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Berlinale Talent Campus: Spotlight on Young Professionals

“The Talent Campus provides an inspiring opportunity for filmmakers to come together and gives us all the chance to listen to and learn from each other“, summarizes film music composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love) his experience at the Berlinale Talent Campus. The concluding event of the Campus yesterday was the presentation of the awards: the winner of the Volkswagen Score Competition is Alasdair Reid from Great Britain. In a vote, the 520 talents from 101 countries named High Main...

Kosslick opens the Berlinale Talent Campus

56th Berlin International Film Festival • February 09 – 19 2006Foreign Secretary Steinmeier to open CampusForeign secretary Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Berlinale Talent Campus on Saturday 11 February at 5pm. First of all the 520 Campus participants from 101 countries, together with numerous guests from the international film business, will be welcomed. After this the Berlin Today Award will be presented and the three short films nominated ...

Berlinale Talent Campus guest lectures programme

Guest lectures by international stars - now open to the publicBerlinale Talent Campus enters its exciting 4th roundCharlotte Rampling, Wim Wenders, Park Chan-wook, Christopher Doyle, Anthony Dod Mantle, Stephen Warbeck and well-known editors like Jim Clark and Angie Lam are amongst the renowned guest speakers at this year's Berlinale Talent Campus. For the first time the majority of Berlinale Talent Campus events in the House of World Cultures will be open to the general public. Together with ab...

Sundance galas will be designed by Todd Oldham

The award-winning designer Todd Oldham will lend his experience and creativity to the 2006 Sundance Film Festival as designer of the Opening Night, Music on Main, and Awards Night parties. Applying his experience as a graphic designer, photographer, and filmmaker, Oldham plans to create an environment that personifies the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, while simultaneously bringing to life the Festival’s history. The Sundance Film Festival takes place in and around Park City, Utah from January...

53 rd San Sebastian opened with several bangs

The Donostia-San Sebastian film festival on the incredibly picturesque North Spanish coast, ("NAZIOARTEKO ZINEMALDIA" in the exotic Basque language of the region), has opened heavily "front loaded" as the saying goes these days, which means that many of the big guns, films with high prize potential, have already been fired off in the first few days. The festival opener was, appropriately, "Obaba", one of the most eagerly awaited Spanish films of the year based on a Basque language best seller b...

Prizes & Party for young film professionals at Talent Campus

Berlinale Talent Campus Prizes & Party for young film professionals"Cinema is opening the door to the world, cinema is thinking collectively. The Berlinale Talent Campus is a collective endeavour and I am proud to be part of it" said Walter Salles about his involvement as host in the Berlinale Talent Campus which, with more than 60 events, took place at the Berlin House of World Cultures from 12th to 17th February. The third Talent Campus concluded yesterday with a festive awards ceremony and a ...

Sarajevo International Film Festival Chief interview

The origins of the Sarajevo International Film Festival are now nearly almost legendary. In October 1993, with Serbs shelling the city, the festival, then directed by Haris Pasovic, screened some 170 films on VHS at locations around the war-torn city, with Sarajevans literally risking life and limb as they dodged sniper bullets and mortars to get to the showings. The festival was started up again in 1995, this time under the stewardship of Mirsad Purivatra, director of the Obala Art Centre. It...

Berlinale Talent Campus 2005 expanded

Considered to be one of the most important innovations of the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival, under Dieter Kosslick’s reign, the Talent Campus is expanding again. Organized for young film makers with a demonstrated track record of awards and nominations, the Talent Campus is now adding to the “Working Campus” sessions the ‘Documentary Clinic” where selected film makers can develop their ideas with experienced documentary experts. Other sections of the Working Campus ...

Talent Campus prizes Year 2

The second time was twice as nice - it's raining prizes at the conclusion of the Berlinale Talent Campus"This is one of the most important initiatives for the future of the Berlinale" - commented Director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain) about the second Berlinale Talent Campus. Yesterday the Campus concluded with a large Farewell Party at which two prizes were awarded: The Argentinian Martin Romanella won the Talent Movie of the Week with his film Funeral Etiquette. The w...

All the awards and prizes in Berlin

The short film awards from the Competition and Panorama sections:INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMThe International Short Film Jury awards prizes for short films screened in the Competition and Panorama sections.The members of the jury Christine Dollhofer (Austria), Sophie Maintigneux (France) and Vinca Wiedemann (Danmark)award the following prizes: Golden Bear for Best Short Film toUN CARTUS DE KENT SI UN PACHET DE CAFEA Cigarettes and Coffeeby Cristi Puiu Jury Prize, Silver Bear, to the short film...

Selling Democracy - Welcome Mr. Marshall

The programme series Selling Democracy - Welcome Mr. Marshall will be opened on Sunday, 8 February at 10:30 am by the curators Sandra Schulberg and Dr. Rainer Rother in CinemaxX 6. There will be a Q&A session about the series following the opening speeches.The following short films will be screened:Ich und Mr. Marshall, 13 min.The Shoemaker and the Hatter, John Halas, 16 min. The Story of Koula, 21 min.Nicht stören - Funktionärsversammlung, Hans Herbst, 16 min.Village without Waters, David Kur...

Shooting Stars in Berlin

EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION PRESENTS TOMORROW’S STARS TODAYFEBRUARY 6– 8 AT THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALPrepare to be dazzled – the next generation of European movie stars are stepping into the spotlight…Shooting Stars – the initiative run by the European Film Promotion, which is mainly financed by the MEDIA programme of the EU – will spotlight the hottest new acting talent in Europe at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival.A series of special events will take place at th...


The programme of the 27th Kinderfilmfest is now complete, more than two weeks before the festival begins. This year’s Kinderfilmfest competition and the new 14plus competition will include a total of 20 feature films and 19 short film productions from 24 countries. On February 6, 2004 the 27th Kinderfilmfest will be opened by the actor and singer Dominique Horwitz. It will start off with the British film Wondrous Oblivion, whose screening will be attended by its director, Paul Morrison, and it...