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Berlinale Talents

Hurt Feelings: Writing Emotions For the Screen

with Aida Begic, Denis Côté

How do filmmakers conceive and write the emotive scenes in their film without dialogue? How can one successfully plan and choreograph tone and feeling in a script? Denis Côté, who won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlinale last year for his film Vic And Flo Saw A Bear, and Aida Begić who won awards in Cannes and Sarajevo for Children of Sarajevo, will share their experiences writing scripts and creating scenes that engage our emotions and reveal important character traits by subtly showing instead of explicitly telling. In cooperation with Berlinale Forum.