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Press Releases 2005

Berlinale Talent Campus

Jun 09, 2004:
Berlinale Talent Campus Press Release #1

Berlinale Talent Campus kicks off the international short film award "Fooball and Culture"

SHOOT GOALS! SHOOT MOVIES!

The ball is round – and the new international short film awards of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2005 on the subject of football will be all action: it is directed at all filmmakers world wide who want to combine their passion for making movies with that for football and the enjoyment of their country’s football culture. The competition is an official contribution to the arts and culture programme of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM.

The World Champions

The winners with the best entries on the subject of football will be invited not only to the Berlinale Talent Campus 2005, but can also join in the cultural programme of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM for one week. On top of that, the winning movies will be presented during the Berlin International Film Festival 2005, in the Goethe Institutes (German cultural institutes all over the world), the Fussball Globus, at events within the official arts and culture programme of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and in the programmes of the host cities.

Apply now!

In order for the round ball to hit the square screen: you can enrol for the football short film awards with the application form on the www.berlinale-talentcampus.de/football. Additionally a film has to be submitted to the Berlinale Talent Campus until 10 October 2004. All genres are eligible – documentaries, fiction, animation and also a mixture of the genres. The films should be between 30 seconds and five minutes long. Permitted formats are Mini-DV and DV-Cam. Applicants must have certified professional experience in the motion picture field, be it through film school or, for people without formal training, through involvement in several productions.

The Berlinale Talent Campus

The Berlinale Talent Campus is part of the Berlin International Film Festival and is intended as a tutorial platform and contact forum for young film professionals involved in film. Next year, 500 filmmakers from more than 80 countries will once more be given the chance to meet and exchange ideas with professional filmmakers and colleagues from all over the world. The Berlinale Talent Campus 2005 takes place in Berlin from 12 to 17 February 2005.

Arts and culture programme of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM

Besides the sporting events, arts and culture are an integral part of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. To this aim the German government has inaugurated an arts and culture programme with a total budget of 30 million Euros that is presented by the cultural foundation of the DFB (German Football Association). Multimedia artist André Heller will act as curator. As well as the major sporting event, the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM offers the unique possibility to present Germany to its guests in all its cultural diversity and also to get the people of the host country and the general public all over the world in the mood for the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM.

A project of the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin/Berlinale Talent Campus on behalf of the Nationale DFB Kulturstiftung WM 2006 gemeinnützige GmbH in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe Institute. The Berlinale Talent Campus is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH.

Wednesday, 9 June 2004