MIDPOINT Intensive Queer 2024

Open Call

Professional script and project development program designed to foster diversity in storytelling and provide crucial support to filmmakers in the realm of queer narratives.


Queer storytelling in spotlight

This training and networking platform targets international creative teams (writers, directors, and producers) who are actively developing feature fiction film projects with a queer focus.

For teams of writers, producers, and directors


A unique experience

Selected feature film projects undergo a two-workshop program that enables them to work closely on the script and project development, and provides them with financing, networking, and co-production opportunities.

MIDPOINT Intensive Queer will now partially run concurrently with the MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2024 program, thereby enhancing networking opportunities and capitalizing on the presence of tutors and experts attending the events.

  • Workshop 1
    March 4-10, 2024  | Czech Republic

    This workshop focuses primarily on creative development and dramaturgy while also introducing greater knowledge about other aspects of the industry, such as financing and market positioning.

  • Online consultations
    May 2024 | online
  • Workshop 2
    June 26 – July 3, 2024  | Prague and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

    This workshop serves as a platform to further advance the scripts, while also incorporating intensive and critical training about how to present and promote projects. This workshop is immediately followed by the project showcase at the Karlovy Vary IFF, where all  selected projects are presented to an audience of industry decision makers, including funders, sales agents, producers and festival programmers. One-on-one meetings and further networking follow the presentations.



Eurimages Co-production Development Award

For the first time, Karlovy Vary IFF will host the Eurimages Co-production Development Award of 20,000 EUR for one of the projects in development presented within their Eastern Promises Industry Days.
MIDPOINT Intensive Queer 2024 projects are also eligible to compete for this award, which will be granted based on the
project´s artistic quality and its prospects of remaining a European co-production.

Detailed description of the award.


Sullivan Le Postec
Sullivan Le Postec poured his years of experience as an activist in Lyon, where he helped organize the Pride march and worked in HIV prevention, into the creation of Les Engagés. The show, ...
Complete bio

Fee and how to apply


1200 EUR
/ per participant. The fee includes accommodation, board, and tuition during the residential workshop, and the industry accreditation for the Karlovy Vary IFF. Travel costs are NOT included.

Aplication deadline

JANUARY 8, 2024

Application requirements

To apply for the program, please create an account on the MIDPOINT Visitor Page and follow the instructions within the submission form, where you can also find detailed information about application materials. 
The application materials consist of:

  • Basic information about the participants and the project
  • Synopsis (max. 1000 characters)
  • Treatment
    (approx. 10 pages, in PDF format) Please do NOT upload scripts (even if you already have one) - they will not be considered at this stage of the selection.
  • Selected scene (max. 5 pages)
  • Author´s Statement (max. 1 page)
  • Financing Plan (in Excel format)
  • Producer´s Statement (max. 1 page)
  • Motivation video (max. 4 minutes)
  • Moodboard (optional)

Who can apply?

  • Creative teams of writers and/or directors and producers (2-3 participants per team)
  • Projects featuring LGBTQ+ characters and/or themes central to the story


Huge motivation boost and way to move your project to the next level


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Sona Morgenthalova
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