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Berlinale Talents 2010 video recordings


Cinema Needs Talent - Looking for the Right People

14.02.2010 - Isabel Coixet, Stephen Daldry, Mike Medavoy, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

Developing an original idea into a finished film is a time-consuming and highly collective process. The key issue is putting together the core team, the right people who inspire, support, bring openness, ideas and suggestions to the table. These are …



Shooting Suspects: Trust and Risks in Documentary Films

14.02.2010 - Fredrik Gertten, Laura Poitras, Anat Zuria, moderated by Jörg Taszman

Unveiling unpleasant truths when shooting documentary films challenges filmmakers to balance between building strong trust with their protagonists and taking significant risks. What if the story told endangers protagonists and the film crew or enrage…



The Storytelling Trojka

14.02.2010 - Yann Dedet, Stephen Frears, Jasmila Zbanic

Where storytelling is concerned, the three different stages of the filmmaking process – the development of the script, shooting with actors and finally, the editing of the film – can crucially influence the narrative structure. But to what extent…



Cinema Unlimited: Intercontinental Connections

15.02.2010 - Madhusree Dutta, Rafi Pitts, Natalia Smirnoff, Jean-Marie Teno

Looking for the right people gets trickier when one isn’t on home ground. A range of international film professionals discuss and share their experiences on how they prefer to connect and collaborate in their region or abroad. They will talk about …



The Indie Filmmakers' Guide to Cross Media I - Extending the Story: An Introduction to Cross Media Storytelling

15.02.2010 - Alexandre Brachet, Martin Elricsson, Lance Weiler, moderated by Liz Rosenthal

For one hundred years of cinema, film stories have been restricted by running times, distribution formats and platforms. Technology is now impacting on the art and craft of storytelling. Now that audiences are engaging with media across multiple plat…



Pencils, Puppets and Pixels

15.02.2010 - Merlin Crossingham, Anita Killi, Mait Laas, moderated by Ben Gibson

The ability to show us practically anything, to delve into any world, to give voices to the voiceless, emotions to the emotionless, to go beyond the restrictions of live-action filmmaking – this is the world of animation filmmaking. A marvel of tra…



In the Limelight: Claire Denis

15.02.2010 - Claire Denis, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

In the films of Claire Denis one often feels that all is well even as worlds collide and collapse or, conversely, that a serious challenge underlies the seemingly calm moments. One of French cinema’s most distinctive and humanist storytellers, her …



Shorts Have More to Say

15.02.2010 - Paul Negoescu, Paul Wright, moderated by Maike Mia Höhne

Short films are big time. Massive changes in film technology and the internet have seen an explosion in short filmmaking and its creative possibilities. They constitute a form and are a medium in their own right. In fact, short films are increasingly…



Life Through a Lens

16.02.2010 - Christian Berger, moderated by Peter Cowie

Renowned director of photography Christian Berger, also director, producer and writer of numerous documentaries, TV films and features, has worked with leading directors such as Michael Haneke, Luc Bondy, Stephen Gaghan and Amos Gitai. Recipient of n…



The Indie Filmmakers' Guide To Cross Media II – Extending The Finance: How To Produce Cross-Media Projetcs

16.02.2010 - Ben Grass, Michel Reilhac, Lance Weiler, moderated by Liz Rosenthal

As storytelling extends beyond the big screen and the 90 minute feature, what is the potential of building new financing partnerships across media industries and extending the value of the stories and intellectual property that you create? As traditi…



Brussels in Berlin: How to Produce in Europe

16.02.2010 - Britta Knöller, Tomas Leyers, Soon-Mi Peten, David Thion, moderated by Catherine Buresi

The producer's task to bring together filmmakers with com---pel--ling stories and professionals who are able to shoot, (script) edit, post-produce and sell the film hasn't become easier with European co-production regulations. Increasingly, reality o…



In the Limelight: Yoji Yamada

17.02.2010 - Tsutomu Abe, Yoji Yamada, Ichirô Yamamoto, moderated by Masayo Kajimura

Yôji Yamada is one of Japan’s preeminent directors with a lengthy career of over 80 films starting in 1968 and including the critically acclaimed Downtown Heroes, The Twilight Samurai, and Kaabee – all of which competed for the Golden Bear in pr…



Shotgun Stories: African Cinema Attacks

17.02.2010 - Kunle Afolayan, Oliver Hermanus, Caroline Kamya, Tom Tykwer, moderated by Dorothee Wenner

There’s a whole new generation of African filmmakers ready to shoot films which might blow our minds away: as they don’t match the image of African cinema that we are used to. Many young directors choose urban Africa as a location to tell stories…



Fear Eats The Soul: The State of Film Criticism

17.02.2010 - Nick James, Stephanie Zacharek, moderated by Dana Linssen

A large number of film critics feel increasingly embattled in their efforts to write serious criticism because of commercial pressure from publishers, publicists and film distributors, all of whom seem to be interested in using critics as marketing a…



The Indie Filmmakers' Guide To Cross Media III – Extending The Audience: How To Distribute Across Multiple Platforms

17.02.2010 - Lizzie Gillett, Timo Vuorensola, moderated by Liz Rosenthal

As audiences discover and engage with films across a rapidly expanding array of platforms and devices, distribution strategies for independent film are evolving. Looking at a variety of distribution case studies, speakers will demonstrate a variety o…



Sublime Sounds, Haunting Scores

17.02.2010 - Alexandre Desplat, moderated by Peter Cowie

If you enquire after the rising stars in film composition on the Hollywood scene, you will inevitably encounter the name of Alexandre Desplat. With a well-grounded background in film composition, extensive experience and an evident personal style, th…



Happy Returns: The Future After the Campus

17.02.2010 - Jenna Bass, Rodrigo Diaz Diaz, Sebastian Pille, Rusudan Pirveli, David Sieveking, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

The motto of the eighth edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus, “Cinema Needs Talent: Looking for the Right People“, aptly defines the platform the Campus has managed to create since its inception. The Berlinale is not just home to leading filmma…



Eastern Promises: Emotional Conflicts in New Eastern European Cinema

18.02.2010 - Vladimir Perisic, Alexei Popogrebsky, Florin Serban, moderated by Nikolaj Nikitin

Young East European filmmakers are making films about young people in eastern Europe at vital junctures in their lives: being confronted with situations in which they have to take huge responsibility and make tough life and death decisions. On centre…