The 10th edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus received applications from 4382 up-and-coming filmmakers from 137 countries. On February 11, 2012, the doors of the Theater “Hebbel am Ufer” will open for 350 selected participants during the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. With the theme “Changing Perspectives”, the Talent Campus offers this new generation of filmmakers a prominent programme featuring many Berlinale guests and international experts. Producers and directors with completed screenplays are selected for the Talent Project Market and introduce their films to financiers and co-producers as part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The Campus will increasingly deal with expanding distribution and sales structures and look at new ways of attracting audiences. For the first time, young distributors could also apply for the Campus.
The internationally renowned Japanese musician, Oscar-winning composer and music producer Ryūichi Sakamoto will mentor the Score Competition, the Berlinale Talent Campus competition for composers and sound designers. The Score Competition offers three young composers and/or sound designers an opportunity to newly score a short film excerpt and record it with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. The scores premiere during the Talent Campus, with the best score selected by a jury. The winner receives a Dolby-sponsored trip to the most important sound studios in Los Angeles.
First-ever Talent Campus Tokyo during the TOKYO FILMeX film festival
The first-ever Talent Campus in Japan will take place from November 21 to 26, 2011, during the renowned film festival TOKYO FILMeX in Berlin’s sister city, Tokyo. The Talent Campus Tokyo is inviting 15 young directors and producers from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, The Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand for workshops, master classes and discussion events.
For more information about the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 and Talent Campus Tokyo, please visit www.berlinale-talentcampus.de