updated: April 10, 2013
The Berlinale Talent Campus #12 will take place from
February 08-13, 2014.
The Berlinale Talent Campus is a creative academy and networking platform for 300 up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world.
The Berlinale Talent Campus brings emerging talent 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 Berlinale Talent Campus lasts for six days and offers a huge variety of different programme elements for ACTORS • DIRECTORS • CINEMATOGRAPHERS • DISTRIBUTORS • EDITORS • FILM CRITICS • PRODUCERS • PRODUCTION DESIGNERS • SCREENWRITERS • SOUND DESIGNERS and COMPOSERS
Master classes, panel discussions and stars-in-the-limelight sessions addressing the burning, inspirational and vibrant issues in filmmaking today. Taking place in HAU 1, this format consists of large public events with topics that are of general relevance to all Talents. High-profile directors, producers, actors, editors, cinematographers, and production designers of international reputation share their experience in moderated lectures and panel discussions.
The experts offer insight into various working methods and provide a background that ranges from all aspects of film production to promotion. Many of these events will relate to current issues addressed in the cinema showcased at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Workshops, seminars and case studies enabling Talents to interact with world-class experts from all disciplines. Atelier sessions take place in HAU 2 and HAU 3 and offer the opportunity for a more intimate and interactive exchange of experiences between Talents and experts.
The sessions are focussed on specific fields of work, yet at the same time allow Talents from various disciplines to attend – thus enabling, for example, Talent directors to gain valuable information about the specifics of cinematography, acting techniques or production design, as well as giving Talent producers insight into the working process of a set designer or providing Talent actors with information on the newest ways of internet distribution for short films. This interdisciplinary and interactive set-up forms the backbone of the Atelier sessions. Basic and advanced courses are conducted by internationally renowned experts.
In addition to the events at the Theatre Hebbel am Ufer (HAU), the Berlinale Talent Campus offers ‘off-campus’ excursions to the Berlin-Brandenburg region on designated days during the Campus.
Talents are encouraged to sign up for these day-trips, which include: Costume House Theaterkunst, European Film Market, the Heinrich Hertz Institut, the Film and Television Academy (HFF) “Konrad Wolf” Sound Studio Department, and the Museum for Film and Television. more
Hands-on training programmes
Personal tutoring, coaching and training of participants from different fields of work is offered in various hands-on training programmes taking place alongside the Berlinale Talent Campus. These hands-on training programmes require an additional application; in certain cases, related to a project you’re currently working on. Those who make it will take part in an exceptionally valuable experience, in spite of having needed to spend some extra time on the application. The hands-on training programmes of the Campus include:
- the Talent Project Market for collaborating producers and directors
- the Doc Station for documentary filmmakers
- the Script Station for scriptwriters
- the Short Film Station for writers/directors
- the Sound Studio for sound designers and score composers
- the Campus Studio for directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors involved in post-production stage
- the Talent Actors Stage for actors
- the Talent Press for film critics
The Berlinale Talent Campus has, over the years, welcomed a diverse array of internationally acclaimed experts and film professionals willing to share their knowledge and give insight into their life and work. The Campus experts meet the Talents either through on-stage interviews and panel sessions, or by giving small-scale workshop sessions and by providing mentorship for the hands-on training programmes.
Former experts of the Berlinale Talent Campus include Sir Ken Adam, Harry Belafonte, Gael García Bernal, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Park Chan-wook, Isabel Coixet, Willem Dafoe, Julie Delpy, Claire Denis, Alexandre Desplat, Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Frears, Ted Hope, Dennis Hopper, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Holly Hunter, Gaston Kaboré, Janusz Kamiński, Victor Kossakovsky, Ed Lachman, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Shah Rukh Khan, Andie MacDowell, Brillante Mendoza, Walter Murch, Michael Nyman, José Padilha, Raoul Peck, Charlotte Rampling, Keanu Reeves, Carlos Reygadas, Isabella Rossellini, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Walter Salles, Gustavo Santaolalla, Volker Schlöndorff, Paul Schrader, Ridley Scott, Ulrich Seidl, Abderrahmane Sissako, Tilda Swinton, István Szabó, Christine Vachon, Paul Verhoeven, Andrzej Wajda, Wim Wenders, Jasmila Žbanić, Jia Zhang-ke and many more
The names and biographies of the experts who have visited former editions of the Berlinale Talent Campus can be found in our Campus on demand section.
Experience selected Berlinale Talent Campus events (transcripts and videos of previous Campus events) in the Campus on demand section.
The roots of the Berlinale Talent Campus are firmly planted in Berlin, but, since 2003, new shoots of the Campus initiative have been sprouting up internationally. These Campus International editions have the familiar structure and purpose of their German counterpart; all the while retaining a regional perspective and finding support as well as the necessary amenities in a locally based international film festival. After Talent Campus programmes in Kiev (Ukraine), Cape Town (South Africa) and Delhi (India), the Berlinale Talent Campus is currently collaborating with five international Talent Campus programmes in Buenos Aires, Durban, Guadalajara, Sarajevo and Tokyo.