Talent Campus: meet the fresh faces of the film industry!

1) I tried to express honestly why I love cinematography and how it’s tied into my life, and I think my passion came across. The film I entered reflects the stage I’m at right now and shows my enjoyment of playing and searching. I also hope it hints at what I strive for in my future work, which is a powerful atmosphere and a more visceral approach to visual storytelling. (Anda Puscas, 24, Romania, cinematographer)

2) This was the second time I’d applied. Over the last year I have completed two short films and have been focusing a lot more on developing my own company. From this background I think that the Berlinale Talent Campus encourages young filmmakers to work autonomously while realizing independent projects. (Dora Nedeczky, 28, Hungary, producer)

3) I find international platforms very important for my professional development. As a visual storyteller, I am interested in opening new ways for dramaturgy. In 2011 I studied for half a year at HFF Potsdam, Babelsberg. This was a very defining experience. I learned a lot. It opened up new horizons for me. Ever since, I’ve liked Berlin very much: the city and the people I met there and at the university. The fact that I can spend time at the Berlinale Talent Campus is a fantastic opportunity for me to come back, even if for a short time to this totally awesome city. (Yvonne Kerékgyártó, 23, Hungary, director)

4) I applied for the Talent Campus to find a producer for my future project and also because I’m interested in making new connections, finding out about new visions and getting some inspiration. In my own medium there are no opportunities as there is no film industry developed, but on the other hand there are so many stories that are worth being told. (Otilia Babara, 28, Moldova, director)

5) This year I have been chosen for the Talent Project Market with a strong script and a very talented debut director. We are looking forward to meet a lot of interested people and to find the right ones to work with on our film. Putting together the whole periphery of a project with co-producers, commissioning editors, world sales and distributors is a delicate thing as all of us have to believe in the same vision. (Jonas Maydemann, 27, Germany, producer)

6) I am shooting my second short film in April 2013, a short war drama set in Kosovo. My next short film after that will be a comedy about a german tourist in Sarajevo. Hopefully, I will also start the pre-production for my first feature film this year. (Ariel Shaban, 31, Kosovo, director)

7) Making films is networking in itself. My main interest is always to get to know interesting people, to find allies and to get inspired by new thinking. The Talent Campus is an intense week of meeting young filmmakers from all over the world. (Jonas)

8 ) I believe great things can happen when you gather young and passionate filmmakers in the same place and I’m sure it’s gonna be a breath of fresh air. I see the Talent Campus community as an intense, professional and unique way of learning and networking. Having almost no experience in the industry can sometimes make you lose sight of the bigger picture, so I’m really looking forward to a change of perspective. (Anda)

9) For Berlin, I updated my website, printed extra business cards and sales leaflets and put together numerous screeners from my latest works. My primary targets are festival programmers, and sales representatives as I’m currently looking for the perfect festival premier and broadcasting partners for my completed projects. So, fingers crossed! (Dora)

10) For Berlin, I upadets my website, printes extra business cards and sales leaflets and put together numerous screeners from my latest works. My primary targets are festival programmers, and sales representatives as I’m currently looking for the perfect festival premiere and broadcasting partners for my completed projects. So, fingers crossed! (Dora)