Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2005

Berlinale Talent Campus

Oct 21, 2004:
Berlinale Talent Campus Press Release #5

Heroes of Labour – “Working Campus“

“Working Campus” offers talents at the Berlinale Talent Campus the chance to consolidate their experiences and ideas in workshops and individual sessions. New at the Campus: The Doc Clinic. Young documentarists can discuss their ideas for projects with experts and colleagues from all over the world. Part of „Working Campus“ are: Talent Movie of the Week, Script Clinic, Talent Project Market, Volkswagen Score Competition, The Talent Press as well as the Berlin Today Award.

Doc Clinic and Script Clinic

In the Doc Clinic, 25 talents will be given the opportunity to further develop the ideas they have submitted with the help of experienced documentary directors and producers. Amongst the mentors of the Doc Clinic are Andres Veiel (Black Box BRD) and Thomas Schadt (Berlin Symphony). In the Script Clinic, 25 talents will be able to discuss their scripts and their treatments with script consultants from SOURCES 2, the UK Film Council, Script House Berlin and Blake Friedman Literary Agency. The Script Clinic will be organised in collaboration with Script House Berlin.

Talent Movie of the Week

During Campus week participants of Talent Movie of the Week are given the chance to realize their previously submitted idea for a short film. Director and producer Walter Salles (Centro do Brazil; City of God) will act as mentor for the talents, who will also be supported by a Berlin film production company. At the Farewell Ceremony all talents will vote for the best Talent Movie of the Week.

Talent Project Market

For the Talent Project Market, 20 talents will be chosen to take part in the Berlinale Co-Production Market. They will thus get the opportunity to gain an insight into the way co-production markets work. Participation further includes registering the submitted project in the official co-production catalogue, as well as professional coaching with feedback.

Volkswagen Score Competition

At the Volkswagen Score Competition young film music composers and sound designers will be able to write music for three clips of two minutes duration each. An international jury will chose the three best applicants who will then get the chance to record their scores with the Filmorchester Babelsberg in Berlin studios, amongst them Cineplus Berlin. The application deadline is 11 January 2005.

The Talent Press

In co-operation with FIPRESCI and the Goethe Institut eight young film critics will be invited to report on the Berlinale and on Campus 2005. Well-known critics such as Derek Malcolm, Peter Cowie and Meenakshi Shedde will be there to lend a helping hand. All articles will be published daily on and

Application deadline for the Berlinale Talent Campus is 1 November 2004 and 22 November 2004 for the individual sections of “Working Campus“. Once selected, talents are automatically entitled to enter for the Berlin Today Award in February 2005 (further details on the website

The Berlinale Talent Campus is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH, in co-operation with MEDIA Training, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Skillset, the UK Film Council and Volkswagen.

Thursday, 21 October 2004