Young Filipino filmmakers, specially students, are invited to participate in the 7th Berlinale Talent Campus, a sub-program of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival which will be held on February 5 to 15, next year.
The deadline for submission of applications to attend is October 8, 2008.
This was relayed to the Film Academy of the Philippines by Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert. She said applications are available only online. Details of the application can be obtained from this website: www.berlinale-talentcampus.de
According to Ambassador Domingo-Albert, “the Berlinale Talent Campus is a six-day creative summit for emerging film professionals from all areas of the industry with a unique opportunity to learn from top experts, build up international networks, improve their skills, and attend the Festival.”
She added: “Invitation is open to participants in the following areas of filmmaking: actors, cinematographers, directors, editors, film critics, producers, production designers, screenwriters, sound designers, composers and visual artists.”
Participants to the 7th Talent Campus will have the opportunity to meet and learn from film professionals like Sandrine Bonnaire, Park Chan-wook, Frances McDormand, Stephen Frears, Dennis Hopper, Jia Zhangke, Walter Murch, Charlotte Rampling, Mike Leigh, Walter Salles, Ridley Scott, Raoul Peck, Gustavo Santaolalla, Shah Rukh Khan, Wim Wenders and many more.
The Talent Campus will begin on February 7 and end on February 12 and will take place at the Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) theater, located close to the main festival area.
The main program elements in the Talent campus are the Grande Format and the Atelier.
The Grande Format includes lectures, panel discussions and stars-in-the-limelight sessions involving film personalities whose films are being screened in the official Berlin Filmfest proper.
The Atelier includes workshops, seminars and case studies designed to promote inter-action with world-class experts from all fields of work.
The other important components of the Talent Campus are the following:
–Hands-on Training Sessions which offer individual mentorship, guidance and training for participants from different fields of filmmaking.
–The Volkswagen Score Competition where three selected musical composers will be invited to create new scores for film clips, working with an orchestra and international mentors.
–The Garage Studio where digital films will be produced under individual guidance.
–The Script & Doc Station which includes professional individual script consultation for fiction films and documentaries.
–The Talent Project Market where selected budding producers will pitch their projects at the Berlinale Co-Production market.
–The Talent Press where eight film journalists will publish their daily review about the festival under the mentorship of international film critics.
–Talent Short Film Competition (Berlin Today Award) where original short film ideas will be presented to up-and-coming German production companies during a Producers’ Meeting. Five finalists will then be selected to take part in a residency for project development and post-production from April to December 2009.
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