MIDPOINT Shorts 2018


Deadline for applications: October 16, 2017


MIDPOINT  opens a special program dedicated to the SHORT FICTION FILMS IN DEVELOPMENT


MIDPOINT Shorts 2018  is a professional project development program open to creative teams of filmmakers (scriptwriter, director and producer).

The four-month program is intended for film professionals who are developing their short film projects.

During two one-week long residential workshops the teams will work on creative development of the script as well as on the development, production & promotional aspects of their projects.

The residential workshops consist of group work within a small group of participants, being led by experienced script consultant, accompanied with plenary sessions and one-to-one meetings by an international team of experts.

Tailor-made online consultations will follow after W1 and W2, according to the need of each project.

MIDPOINT Shorts  workshop will run in parallel with first two sessions of the international program MIDPOINT Feature Launch.




WORKSHOP 1 / Feature Launch Workshop 1 @ EASTWEEK –  January 20 – 26, 2018 / Trieste, Italy

WORKSHOP 2 / Feature Launch Workshop 2 @ MIDPOINT – April – May 2018 / Serbia



750 EUR per participant

The fee covers workshop training, on-line consultations, accommodation and full board subsistence (food) during both workshops. Participants must pay all travel costs.

We advise participants to apply for scholarships for participation fees and/or travel costs in their countries, as many public film funding bodies are usually supporting such training costs.



/ Creative teams of producer, writer and director must attend both residential workshops

/ The project must be a professional or graduation short film

/ At least first draft of the script or advanced treatment should be submitted



/ completed script or advanced treatment

/ synopsis

/ brief production strategy of the project

/ preliminary financing plan

/ development and production timetable of the project

/ brief distribution strategy of the project

/ profile of the production company

/ biography and a photo of each team member

/ director´s note

/ writer´s note

/ evidence of previous work of each team member



/ October 16th, 2017

Complete information can be found on our website, as well as the application form:



Kristyna Plhonova
Program Coordinator




MIDPOINT is an international script and project development program for emerging film professionals – aimed at creative teams of writers, directors and producers.

MIDPOINT focuses on narrative film and TV projects and operates as a year-long center organizing a string of workshop programs.

MIDPOINT was conceived at FAMU Prague in 2010 with the aim of strengthening creative collaboration between writer, director and producer in the development process. In the years of existence, MIDPOINT has grown into a platform that provides several types of workshops designed to cover the area of film and TV dramaturgy and systematically to assist filmmakers during the entire development process.

MIDPOINT has over 500 graduates, mostly young filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe. Filmmakers who attended MIDPOINT have achieved success at festivals such as Berlinale, Karlovy Vary IFF, Cannes Film Festival and market platforms such as Baltic Event, CineLink or the Thessaloniki Co-production Market.

MIDPOINT has partnerships with leading industry platforms, film schools, training providers and national film funds in Europe and USA such as the Sundance Institute, Mediterranean Film Institute, EAVE, HBO Europe, Berlinale Talents, Torino Film Lab, When East Meets West, PWSFTviT Łódź, VŠMU Bratislava, UNATC Bucharest and dffb Berlin and many others.

MIDPOINT organizes a variety of programs – find the one that suits you the most!