BERLIN — The Berlinale Talent Campus, an educational platform that runs during the Berlin Film Festival, announced on Wednesday it is now accepting applicants for the 350 slots available for its ninth edition, which runs from Feb. 12 to 17.
At next year’s Talent Campus, which will take place in Hebbel am Ufer Theater in the trendy Kreuzberg district of Berlin, is entitled “Framespotting – Filmmakers Positioning Themselves.”
“Today’s demanding world asks for outspoken filmmakers who don’t just follow the rules,” said program manager Matthijs Wouter Knol. “It needs a generation of filmmakers who are ready to assume responsibility, take risks and find new approaches.”
The deadline for applications is Oct. 6 and the 350 winners will be announced in January 2011.
The Campus, which was launched in 2003, has evolved into an integral part of the Berlinale. It gathers 350 young filmmakers from around the world for a week of learning, sharing and hands-on experience, and the event has led to the formation of tight networks.
A record 4,773 people from 145 countries sought places for the 2010 campus.