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MIDPOINT Institute presents 9 feature film projects at Karlovy Vary IFF

The fifth edition of Works in Development - Feature Launch, a project showcase and networking event initiative between MIDPOINT Institute and Karlovy Vary IFF, will present 9 exciting feature film projects developed within the current MIDPOINT Feature Launch program.

June 23, 2022

The projects have been carefully refined and further developed during the previous 2 workshops of the program. The third workshop starts in Prague on June 30, 2022, just a few days before the project showcase, and will focus mainly on pitching training.  

The Works in Development - Feature Launch presentation, which brings together projects from the Romania, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia and Bulgaria, will take place on MondayJuly 4, 2022 at 11 am, in Lázně III Cinema .

The best project will receive the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR.

The presented projects are:

A Flower Is Not a Flower (Romania)
Director/writer: Cristian Pascariu
Producer: Adriana Racasan (Point Film)

All My Friends Sonn Will Be Dead (Latvia)
Director/writer: Armands Zacs
Producer: Alise Gelze (White Picture)

Dolphin (Poland)
Director/writer: Sonja Orlewicz-Zakrzewska
Producer: Magdalena Sztorc (Before My Eyes)

My Best Friend´s Baby (Sweden)
Director/writer: Sophie Vukovic
Producer: Eliza Jones (Grand Slam Film) 

My Name is Lily (Cyprus)
Director/writer: Yianna Americanou
Writer: Christina Georgiou
Producer: Stelana Kliris (Meraki Films)

Side By Side (Czech Republic)
Director/writer: Kilian Vratnik
Writer: Natalie Golovchenko
Producer: Noemi Krausova (Unit & Sofa Praha)

The First Week of August (Croatia)
Director/writer: Filip Mojzes
Producer: Matej Merlic

Twentyseven (Slovakia)
Director/writer: Gregor Valentovic
Producer: Zora Jaurova

You Better BE (Bulgaria)
Director: Magdelena Ilieva, Jonathan Heidelberger
Writer: Jonathan Heidelberger, Drago Bago, Magdelena Ilieva
Producer: Drago Bago, Magdelena Ilieva

Thanks to program partners, connecting cottbus co-production market and CineMart co-production market, selected MIDPOINT Feature Launch projects will 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.

MIDPOINT 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
Alizee Musson from France,
Andras Soos from Hungary and
Sonja Tarokic from Croatia.

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A Flower is Not a Flower

Ana, an 11-year-old girl is abandoned by her parents in a Romanian orphanage for “irrecoverable” children. In this communist institution, children are treated like stacks of meat. Against the ...
MIDPOINT participants: Cristian Pascariu , Adriana Racasan
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David and his three best friends from high school promised themselves that their friendship would last forever. After Hana gets married, Bažo moves abroad and Maja falls in love with an adventurous ...
MIDPOINT participants: Gregor Valentovic, Zora Jaurova
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Side by Side

Four young millennials living their dynamic urban lives find themselves in a strangely magical forest without any technologies. Unbalanced Sebastian, his success-driven girlfriend Andrea, ...
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You Better BE

Boggie (28) and his mom Tanya (55) live in distant towns and meet every few months. Their relationship seems great but is built on many lies. Having grown up in a small Bulgarian conservative town, ...
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Youth Eternal

A group of millennials are in an orgiastic, psychedelic music festival that takes place between the two waves of pandemic. Meanwhile their close friends Ieva and Alex have just stepped into ...
MIDPOINT participants: Armands Zacs, Alise Gelze
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Anna’s plan to release her brilliant debut album is fully supported by her loving boyfriend Jan, and entirely killed by her fear of sharing her music with anyone. This deadlock is Anna’s greatest ...
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My Best Friend’s Baby

Damir (33) and Sara (37) have found a home in each other and Stockholm’s queer community. Damir floats between nightclubs and still hasn’t come out to his family in Croatia. Sara, single and ...
MIDPOINT participants: Sophie Vukovic, Eliza Jones
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My name is Lily

Lily is a Belgian living in Cyprus with a successful managerial career but a very difficult personal life. Born intersex, she still suffers the physical and emotional consequences of a forced ...
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The First Week of August

Ivana and Zoran Ler are a dysfunctional upper-middle class married couple raising their ten-year-old son David. On their way to summer vacation, David gets lost at a ferry port, prompting an ...
MIDPOINT participants: Filip Mojzes, Matej Merlic
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