Young Filipino filmmakers can now submit their applications for the sixth Berlinale Talent Campus. Applicants have up to October 15, 2007 to apply online at www.berlinale-talentcampus.de.
This was confirmed in a letter to Film Academy of the Philippines Director General Leo G. Martinez by the Berlinale Talent Campus team.
Eligible to apply are young professionals or advanced film students. There is no participation fee. A portion of travel and accommodation expenses will be offered to selected participants who are not German citizens or residents.
Participants will come from these areas of filmmaking—acting, directing, editing, film criticism, producing, production designing, scriptwriting, sound designing, composing and visual imaging.
Berlinale Talent Campus 6 will be held from February 9 to 14, 2008 as a pre-program for the 58th Berlin International Film Festival.
Applicants are advised to visit the festival’s website where former application films and the program of the first five talent campus may be reviewed.
The focus of next year’s talent campus will be Screening Emotions—Cinema’s Finest Assets.
According to the print flyer of the Berlinale Talent Campus, the program is an international summit of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers who will have the opportunity to learn from top film experts and practitioners. Former experts included Park Chan-wook, Frances McDormand, Stephen Frears, Dennis Hopper, Jia Zhangke, Walter Murch, Anthony Minghella, Charlotte Rampling, Walter Salles, Ridley Scott, Raoul Peck, Tom Tykwer and Wim Wenders.
The six-day program will cover the five crucial stages of filmmaking, namely, philosophy; pre-production; production; post-production; and promotion.
The program consists of lectures, panel discussion, workshops, seminars and case studies as well as hands-on training. Hands-on training will have the following phases:
–The Volkswagen Score Competition where three selected film music composers will be invited to create new scores for film clips with professional support and using digital equipment.
–The Garage Studio where digital works will be produced for internet release during the Campus week.
–The Script 7 Doc Station where consulting will be held for individual scripts intended for 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 young film journalists will publish their daily reviews about the festival under the mentorship of international film critics.