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MIDPOINT selects nine projects for Feature Launch 2019

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- First or second film projects by directors from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine will take part in Feature Launch next year

MIDPOINT selects nine projects for Feature Launch 2019
Writer-director Ana-Maria Comănescu, who has been selected with Horia

MIDPOINT has announced the nine projects and two script-consultant trainees who will be taking part in MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019. The programme focusing on feature-length films is designed for filmmakers working on their first and second movies. The teams consisting of writers, directors and producers from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine will participate in a year-long development platform, which kicks off in January in Trieste and runs until January 2020. They will be joined by two script-consultant trainees from the Czech Republic and Latvia.

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The selected projects will be presented in July 2019 at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, as part of the Works in Development – Feature Launch event. After this presentation, the main financial KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of €10,000 will be handed out.

Here is the complete list of MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019 projects:

A Sensitive Man (Czech Republic)
Writer, director: Tomas Klein
Producer: Tomas Michalek

Floater (Romania)
Writer, director: Alexandru Badea
Producer: Anda Ionescu

Grey Skies (Georgia)
Writer, director: Konstantine Kalandadze
Producer: Elene Margvelashvili

Horia (Romania)
Writer, director: Ana-Maria Comănescu
Producer: Carla Fotea

How is Katia? (Ukraine)
Writer: Julia Gonchar
Director: Christina Tynkevych
Producer: Veronika Stepanchuk

Private Decisions (Serbia)
Writer: Vuk Bošković
Director: Nikola Ljuca
Producer: Maja Ilić

Riviera (Greece)
Writer, director: Orfeas Peretzis
Producer: Konstantinos Vassilaros

Some Birds (Hungary)
Writer: Zsanett Kertész
Director: Daniel Hever
Producer: László Dreissiger

Traces (Croatia)
Writer and director: Dubravka Turić
Producer: Ira Cecić

Script-consultant trainees

Evzenie Brabcova (Czech Republic)
Sanita Grina (Latvia)

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