Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2009

Berlinale Talent Campus

Jan 20, 2009:
Berlinale Talent Campus to open with a panel featuring Sir David Hare, Daniela Thomas and Anne Carey. Max Richter to mentor the Volkswagen Score Competition.

Campus Studio: a new hands-on training programme in post-production and editing

"Suddenly, It All Happened – Turning Points In Scriptwriting" is the name of the opening panel to this year's Berlinale Talent Campus. The panel will examine the art of screenwriting and the significance of turning points in cinematic storytelling. Podium guests will include: English playwright and director Sir David Hare, who received the Golden Bear at the 1985 Berlinale for his film Wetherby, and who also wrote the screenplays for Stephen Daldry's films The Hours and The Reader; American independent producer Anne Carey (Thumbsucker, The Savages); and Brazilian director and screenwriter Daniela Thomas, who has worked on several award-winning films with Walter Salles (Linha de Passe, O Primeiro Dia, Foreign Land).

Max Richter to mentor the Volkswagen Score Competition

This year will mark the sixth round of the Volkswagen Score Competition, an initiative of the Berlinale Talent Campus and Volkswagen that has successfully promoted young film music composers since the Campus began. The competition asks young composers and sound designers to create a new soundtrack for two pre-selected film excerpts. In February, three composers, selected by a jury, will have the unique opportunity to record their arrangements with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, followed by a mixing session at the Film & Television Academy (HFF) "Konrad Wolf". This year's mentor is composer Max Richter, born in Germany but currently living in Great Britain, who won the European Film Prize in 2008 for the congenial film music he composed for the award-winning film Waltz with Bashir. The world premiere of the three Campus Talents' new compositions will take place on Thursday, February 12, the final day of the Berlinale Talent Campus. An award ceremony will take place in the evening during the "Closing Ceremony" in HAU1.

Campus Studio: new hands-on programme in the field of post-production and editing

The newly-developed Campus Studio, which consists of a Post-Production Studio and an Editing Studio, will complement the already established Campus hands-on programmes. The Post-Production Studio will introduce Talents to the newest technology available for ingest and transfer, grading, editing and mastering digital video. Two renowned specialists in digital post-production, Claudia Meglin and Mark Read (responsible with others for the visual effects in Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, amongst others) will be available to offer advice. Young directors may apply to the Editing Studio with the rough cut of a short film. They will be aided by outstanding editors like Job ter Burg (Black Book) and Susan Korda (Trembling before G-d, Teddy Award 2001) in finding the optimal dramatic cut for their films. The Campus Studio will take place in cooperation with FilmLight, Barco, BandPro, Pictorion das werk and Avid Technology.

Press Office

January 20, 2009

The Berlinale Talent Campus is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a decision of the German Bundestag, in co-operation with MEDIA - Training programme of the European Union, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Skillset and UK Film Council as well as Volkswagen.