Application for Berlinale Talent Campus #12
updated: April 10, 2013
The application for the Berlinale Talent Campus #12 will open mid July 2013!
ELIGIBILITY and QUALIFICATION
We are looking for the most talented and ambitious up-and-coming filmmakers, distributors and film critics, who are (disregarding their age) in the first years of their professional career. Film students who are about to graduate or taking part in post-graduate programmes can apply, but should have realised outstanding achievements already. All master classes, panel discussions, workshops and hands-on programmes are in English. Therefore an advanced knowledge of the English language is a basic condition for participation. Furthermore, applicants have to fulfil the following criteria:
- You are working in one of these areas: screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, acting, editing, sound design, film score composing, animation, art direction, production design.
- You have worked with a credit in one of the afore-mentioned disciplines on at least one short film that was awarded a prize, OR you worked as such on a film that screened at an international film festival, OR you have worked on a film of at least 60 minutes in length.
- preview to the application questions for filmmakers
- You have distributed at least two films.
- preview to application questions for distributors
For film critics:
- You have published at least three articles as a film critic in the last 2 years..
In general, the Berlinale Talent Campus is not intended for attendees to participate more than once; however there’s a few exceptions to the rule as of 2013: Berlinale Talent Campus alumni may apply for the Talent Project Market, Doc Station, Script Station or Short Film Station hands-on training programmes as long as they have not participated in these in Berlin before.
1) General application - obligatory for all applicants of the Berlinale Talent Campus #11 - download preview to the application questions
2) Hands-on training programmes application - applicants have the opportunity to fill in an additional application for one of the hands-on training programmes related to their field of work. The hands-on training programmes application is an additional application. The general application has to be completed and submitted first before applying for one of the hands-on programmes. Applicants can only apply for one of the hands-on training programmes. Berlinale Talent Campus alumni can apply to join the Campus again if they want to take part in either Talent Project Market, Doc Station, Script Station or Short Film Station — but only if they have not participated already in previous years in the same hands-on training programme they now wish to apply for.
The hands-on training programmes of the Berlinale Talent 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
FOR CAMPUS ALUMNI
Alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus are invited to apply for the Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station as well as for the Talent Project Market and Talent Press. All other hands-on training programmes are for participants applying for the first time only:
- Talent Project Market (information)
- Doc Station (information)
- Script Station (information)
- Short Film Station (information)
APPLICATION GUIDELINES AND PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS
Application guidelines and participation conditions of Berlinale Talent Campus #11
Frequently asked questions
- Who is eligible?
- Is there an age limit?
- Can I attend the Campus a second time?
- Do I have to be at or have attended a film school?
- Can we apply as a team?
- How can I apply for the Berlinale Talent Campus?
- What should I include in my submission along with my sample of work?
- What is a sample of work? Is there any other option other than film to submit as my sample of work?
- What should my sample of work be about?
- Can I get my sample of work back?
- Do you accept DVD submissions?
- Is there any alternative way to apply other than the online application?
- How will I be notified about the selection for the Talent Campus?
- Can I change files that have already been uploaded?
- In which format can I send my sample of work?
- Do the end credits count to the total duration of the sample of work?
- I have not received an automated confirmation e-mail after I registered. What should I do?
- Should I also apply for a normal accreditation to the Berlinale?
- Will guests have access to the Talent Campus?
- Can you specify what "a portion of travel costs" will amount to?
- Will my film or sample of work be published on this website?
- Will my film be screened at the Berlinale?
- You have never attended a previous edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus. If you have, you can apply for one of the hands-on training programmes Talent Project Market, Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station if you haven’t participated already in the hands-on programme of your choice.
- You are fluent in English.
- You fill in the application form correctly and fully in English. In case you are selected as participant, please be aware that your data will be published on our website as provided by you.
- • You work at least in one of these fields of work: screenwriting, production, direction, cinematography, acting, editing, sound design, composing, production design, art direction, distribution, film criticism.
- You have worked on at least one short film that has received a prize and/or has been selected for an international film festival, OR you have worked on a film of at least 60 minutes in length, OR you are a student in your final year at a film school. OR you are a student of film at a post-graduate level
Our application lists the detailed terms and conditions to qualify for the Berlinale Talent Campus. Please take time to read it carefully.
Can I attend the Campus a second time?
That depends. Generally, you may only participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus a single time. However, as of the upcoming edition of the Campus, alumni (former participants) of the Berlinale Talent Campus are invited to submit a project they are currently working on to the Talent Project Market, Doc Station, Script Station or Short Film Station. If you attended a previous edition of the Campus and you wish to submit a project for the Talent Project Market, Doc Station, Script Station or Short Film Station, simply log in to your online profile using your log in details. You will be guided to an application for Campus alumni.
Also alumni of one the international Campus programmes in Buenos Aires, Durban, Guadalajara, Sarajevo or Tokyo are welcome to apply for the Berlinale Talent Campus.
If you don’t want to apply as an alumnus but you want to attend sessions at the upcoming Campus, please note alumni can receive a reduced rate for Campus events open to the public. If you have a Berlinale accreditation you can attend Campus events open to the public if seats are still available.
Do I have to be at or have attended a film school?
No academic education or degree is necessary to be selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. Filmmakers with different professional backgrounds are welcome, as long as they have started and are committed to pursuing a career in film. If you are currently in film school, please only apply if you are in your GRADUATION YEAR, or if you are taking part in a post-graduate programme.
Can we apply as a team?
We do NOT accept team applications. Each applicant should register individually and with a separate (and different) sample of work. In case you have been working on the same production as another applicant and wish to submit a sample from the same film, you must apply as an individual according to your field of work and with a different excerpt from this film. For the Campus, it is the individual who is selected, and not the film.
How can I apply for the Berlinale Talent Campus?
The application must be done online. Simply read the information on our website, then register. After registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Type your e-mail and password into the “log-in” field on our home page (www.berlinale-talentcampus.de) and follow each step of the application procedure. You will be asked to provide contact data and some personal information as well as upload or send a sample of recent work. To complete your application, you must fill out the online form and submit your sample before the deadline mentioned in the participation conditions.
What should I include in my submission along with my sample of work?
If you do not upload your sample of work, you must send your sample per regular mail. What you must send, depends on the field of work you choose. In most cases, you should only send your sample of work on miniDV or DVCAM, clearly marked with your name. Unless instructed to do so (i.e. in the case of an application for Talent Press) please do NOT send any additional documentation, curriculum vitae, press or promotional material, photographs, etc. All the information we need MUST be filled out by yourself in the online application form.
What is a sample of work? Is there any other option than a film to submit as my sample of work?
A sample of work demonstrates your skills in the field of work you’ve indicated. For most applicants, it will be a short film or a film excerpt of max. 3 minutes long. It can be a full story or an excerpt of an existing film. Please note you cannot include more than 3 different scenes in your film clip. We do not accept showreels or trailers! Your film may be on any topic you wish, however we ask that you strictly stay within the time limit. For certain fields of work, we have provided other submission guidelines in the application directly. For instance, when you are a screenwriter (and not a writer/director) you will be asked to submit an excerpt from a script. Production designers and art directors may send a PDF portfolio of their work, in addition to their film sample. Please read through the application carefully and never hesitate to contact us should you have doubts or questions.
Only ONE sample of work for the general application will be considered per applicant.
What should my sample of work be about?
The selection committee will base much of their decision on how you represent yourself in your sample of work. There is no specific theme or required subject, please feel free to submit a sample that represents your creativity. Please note that we can consider only ONE SAMPLE of your work. If you send in several samples, you will NOT be considered by the selection committee. There is an exception: when you also apply for a hands-on programme, in some cases you will be asked to submit a different sample of work directly related to the project you are submitting to the hands-on training programme of your choice.
Can I get my sample of work back?
We will not return your sample of work. However, if you are not selected, you can pick up your sample of work in person by e-mailing us beforehand. Any material not picked up by February 28, 2013 will be destroyed/deleted by the Berlinale Talent Campus.
How will I be notified about the selection for the Berlinale Talent Campus?
To find out about your current selection status, you should log in to your online application. We will also notify you per e-mail. The selected participants' names will be published on our website after the final selection, which will be made by mid January 2013.
Can I change files that have already been uploaded?
Yes, your new upload will replace the old one. You cannot upload or change files after submiting your application or after the deadline mentioned in the participation conditions. If you are uploading a PDF portfolio or document, please make sure ALL pages are in ONE file. It is not possible to upload each page individually.
In which format can I send my film as a sample of work?
We recommend that you upload your film. The technical specifications of your film upload are listed in the application. Your film should be encoded in MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI or QuickTime with audio and video in one file.
If you wish not to upload, you may send your sample of work per regular mail. It should be on mini DV or DV Cam format. It can be PAL or NTSC. Please note the sample of work should have arrived on the date of the deadline at our offices in Berlin. We do NOT accept DVD, video CD, Betacam or any other format.
I have not received an automatic confirmation e-mail after I registered. What should I do?
If you do not receive an automatic confirmation e-mail within 24 hours after filling out the registration form, please notify us by writing to email@example.com. This will enable us to manually check our database to see whether your online entry has been processed or not. To avoid any double entries and miscommunication, please do NOT fill in a second application.
Should I also apply for a normal accreditation to the Berlinale?
If you want an absolute guarantee that you can attend the Berlinale, you should apply for a festival accreditation. If afterwards you are selected for the Campus, you will not have to pay for this accreditation or get your payment reimbursed. General information about the Berlinale accreditation can be found on www.berlinale.de. Please make sure to apply for the Berlinale accreditation before the accreditation deadline announced on the festival website.
Will guests have access to the Berlinale Talent Campus?
Guests are very welcome, but must pay their own accommodation and travel. The Campus lobby is open all day and is free of charge. Tickets for public Campus events are available for purchase. If you have a Berlinale accreditation you can attend Campus events open to the public if seats are still available. We will not be able to provide visa letters or any other official documents for guests travelling with you.
Can you specify what "a portion of travel costs" will amount to?
The amount a participant will receive will be determined after the selection process is completed. The amount varies from person to person and is determined at the discretion of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Accommodation will be provided in youth hostels free of charge to participants who do not reside in Germany. Further information will be communicated on a case-by-case basis.
Will my sample of work be published on this website?
Only participants who attend the Berlinale Talent Campus will have their work published on our website. If you attend the Campus and do not wish to have your submission published, you may change the data published at any time by logging into the "presentation" section of your online profile.
Will my sample of work be screened at the Berlinale?
No. All the selected samples of work will be accessible in the online community of the Berlinale Talent Campus during and after the event. They will also be shown on small screens in the venues of the Campus. The samples will not be officially screened at the Berlinale.