Over 2.000 international filmmakers have applied for the first Berlinale Talent Campus (February 10 – 14, 2003), which will take place during the 53rd Berlin International Film Festival. Up to 500 of them will be invited to Berlin.
The great worldwide response to the Berlinale Talent Campus is also reflected by its international partners from the film business. In co-operation with Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg and UK Film Council, the Berlin International Film Festival presents a five-day programme at the House of World Cultures, which will offer up-and-coming filmmakers an exciting exchange with established film professionals.
The Talent Meeting Point will be the Berlinale Talent Campus Lounge at the House of World Cultures. Throughout the entire day, the programme offers small, exclusive talent events. And organizations like European Film Promotion (EFP) have also chosen the Berlinale Talent Campus for their event. For example, EFP is offering a workshop about the significance of the actor-agent relationship. The documentary channel PLANET presents “Russenbus – Fremde Brüder“ by Axel Brandt and Irina Roerig, the first project of the PLANET & stern Dokumentarfilmpreis which was introduced at last year’s festival. Different excursions will lead talent to the European Film Market and to other interesting places in Berlin.
In the afternoons, the Berlinale Talent Campus will open its doors to a larger public: Filmmakers will present their films and discuss with the audience and companies like KODAK and SONY will present their latest technological developments.
The Berlinale Talent Campus is supported by:
APPLE, ARRI, Australian Embassy, AVID, British Council, Canadian Embassy, Embassy of the United States of America, Federal Foreign Office, Film Commission Torino Piemonte, French Embassy in Berlin, German Academic Exchange Service, German Federal Film Board, Goethe Institute Inter Nationes, Italian Embassy, KODAK, MEDIA Promotion, Ministry of Culture and Education of Iceland, Planet TV, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Senate Department for Economics, Labour and Women's Issues and SONY.
The Berlinale Talent Campus is a project of the Berlin International Film Festival, in co-operation with Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, UK Film Council and House of World Cultures. Organised by Master School Drehbuch Berlin.
The Berlin International Film Festival is a division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH and is funded by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media.
Thursday, December 19, 2002.
Applications for the Berlinale Talent Campus came from the following countries: