Berlinale 2009

26th September 2008

The deadline for applications for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2009 (7-12 February) is the 8th October, 2008.

Since 2003, the Berlin International Film Festival has encouraged young filmmakers from all over the world and all professional fields to apply to the Berlinale Talent Campus. Over 350 of them are invited to Berlin each year to reflect on their ideas about film in lectures, ateliers and panel discussions, and to work on their projects in specialized hands-on workshops.

Tapping into the unique atmosphere of a great film festival, the Campus takes place simultaneously with the Berlinale. It brings together aspiring talents and experienced film professionals for a six-day program that touches on essential issues of filmmaking such as story development, cinematographic styles, production models and new markets.

To qualify you must be able to answer yes to the following questions:

  • Have you worked on a short film that was awarded a prize?
  • Has your work screened at an international film festival?
  • Have you worked on a film of at least 60 minutes in length?
  • Are you a film student in your final year or in a post-graduate programme?

Applicants can also opt to apply for intensive training during the Berlinale, such as the Script Station.

This is a hands-on training programme for screenwriters participating in the Berlinale Talent Campus To be considered for this project, complete the online application to the Berlinale Talent Campus here. The application deadline is October 8, 2008.

For the Script Station, 10-12 feature film projects are selected. The screenwriters participate in one-on-one feedback sessions with internationally renowned script consultants. During the Berlinale Talent Campus, personal sessions with these experts are arranged to provide you with concrete feedback and guidance and help you to further develop your script and its presentation.

The application process is entirely online, and further information is available on the Berlinale web site.

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