Smash Cut is a project-based program designed for creators of short-form series (up to 20 mins per episode) coming from the Central and Eastern European region. Three promising projects from Cyprus, Slovenia and Romania are taking part in the 2021 edition.
The program is designed to help the participants define their series concept, outline their pilot script and season as well as explain the specifics of short-form series and the difference to long-form series in storytelling. It is led by established series creator Sullivan Le Postec (Woke). Several guest tutors also join the program, covering various aspects of short-form series creation and offering the participants in-depth individual consultations.
Le Postec explains the title of the program: “A smash cut is an editing technique where one scene abruptly cuts to another. You could say it has become the normal cut of the YouTube generation. It’s one of the techniques short-form series can use to achieve high efficiency. But more importantly, I felt it was a name evocative of their high, youthful energy: short-form series often have big ambitions.”
MIDPOINT Smash Cut is realized with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. It runs in partnership with Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. MIDPOINT Institute operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Read more about the projects participating from the catalogue.