Works in Development – Feature Launch & Intensive Queer

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has partnered closely with the MIDPOINT Institute script and project development program as well as When East Meets West co-production market and Trieste Film Festival. Together they will showcase nine projects from Central and Eastern Europe at this year’s edition of KVIFF. These projects have gone through development within the Works in Development – Feature Launch program and are ready for co-production.

This year, in addition to the Feature Launch presentation, four projects from the MIDPOINT – Intensive Queer programme will also be presented.Professional script and project development program designed to foster diversity in storytelling and provide crucial support to filmmakers in the realm of queer narratives.

Works in Development – Feature Launch & Intensive Queer 2024
details will be announced soon

Teams of writers, directors and producers have up to seven minutes to present each project, including visuals. Following the project presentation, we assist interested visitors of the Works in Development – Feature Launch to set up individual meetings with the teams to get more information about their projects.


Eurimages Co-production Development Award

For the first time at the Karlovy Vary IFF, the Eurimages Co-production Development Award of 20 000 EUR will be awarded to one of the projects presented at the KVIFF Eastern Promises.

Works in Development Award

The best project of the program receives the Works in Development Award of 10 000 EUR. More information about other networking awards the program offers can be found here.

Connecting Cottbus Award

A selected project from MIDPOINT Feature Launch will be granted the opportunity to pitch at Connecting Cottbus, the East-West co-production market during the FilmFestival Cottbus.

Rotterdam Lab Award

One producer will be selected to participate in the professional training program for producers, Rotterdam Lab, which takes place during IFFR/International Film Festival Rotterdam.


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