Over 4,400 applicants for the 11th Berlinale Talent Campus
Thursday, November 22, 2012 2:29:34 PM (IST)
Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bollywood Trade Editorial
4,443 applications from 137 countries, including first-time applicants from French Guiana and Saint Lucia, were received for the 11th edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus under the motto ‘Some Like It Hot – Filmmakers as Entertainers’. 300 of these international filmmakers will be selected and invited to the Campus, held in Berlin at Hebbel am Ufer from February 9 to 14, 2013. In addition, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, selected Talent Campus filmmakers have the opportunity to present their ideas, screenplays, films and projects to find partners amongst the international public of festival visitors and industry representatives as part of a first-time Campus initiative in the Berlin House of Representatives.
Festival Director Dieter Kosslick: 'This new event in the House of Representatives is the result of the Berlinale Talent Campus sharpening its profile. Over the years, the Campus has established itself more and more strongly as a laboratory. Filmmakers from all over the world, those just starting out as well as those well on their career path, mutually support their further development through intensive exchange and mentoring. They encounter new ideas and impulses and find the right partners for their projects.'
30 international filmmakers from the Campus present their projects in the Berlin House of Representatives.
At the Berlin House of Representatives—home amongst other events to the Co-Production Market and located across the street from the Martin-Gropius Building where the European Film Market is held—30 selected Campus filmmakers have the unique opportunity to present their projects to the festival public. In addition to participants busy advancing their feature film projects in the Doc Station and Script Station (in cooperation with FFA, SOURCES 2 and ZDF/ARTE), for the first time Short Film Station participants can also present their projects during this new initiative. On February 13, after an intensive period of script doctoring and pitching training during the Campus, these filmmakers present their first or second feature films, or in the case of short films their ideas and screenplays, to a public of visitors, producers, financiers and distributors interested in finding international business contacts and new cooperations. The initiative ends with one-to-one sessions between Campus participants and industry representatives to build networks and go into more depth with potential project partners.
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)
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