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MIDPOINT Institute presents 8 projects & 3 script consultant trainees at Karlovy Vary IFF

The sixth edition of Works in Development - Feature Launch, a project showcase and networking event initiative between MIDPOINT Institute and Karlovy Vary IFF, will present 8 exciting and promising feature film projects developed within the current MIDPOINT Feature Launch program.

June 27, 2023

Projects have been developed during the previous 2 workshops of the program. The third workshop starts in Prague on June 28, 2023, just a few days before the project showcase, and will focus mainly on pitching training.  The Works in Development - Feature Launch presentation will take place on Monday, July 3, 2023 at 10.30 in Kino Čas. 

Feature Launch is also focusing on the training of aspiring script consultants, who join the creative process of project development and who will also present themselves within the Works in Development - Feature Launch. 

This year´s Feature Launch script consultant training graduates are:
Tomas Janacek / Czech Republic
Elena Lyubarskaya / Germany, Russia
Kevin Meul / Belgium

The presented projects are:

Excavators / Cyprus
Argyro Nicolaou, writer/director
Constantinos Nikiforou, producer

Flight from Kabul / Slovakia
Sahraa Karimi, writer/director
Wanda Adamik Hrycova, producer

God Break Down the Door / Czech Republic
Vojtech Novotny, writer/director
Tomas Pertold, producer

Paperplanes / Greece
Selini Papageorgiou, writer/director
Iro Aidoni, producer
Mina Dreki, producer

Shadow Play / Iceland, Belgium
Kristian Van der Heyden, writer/producer
Pauline Baert, writer
Yr Thrastasdottir, director

Soft Hours / Hungary
Anna Gyimesi, writer/director
Genoveva Petrovits, producer

The Boy Who Saw In The Dark / Latvia
Rasa Bugavicute-Pece, writer
Pauls Kesteris, director
Kristians Alhimionoks, producer

The Portuguese House / Portugal
Avelina Prat, writer/director
Gerard Marginedas, producer 

 The best project will receive the Works In Development Award of 10,000 EUR (a joint financial award of MIDPOINT Institute, Barrandov Studio and the Karlovy Vary IFF). 
Thanks to program partners, connecting cottbus co-production market and CineMart co-production market, selected projects will also receive the following awards:

connecting cottbus Award 
A selected project from MIDPOINT Feature Launch will be granted the opportunity to pitch itself at connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market during the Cottbus Film Festival.

Rotterdam Lab Award 
One producer will be selected to participate in the professional training program for producers, Rotterdam Lab, which takes place during IFFR/International Film Festival Rotterdam.