Works in Progress Tutor

Together with MIDPOINT and lecturer Michaela Sabo, we have also prepared for selected Works in Progress projects training for the international presentation, which will take place on March 21.




Michaela studied at VŠMU (Slovakia), DAMU (Czech Republic) and UCLA (Los Angeles). In 2014, Michaela moved to Berlin to be part of the Serial Eyes program, an intensive 8-month postgraduate course on TV writing and show running based in Berlin. Michaela found her network during the studies and is currently living in Berlin. Michaela was part of the EPI European TV Drama Series Lab in the year 2013.

Apart from her own work as a freelance writer and creative producer (five TV series already aired, several feature film and TV series projects in different stages of development or production), Michaela is also working as a pitching trainer (Sarajevo Film Festival, Serial Eyes – DFFB, Series Mania – Writers Campus, MIDPOINT workshops, Odessa International Film festival, Antalya Film Forum, Tallinn Black Nights, etc.).



MIDPOINT Institute

MIDPOINT Institute is an international audiovisual training and networking institution organizing a wide range of programs focused on script and project development, post-production and the education of aspiring script consultants and development executives.
Its programs are dedicated to both short and feature narrative films and limited or ongoing series.

MIDPOINT's main mission is to support writers, directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to strong partnerships with international co-production markets, film and series festivals, training programs, national film funds and further audiovisual decision makers, MIDPOINT Institute represents a front-gate to European film and television industry. With its earnest focus on emerging filmmakers from the CEE region, MIDPOINT prides itself as an efficient talent incubator.

Projects developed within MIDPOINT Institute are presented at the most established professional industry platforms, accepted to the leading international festivals, commissioned and developed by significant European broadcasters and financiers and its graduates have proven to become an important element in both their local and the international audiovisual ecosystem.
Throughout the year, numerous programs are organized – as regular or one-off events.

The offered programs are divided as follows:
Feature-length films: MIDPOINT Feature Launch, MIDPOINT Editing Room
Short-length films: MIDPOINT Shorts
Series: MIDPOINT TV Launch, MIDPOINT Writers' Room, MIDPOINT Cold Open

Tailored programs MIDPOINT Intensive are designed to serve the needs of local professionals.

Conceived in 2010, MIDPOINT Institute is supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Czech Film Fund, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Slovak Audiovisual Fund and operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.