MIDPOINT Workshop at Stockfish


The FAMU film school in Prague, Czech Republic, is probably Central Europe’s best known film school and among it’s alumni are directors such as Miloš Forman, Agnieszka Holland, Emir Kusturica, Věra Chytilová, Jiří Menzel, Goran Paskaljević and Jan Hřebejk.

Stockfish will be in cooperation with FAMU and during the first festival a Mini MIDPOINT workshop with FAMU’s dean Pavel Jech will be held on 21-22. February. Applications must be sent to midpointiceland@gmail.com and the deadline is Thursday the 5th of February. A producer and a writer/director with their first or second feature in development must apply together.

Further info:


Pavel Jech, the dean of FAMU (the Czech national film school) and the head of studies of the MIDPOINT Central European Script Center, will be conducting a two-day script development workshop during the upcoming Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavík, which will be held at Bíó Paradís and other locations from February 19 – March 1, 2015.

Four projects currently in development, and represented by teams of writers and producers, will be selected to participate in the workshop. The selection will be made by a committee consisting of representatives from the professional filmmakers associations in Iceland, the Icelandic Film Centre and MIDPOINT.

If you’d like to apply for the workshop, please follow the instructions below.

miniMIDPOINT Workshop in Iceland

Dates: February 21-22, 2015
Venue: Icelandic Film Centre
Tutor: Pavel Jech

Two-person teams consisting of one writer (can be a writer/director) and one producer with first or second features in development

A logline, a synopsis and a detailed treatment (or a completed draft of a script)
A letter of interest (why you would like to take part in the workshop)
A team of two (a writer with a producer attached)

The workshop will include detailed script analysis of each participating project, both in group sessions and in an in-depth individual consultation. Participants are also expected to take part in Pavel Jech’s master class on Friday, February 20, which will introduce the general methodological framework for the subsequent workshop.

The requested documents should be sent to midpointiceland@gmail.com with the subject heading “Workshop Application” on or before Thursday, February 5, 2015. All application materials must be written in English.

The MIDPOINT Central European Script Center was launched by FAMU Prague (the Czech national film school) as a professional script development and film dramaturgy training platform for students and film professionals.

MIDPOINT was created with the belief that script development can be enhanced by supporting writers, directors and producers to become creative partners in the process.

MIDPOINT operates year-round, organising a variety of workshops and other services within the field of script development.

Pavel Jech is the current dean of FAMU (the Czech national film school) and the head of studies of the MIDPOINT Central European Script Center. He is a graduate of both the Columbia University School of the Arts and FAMU. Pavel has broad teaching experience in scriptwriting and dramaturgy, both in the Czech Republic and in the US, and has worked internationally as a screenwriter and script doctor.

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