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Press Releases 2012

Berlinale Talent Campus

Jan 18, 2012:
Expanding support: Robert Bosch Stiftung new main partner of the Berlinale Talent Campus #10. FOCUS FORWARD prominently joins the Campus with new documentary initiative

Binoche, Ceylan, Sophie Fiennes, Hope, Kaboré, Kossakovsky, Lachman, MacDowell, Powell, Schlöndorff, Vachon, and Yan Geling as well as Berlin Today Award jury 2012 confirmed for anniversary edition

The Robert Bosch Stiftung, fostering cultural exchange between young artists for decades already, has become main partner of the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 together with the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The Robert Bosch Stiftung’s partnership increases and consolidates their involvement in the Campus and in the future the Stiftung will further develop the Co-Production Prize in Berlin and internationally. „This partnership is an important step to connect the aims of both our organisations to support the international collaboration of young filmmakers more intensively,” says Festival director Dieter Kosslick.

FOCUS FORWARD prominently joins the Campus with new documentary initiative
FOCUS FORWARD, the new Cinelan documentary initiative from New York, supports the tenth anniversary of the Campus. Under the motto “Short Films, Big Ideas”, top notch documentary filmmakers Phil Cox, Fredrik Gertten and Jessica Yu will join Cinelan’s Karol Martesko-Fenster for a panel session at the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 to discuss the new short film initiative and encourage emerging filmmakers to submit new short film proposals to be produced by fall of 2012. Additionally, meetings with talented filmmakers will take place and FOCUS FORWARD will host the Closing Party of this year’s Campus.

High-profile experts confirm for anniversary edition
Acclaimed actress Juliette Binoche will join renowned Burkina Faso filmmaker Gaston Kaboré and German Oscar-winning director Volker Schlöndorff for the Campus Opening session "Changing Perspectives". Victor Kossakovsky and Sophie Fiennes will elaborate on the skills of documentary filmmaking in the panel session "The Other Side of Reality", which will focus on the filmmaker’s ability to shape cinematic moments out of daily life situations. Turkish multiple award-winning filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia), American cinematographer Ed Lachman (Mildred Pierce, I’m Not There), Chinese novelist and screenwriter Yan Geling (The Flowers of War), three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Sandy Powell (Hugo), acclaimed American actress Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral), as well as top indie producers Christine Vachon and Ted Hope join for discussions with the finest 350 up-and-coming filmmakers from around 90 countries selected for this year’s Berlinale Talent Campus.

Berlin Today Award jury 2012, the Campus short film competition
Directors Guy Maddin (Keyhole) and Jasmila Žbanić (Grbavica) and cinematographer Judith Kaufmann (When We Leave, Four Minutes) form the jury of the Berlin Today Award 2012 “Every Step You Take”, the Campus short film competition. The five nominated short films have been made with support by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and will celebrate their world premiere during the Opening Ceremony of the Berlinale Talent Campus at February 11, 2012. The award ceremony will take place one day later, during the “Dine&Shine Talent Rendezvous” at February 12, 2012.

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Press Office
January 18, 2012

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, and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

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