.

Following producers have been selected to participate in 
MIDPOINT Cold Open 2023:

Vincenzo Filippo, Lupin Film | Italy
Kaja Jalocha, Shipsboy | Poland
Lasha Khalvashi, Artizm | Georgia
Olha Matat, Evos Film | Ukraine 
Silvie Michajlova, Film Kolektiv | Czech Republic 
Lija Pogacnik, December| Slovenia 
Vanya Rainova, Portokal | Bulgaria 
Alex Teodorescu, Saga Film | Romania
Marco Velez Esquivia, LYNCH anima | Colombia
Jakob Zapf, Neopol Film | Germany

Tutors Danna Stern (Global Content Executive) and Steve Matthews together with guest tutor Nebojsa Taraba (Drugi Plan).

The program will offer to the accredited industry guests of When East Meets West open lecture THE STATE OF GLOBAL SCRIPTED PRODUCTION by Danna Stern on January 22, 2023, starting at 18.00 CET onsite.

It´s Company Time!
The fifth follow-up module of the Feature Launch 2022 program called COMPANY TIME is focused on additional training & enhancing skills of participating producers.

This follow-up workshop offers to producers from the 2022 edition of Feature Launch support in the areas of company sustainability and strategic business planning.
This training is designed and co-organized with EAVE and takes place within When East Meets West from January 20 to January 26, 2023.

Company Time Producers: 
Alise Gelze
Adriana Racasan
Eliza Jones
Magdelena Ilieva
Magdalena Sztorc
Matej Merlic
Noemi Krausova
Stelana Kliris
Zora Jaurova
The workshop is led by Juliane Schulze, a strategic creative economy expert in business, finance, investment and sustainability, who advises European and international audiovisual companies as well as funding institutions and business agencies.
Over four days, participants will sharpen their competitive advantage and enhance the viability of their businesses.
Feedback rounds and individual mentoring sessions will offer direct support to tackle the challenges they are facing as film professionals in an ever-changing marketplace.


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