Monday, 27 August 2012

Berlinale Talent Campus call for entries now open

The eleventh Berlinale Talent Campus will invite 300 emerging filmmakers from all over the world (directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers/score composer, and film critics) during the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The Campus will hold at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre (HAU 1-3) in Berlin-Kreuzberg from February 9 to 14, 2013 with the title, Some Like It Hot. “Good films should keep people glued to the screen. But what makes a film great entertainment?
The diversity of genres and formats, and the capacity to successfully switch between them has always been a challenge, especially for filmmakers who have recently entered the film industry. Getting to know the rules of the game is one thing, daring to break these rules and create a space to be playful and unconventional is pivotal. Emerging filmmakers will exchange thoughts with established industry experts on the intricacies of entertainment, how to push storytelling to unexpected levels and how to reach the heart of the audience,” says Campus programme manager, Matthijs Wouter Knol. The Berlinale Talent Campus brings emerging filmmakers and seasoned film professionals together and offers them a platform to refresh their views, discover new horizons, find fellow filmmaking collaborators and discuss new trends and developments in contemporary cinema and media. Application forms could be sourced from Deadline is September 20. the statement also indicated that filmmakers could apply for intensive mentoring through the diverse Campus hands-on training programme. In 2013, these programmes range from Script and Doc Station (20 scripts in development), Talent Project Market (10 finalised scripts), Talent actors Stage and Talent Press to campus Studio (for editing and post-production) and will include the new Short Film Station and Sound Studio.

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