|DEAR FRIENDS OF FILM,
We would like to invite you and/or your colleagues to apply for the BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS #2. Emerging filmmakers from all over the globe will again be given the chance of a lifetime at the BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS 2004 from February 7-12. The crème de la crème of the international film industry will be on hand to share their knowledge, experience and provide advice on getting geared for success according to our motto "Let's get passionate about film!"
The BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS builds on the success of the inaugural year in 2003. Tutors in 2003 included Ken Adam, Stephen Frears, Dennis Hopper, Spike Lee, Lia van Leer, Anthony Minghella, Tom Tykwer and Wim Wenders.
THE APPLICATION PHASE FOR THE CAMPUS 2004 HAS STARTED NOW.
The Campus application can be found online only at http://www.berlinale-talentcampus.de. Eligible are: young screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, directors, actors and, for the first time, film music composers, sound designers and film editors. A key part of the application is the submission of a one minute film. Film music composers and sound designers may submit a sound sample and screenwriters may submit a writing sample in place of the film.
The application deadline is October 10th, 2003.
Selected talents will be notified no later than December 27th, 2003. Successful applicants who are not German citizens and who do not live in Germany will receive free accommodation and a contribution towards their travel expenses.
Talents who took part in the Talent Campus 2003 are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to talents applying for the first time. If selected to participate for a second time in 2004, no travel expenses and accomodation costs will be reimbursed.
WHAT'S THE PROGRAMME IN 2004?
The six day programme will again explore the five stages of creating film: Philosophy, Preproduction, Production, Postproduction and Promotion. Such elements as "Sounds", "Visions", "Action", "Turning Points" and the "Climax" will be considered throughout the lectures, case studies and workshops. The programme will concentrate on the practical aspects of filmmaking and international prospects. The new theme "The Sound and Music" will enrich the spectrum of talent to include sound designers, composers and film editors. Another new Campus focus is the "Working Campus", which will give talents the chance to gain practical experience in small work groups. These talents will work together throughout the whole week and present the results of their cooperation, such as a short film.
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS KEEP THE CAMPUS INDEPENDENT
Festival director Dieter Kosslick said the BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS "is an extremely important building block as far as the future of the Berlin International Film Festival is concerned. I am delighted that our partners share our vision for Campus. Their core funding enables the Campus to remain financially independent of the Berlin International Film Festival." That means the Campus will once again be run in collaboration with the Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the UK Film Council, and the House of World Cultures. Volkswagen has also joined the partner team and supports the film music and sound design focus of this year's programme.
The Campus team is 'getting passionate' about international film talent meeting in Berlin from February 7-12, 2004. Help us spread the word! Please forward this newsletter to all potential talents. For more information, visit our website at www.berlinale-talentcampus.de
Keep in touch!
Your BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS Team
An initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH, in co-operation with Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, UK Film Council, House of World Cultures and Volkswagen.
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