MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2017


Organizational infromation

Dates and venues

Workshop 1
June 10 - 16, 2017
Ohrid Macedonia

Workshop 2
October 15 - 21, 2017
Písek, Czech Republic



“19” is a film who tells a story about how one unpleasant event can change the destiny of two in a way very different kind of women. Sara (17 years old) is a young girl, teenage full of dreams and ...
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Alive in Moscow

Damian – from a small village in Moldova who studies medicine, hates physical labor, finds a summer job in Moscow at a hospital where he hopes that he will learn medicine and become a doctor. When he ...
MIDPOINT participants: Grig BecketElie AufseesserGrig Becket
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After an environmental activist goes missing, her long departed sister returns home and finds a Swedish island community torn apart by the fight over limestone mining in the Asunden forest.
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Images of Love

Hana and Peter have created the world they longed for. They are young, successful and people envy them. They have built a successful company that shall soon provide them for the rest of their lives. ...
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Man in his fifties is being shot at through the window of his home and since there are no suspects or motives, he starts to search for them by himself, discovering that he is hated by more he could ...
MIDPOINT participants: Darko SinkoVlado BulajicDarko Sinko
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Mnk Boy

Mnk Boy is the story of the 12-year-old Zeki, who, together with his father Mahir, leaves his sober life in the ghettos of Rotterdam behind for a new start in the metropolitan Istanbul. Zeki tries to ...
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Night of the Whale

On a holiday to the sea, an Iranian father, his Czech wife and their young daughter each cope in their own way with the fractiousness that threatens their family: The father turns to space. The ...
MIDPOINT participants: Jordi NiuboKaveh Daneshmand
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How close can you get to someone before you lose yourself? When Lilith and Violaine enter puberty, their girl-to-woman transformation puts their close friendship to the test. West Coast, Belgium. ...
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ZANA is a dark and haunting psychological drama about the collision of modern day faith healers and post-war trauma of survivors in Kosovo. Inspired by true events. Riddled by night terrors and ...
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Head of Studies

Danijel Hocevar
Film producer and CEO of Vertigo, a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based production company with a distinctive track record and extensive working experience on international co-productions incl. the ...
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Group Leaders

Anne Gensior
Anne Gensior works as an international script consultant for feature films and documentaries and as a script reader and ...
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Pavel Jech
Czech Republic  
Pavel Jech co-founded MIDPOINT in 2010 and has been active ever since as a group leader and speaker in its various ...
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Ivo Trajkov
Czech Republic / North Macedonia  
Ivo Trajkov is a director, producer, film editor, screenwriter and story editor. He was born in Skopje, Macedonia and ...
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Producer Tutor

Danijel Hocevar
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Guest Tutors

Gabriele Brunnenmeyer
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Alessandro Gropplero
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Christina Pelekani
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Katriel Schory
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Pavel Strnad
Czech Republic  
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Ognjen Svilicic
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Elma Tataragic
Bosnia and Herzegovina  
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MIDPOINT Development Award of 8.000 EUR 
will be awarded to one of the participating projects.


Selected projects from MIDPOINT Feature Launch will get the unique chance to present themselves during this newly launched pitching event within connecting cottbus co-production market. The projects will also be granted the opportunity to get individual consultations with international film professionals and experts who are attending the event.

CineMart Award

One producer will be handpicked to go on to participate in the professional training program for producers, ROTTERDAM LAB 2018, which takes place during IFFR/International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2018.