MIDPOINT calls for applications!

MIDPOINT is a training and networking platform for script and project development operating under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.It is aimed at creative teams of writers, directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe.



MIDPOINT Writers' Room 2020

One of MIDPOINT Institute's programs dedicated to scripted series writing and development, the Writers’ Room is a sidebar module of the project-based TV Launch and is designed to train specialized skills and offer practical knowledge about the organization of a writers’ room.

The one-off event runs in 4 1/2 training days and consists of lectures, plotting and writing exercises and simulation of a writers’ room. The program runs in the English language.

The individual participants, entering the program as talents looking into enhancing their craft and writing skills, will get acquainted with the structure, hierarchy and processes running in a writers’ room from two different perspectives: of a procedural and a serialized show. Theoretical lectures and plotting exercises will be offered alongside the simulation.

The program’s graduates will acquire knowledge and skills connected to the processes occurring during scripted series writing, such as creative teamwork, joint brainstorming, and creating or following one unified narrative voice and vision as well as the structure of a series episode itself.


October 19-24, 2020


Prague, Czech Republic  (in case of restrictions connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will be running online)

Who is it for?

* writers * creative producers with some experience in writing and the ambition of becoming creators/showrunners

Eligible countries

* all Europe (primary focus on Central and Eastern Europe)


September 9, 2020


500 EUR per participant

The tuition, full board and accommodation is offered within the participation fee. Travel costs should be covered by the participants themselves.



MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021

A unique professional script and project development platform for emerging talents aimed at scouting the most gifted filmmakers & producers of the future coming primarily from Central and Eastern Europe and the wider Mediterranean area.

Every year it selects teams of writers, producers and first- or second-time directors of 9 feature film projects and it also selects 3 script consultant trainees who join the creative process.

The best project of the program receives the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR. See the Awards section for more information about other networking awards the program offers.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.


Workshop 1: January 2021

Workshop 2: April 2021

Workshop 3: July 2021

Feature Launch Spotlight: January 2022


Workshop 1: in collaboration with the Trieste FF – EASTWEEK / Trieste, Italy

Workshop 2: Trnava, Slovakia

Workshop 3: in collaboration with Karlovy Vary IFF / Prague / Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 

Feature Launch Spotlight: in collaboration with When East Meets West / Trieste, Italy 

Who is it for?

* teams of writers and/or directors and producers (max. 3 participants per team) with projects of first and second feature films


September 9, 2020


* 1500 EUR: writers, directors, trainees 

* 1800 EUR: producers

The fee includes accommodation, board and tuition during the workshops. Travel costs are NOT included. Scholarships are available.