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MIDPOINT Shorts is a training and networking program intended for filmmakers from all over the world (with the regional focus put on Central and Eastern Europe) with projects of professional or graduation short films.
It selects teams of writers, directors and producers of short film projects in development to go through one online and two intensive residential workshops dedicated to script and project development.
Apart from creative development and structural dramaturgy, the training offers production strategies guidance, incorporates distribution strategies into the development process, focuses on presentation skills and promotion and offers insights into financing, sales and festival strategies.
The whole program concludes with the project showcase within the When East Meets West Co-production Forum, organized also in partnership with the Trieste Film Festival.
Thanks to the brand-new collaboration, after entering the shooting phase, selected MIDPOINT Shorts project graduate will get the unique chance to attend the Focus WiP of Cannes Court Métrage.
To learn more about the program and to access the application, please click here, many questions can be answered within our useful FAQ section.
Projects – professional or graduation short film projects (teams of writers, directors and producers, 2–3 people in the team)
Dates and venues
Online Kickoff / September 29–October 1
Workshop 1 / October 17–23 (TBC), Prague, Czech Republic
Workshop 2 / January 2022, in collaboration with When East Meets West and Trieste Film Festival, Trieste, Italy
Tailor-made online consultations follow every workshop according to the needs of each project.
750 EUR (per participant, max. 3 participants in the creative team, possible to pay in installments)
The program schedule and the form of the organization inevitably depend on the development of the coronavirus pandemic situation.
MIDPOINT Shorts is realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Czech Film Fund. It is presented in partnership with the Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West and in collaboration with Cannes Court Métrage. MIDPOINT Institute operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.