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MIDPOINT presents 8 feature film projects at Karlovy Vary IFF 2019

The second edition of Works in Development - Feature Launch, a project showcase and networking event initiative between MIDPOINT and Karlovy Vary IFF, will present 8 exciting feature film projects.

June 24, 2019 programs

The projects have been carefully refined and further developed during the previous 2 workshops of the MIDPOINT Feature Launch program, visiting the Trieste FF in Italy in January 2019 and Kaunas, Lithuania in May 2019. The third workshop starts in Prague on June 27, 2019, just a few days before the project showcase, and will focus mainly on pitching training.  

The Works in Development - Feature Launch presentation (within KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days), which brings together projects from the Czech Republic, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine, will take place on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11 am, at the Čas Cinema and will be moderated by MIDPOINT Feature Launch Pitching Trainer Gabriele Brunnenmeyer.  

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

The presented projects are:

A Sensitive Man (Czech Republic)
Director/Writer Tomas Klein, 
Writer Katerina Traburova,
Producer Tomas Michalek (MasterFilm)

Grey Skies (Georgia)
Director/Writer Konstantine Kalandadze,  
Producer Elene Margvelashvili (Parachute Films)

Horia (Romania)
Director/Writer Ana-Maria Comanescu,
Producer Carla Fotea (microFILM)

How is Katia? (Ukraine)
Director/Writer Christina Tynkevych,
Producer Veronika Stepanchuk (Evos Film)  

Rattlesnakes (Serbia)
Director/Writer Nikola Ljuca,
Producer Maja Ilic (Biberche)

Riviera (Greece)
Director/Writer Orfeas Peretzis,
Producer Konstantinos Vassilaros (StudioBauhaus)

Some Birds (Hungary)
Director Daniel Hever,
Writer Zsanett Kertesz,
Producer Laszlo Dreissiger (Filmfabriq Cinemart)

Traces (Croatia)
Director/Writer Dubravka Turic,
Producer Ira Cecic (Kinorama)   

Thanks to program partners, connecting Cottbus co-production market and CineMart co-production market, selected MIDPOINT Feature Launch projects will receive the following awards in Karlovy Vary:

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 realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Czech Film Fund. It is presented in cooperation with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, When East Meets West, Trieste Film Festival, the Lithuanian Film Centre, connecting cottbus, CineMart, Art Department Masterclass and Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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Elias (12) and his family are coming home to settle down after years of a nomadic lifestyle. Instead of an idyllic return, they find their mother’s father dying in his dirty flat. The mother ...
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Horia, a 17-year-old with his head in the clouds, was born and raised in a Romanian village by his libertine father, Petrică. After graduating from high school, his heart is broken by the girl he ...
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How is Katia?

Anna, a 35-year-old paramedic, lives a modest Kyiv life with her 10-year old daughter Katia. One morning Anna receives a call: Katia has been hit by a car. Behind the wheel is Marina – the daughter ...
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Grey Skies

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Some Birds

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