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MIDPOINT TV Launch 2018

Program MIDPOINT TV Launch 2018 je zameraný na vývoj minisérií a epizodických televíznych seriálov a zameriava sa predovšetkým na účastnícke tímy scenáristov s producentom, príp. aj režisérom, pochádzajúcich zo strednej a východnej Európy.

Uzávierka prihlášok: 15. 9. 2017

MIDPOINT TV Launch is an "idea-to-market" project development program, focused on scripted formats of miniseries or ongoing, episodic TV series that can sustain multiple seasons. Both half-hour and one-hour series proposals are accepted. We are focusing on content-rich, compelling stories and innovative series concepts both high end and low budget.

The program focuses on participants primarily coming from Central-Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic countries and the wider Mediterranean area, with a possible background in filmmaking or with previous experience in TV writing, wanting to shift to quality television production.

The three residential workshops and online consultations will give participants the opportunity to develop their series concept, pilot script, pitch documents and pitching skills within a series of three workshops, in a constructive, supportive atmosphere.

The workshop uses group work, individual consultations, tutorial analysis, lectures, presentation of experts and pitching as its methodological tools. The participants will also be actively writing during the workshop working days, under the supervision of the tutors. Thus, participants leave the workshop with actual results and progressed materials.

The working language of all MIDPOINT meetings and events is English, which is why a good knowledge of English is essential for participation.

MIDPOINT's partner HBO Europe will grant a financial annual award, to honor the best project at the final workshop of the year. C21 Media will grant a one-year free subscription for a selected producer participant.

MIDPOINT TV Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund, the International Visegrad Fund, in co-operation with partners Finále Plzeň FF, Sarajevo FF, HBO Europe, Barrandov Studio, Serial Eyes and C21 Media.

Dates and venues

Workshop 1: November 2017 / TBA, Slovak Republic
Workshop 2: April 2018 / Pilsen, Czech Republic (within Finale Plzen FF)
Workshop 3: August 2018 / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (within Sarajevo FF)

Who is it for?

primary team members
/ writer/s
/ producer

secondary team members


September 15, 2017


/ 1st participant / 1.800 EUR per participant (600 EUR per workshop)
/ 2nd participant / 1.200 EUR per participant (400 EUR per workshop)
/ 3rd participant / 1.200 EUR per participant (400 EUR per workshop)

The fee includes accommodation, board and tuition at the workshop. Travel costs are NOT included.

Required materials

/ basic information (part of the online application form)
/ logline
/ synopsis
/ series pitch
/ description of main characters
/ statement of purpose
/ mood book
/ writing sample
/ biography and photos of all participating team members

Application form

Available at: http://www.midpoint-center.eu/programs/171-midpoint-tv-launch-2018#application.

Contact person

Katarina Tomkova
Program Coordinator