Oct 02
LAST CALL FOR BERLINALE ENTRIES by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Oct 2, 2009

Young filmmakers from the Philippines have until October 7, 2009 to submit their entries for the 8th Berlinale Talent Campus which will be held on February 13 to 18 next year as part of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.

The Berlinale Talent Campus offers young film professionals from all over the world a chance to improve their skills while at the same time participating in the prestigious Berlin Film festival.

Applicants are advised to apply for the Campus by visiting the Talent Campus website: www.berlinale-talentcampus.de. Through the website, applicants will find former application films as well as the programme of the past editions.

The Talent Campus is a creative academy and networking platform for 350 up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. It will be held for six consecutive days and will offer a variety of different programme elements for Directors, Screenwriters, Actors, Cinematographers, Producers, Editors, Sound Designers, Composers, Production Designers, Film Critics and Visual Artists.

The theme for the 8th talent campus is Cinema Needs Talent: Looking for the Right People. Its website has this brief justification for the theme:

‘Stick with your friends’ has proven to be a valuable advice for many in their filmmaking career. For filmmakers around the world, it’s never been a better time to join forces: teaming up with the right people to inspire and support you remains an essential element of improving your work. Developing one’s personal craftsmanship on the one hand, and to benefit from other people’s fortes on the other is the true sense of collaborative filmmaking. It’s about finding the most exalting people to work with, daring to ask the vital questions in order to exceed your own limits and having the greatest time of your life when making films. Keep it simple, make it grand!

The website lists the different programmes:

Grand Format
Lectures, panel discussion and stars-in-the-limelight sessions addressing the burning, inspirational and vibrant issues in filmmaking today. These events are presented by industry professionals and stars, many of whom have been involved in films screened in the official Berlin International Film Festival programme.

Workshops, seminars and case studies enabling Talents to interact with world-class experts from all disciplines, offering a glimpse into their professional world, their latest discoveries on set, their experiences during post-production, their views on new media and adventures in the international festival circuit.

Meeting professionals or visiting key film industry institutions in Berlin-Brandenburg. Networking through various events, the Campus provides networking opportunities, such as the daily breakfasts, speed matching sessions, lunch breaks and other social gatherings—and of course the networking dinner Dine & Shine Talent Rendezvous and the access to the Campus Online Community.

Hands-on Training
Personal tutoring, coaching and training of participants from different fields of work. These hands-on training programmes require an additional application, in certain cases related to a project you’re currently working on. Those who make it will take part in an experience of exceptional value, despite needing to spend some extra time on the application.

The hands-on training of the Campus include The Score Competition for score composers and sound designers; The Campus Studio for directors, producers, cinematographers and editors involved in post-production stage; The Script & Doc Station for scriptwriters and documentary filmmakers; The Talent Project Market for collaborating producers and directors; The Talent Press for film critics; and The Berlin Today Award for directors.

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