Opportunities from The Berlinale Talent Campus

The latest newsletter from the Berlinale Talent Campus has some exciting opportunities for emerging filmmakers. Key information below, and for more go to: www.berlinale-talentcampus.de

1. Call for entries Berlinale Talent Campus #11: "Some Like It Hot"

The eleventh Berlinale Talent Campus will invite 300 emerging filmmakers from all over the world (directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers/score composers, and film critics) during the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The Campus will take place at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre (HAU 1-3) in Berlin-Kreuzberg from February 9-14, 2013 with the title "Some Like It Hot".

Good films should keep people glued to the screen. But what makes a film great entertainment? The diversity of genres and formats, and the capacity to successfully switch between them has always been a challenge, especially for filmmakers who have recently entered the film industry. “Getting to know the rules of the game is one thing, daring to break these rules and create a space to be playful and unconventional is pivotal. Emerging filmmakers will exchange thoughts with established industry experts on the intricacies of entertainment, how to push storytelling to unexpected levels and how to reach the heart of the audience,” says Campus programme manager Matthijs Wouter Knol.

The Berlinale Talent Campus brings emerging filmmakers and seasoned film professionals together and offers them a platform to refresh their views, discover new horizons, find fellow filmmaking collaborators and discuss new trends and developments in contemporary cinema and media. The application can be found online at www.berlinale-talentcampus.de, deadline is September 20, 2012.

The key visual of the upcoming Campus is an image made by Dutch photographer Scarlett Hooft Graafland in the Altiplano salar desert in Bolivia. Scarlett Hooft Graafland showed her work in the past decade at several international group and solo exhibitions and has recently published her work in the book Soft Horizons (2011). www.scarletthooftgraafland.nl

2. Campus looking for short film projects, emerging distributors and talented sound designers

The Campus will continue to select a group of emerging distributors from all over the world, to connect filmmakers at an early stage with professionals who can help them to define and reach their audiences.

Furthermore, filmmakers can apply for one of the diverse hands-on training programmes during the Campus and get intensive mentoring by experts. In 2013, these programmes range from Doc and Script Station (20 projects), Talent Project Market (10 projects), Talent Actors Stage to Campus Studio (for Editing and Post-Production) and will include the new Short Film Station and Sound Studio.

At the Short Film Station, 10 filmmakers with short film projects will work with script editors and be connected to emerging producers and the international short film industry. The Short Film Station is organised in collaboration with Berlinale Shorts, AG Kurzfilm (German Short Film Association), KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg and supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

At the Sound Studio, sound designers and score composers will be supported to improve their work and encouraged to work closely together with screenwriters and directors at an early stage of the film project.