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MIDPOINT Shorts: Open Lectures in Brno!

We're thrilled to unveil the open program of the MIDPOINT Shorts workshop within the International Short Film Festival BRNO16. 
Join us for three enlightening lectures dedicated to short films, hosted by industry experts and esteemed professionals as tutors.

October 10, 2023

Wednesday, October 18 / 16:15 – 17:45 / KUMST Brno

I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face: Screening & Masterclass with Sameh Alaa

After being separated for 82 days, Adam travels down a rough road to be reunited with the one he loves, whatever it takes.

Screening of a short film I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face awarded by Palme d´Or at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival (and many other awards). The screening will be followed by a masterclass with its director Sameh Alaa, moderated by Pavel Marek.

Thursday, October 19 / 10:00 – 12:00 / KUMST Brno

From Shorts to Feature with Pavel Marek

Many prominent filmmakers began their careers making short films. The works of these creators often reveal a spontaneous arsenal of formal devices, foreshadowing style and thematic focus. The transition to feature-length films then demonstrates the process of combining a unique vision of the world with conceptual dramatic thinking. In this lecture by Pavel Marek, we will watch several short films and reflect on the filmmakers‘ “signature style”. The affectivity of style and its synergy with dramatic structure can also be an inspiring topic for a discussion about the differences in strategies in the creation of short and feature films.


Friday, October 20 / 10:00 – 12:00 / KUMST brno

 All You Need to Know About Co-production Markets with Alessandro Gropplero

All around the year and all over the world, there are hundreds of opportunities to present your project and find new financial and creative partners. It doesn't matter if you are developing a short or a feature, a documentary or a live-action, it is essential to plan your strategy and carefully combine all the possible ingredients to introduce your ideas at their best in the international marketplace.

Lectures will be held in English, without the presence of an interpreter. Online reservation required: