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Berlinale Talents 2013




The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows

10.02.2013 - Dirk Meier

Birgit Gudjonsdottir (Our Grand Despair), Icelandic / Austrian director of photography, and reputed Dirk Meier (Antichrist, Dredd), digital imaging supervisor, present the intricacies of digital workflows. Topics include the challenges that arise whe…



Follow Your Instincts: Filmmaking According to Paul Verhoeven

10.02.2013 - Paul Verhoeven, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

Paul Verhoeven knows that entertainment value is nothing to be scoffed at, having pushed boundaries in the 80s and 90s with films like Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct and Starship Troopers. Talking about his work and the importance of humour, s…



How to Glue People to the Screen

10.02.2013 - Fredrik Bond, Yasemin Samdereli, moderated by Ben Gibson

Focusing on romantic comedies, comedies or action-driven films, this panel will focus on filmmakers that have found commercial success or acclaim with audiences. What are the secrets of making successful films people love and what are the pitfalls to…



Indie Filmmaker's Guide to Cross Media I

10.02.2013 - Ingrid Kopp, Michel Reilhac, moderated by Tishna Molla

Interactivity and Immersion - Creating Stories for 21st Century Audiences. Technology has radically transformed the way we tell, deliver and share stories. We now have an array of tools at our disposal to create, reach and engage audiences – fr…



Worldbuilding: Inhabiting the Imagination

10.02.2013 - James D. Bissell, Juergen Mayer H., Alex McDowell, Habib Zargarpour, moderated by Juan DiazB

Stories are created as an invitation for people to surpass the boundaries of the known. But for its creators to be guides in the deep corners of our imagination within narrative worlds, stories must become the first inhabitants of these new worlds. P…



Speaking in Images: The Cinematographers' Perspective

10.02.2013 - Philippe Le Sourd, Matthew Libatique, moderated by Jan Schütte

How do cinematographers define the look of the film by applying new camera techniques? Accomplished cinematographers Matthew Libatique (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan), who frequently works with Darren Aronofsky, and Philippe Le Sourd (A Good Year, …



Set In the City: Depicting Urban Africa

10.02.2013 - Philippe Lacôte, moderated by Nisha Naidoo

Contemporary life in Africa is greatly defined by the rapidly evolving urbanism. Emerging filmmakers present their latest work, in which megacities play a decisive role, ranging from Kenyan filmmaker Tosh Gitonga (Nairobi Half Life) to French-Ivorian…



Long-Term Love: Working with Creative Producers

10.02.2013 - Christine Camdessus, Bart van Langendonck, Arnaud Pasquali, moderated by Ido Abram

What exactly is the role of a creative producer? And how are they integral to the creative development, production and distribution of a film? MEDIA aims to support creative producers within the European Union, with an interest in those who not only …



In the Limelight: Ulrich Seidl

11.02.2013 - Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl, moderated by Christoph Gröner

The masterfully provocative and often bleak depictions of the private lives of everyday people distinguish the realist filmmaking of auteur Ulrich Seidl. Seidl's emotionally troubled, sexually confused and economically stressed protagonists emerge fr…



Protect Your Rights

11.02.2013 - Michael C. Donaldson

Before getting involved, everyone from directors, producers, distributors, and sales agents, should know the international laws behind the ownership of the films they work on. Get clear explanations and advice from industry law expert Michael C. Dona…



Taking the Lead: Holly Hunter

11.02.2013 - Nina Hoss, Holly Hunter, moderated by Peter Cowie

How do actors choose their roles and collaborate with directors? To what extent do they want to be involved in creating characters? How has the selection of their roles influenced their career so far? Renowned actresses Nina Hoss (BARBARA), who is ba…



Distributors Sharing Their Secrets

11.02.2013 - Clare Binns, Sam Klebanov, Hengameh Panahi, moderated by Ben Gibson

A skilled distributor recognizes a film's quality and appeal, bringing festival gems to general audiences, and has the power to broaden the film‘s reach. Seasoned distributors Hengameh Panahi, Clare Binns and Sam Klebanov share their insights into …



Small Wallets, Great Films

12.02.2013 - Amra Baksic Camo, Anna Seifert-Speck, moderated by Ben Gibson

Regardless of budget, some films manage to reach their full potential through the creativity and resourcefulness of the filmmaker. Beyond the use of non-actors or refraining from fancy sets and locations, what key elements should filmmakers consider …



The Short Film Galaxy

12.02.2013 - Laurent Crouzeix, Vanja Kaludjercic, Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Mário Micaelo, moderated by Maike Mia Höhne

How do European short film festivals help filmmakers to launch their work? Programmers and representatives from renowned festivals such as the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand, Sarajevo Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival and Curta…



In the Limelight: Lucrecia Martel

12.02.2013 - Lucrecia Martel, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

Lucrecia Martel, a founding figure of the New Argentine Cinema, whose acclaimed films include The Headless Woman and the Alfred Bauer Award-winning film The Swamp, gives a master class at the Talent Campus. Martel's complex and elliptical narratives …



Indie Filmmaker's Guide to Cross Media II

12.02.2013 - Peter de Maegd, Caspar Sonnen, moderated by Tishna Molla

Interactivity and Participation - Engaging 21st Century Audiences. Audiences are shifting effortlessly from one platform and device to the next and are actively engaged in the stories that interest them – demanding experiences that are more soci…



Documentaries Beyond the Real

12.02.2013 - Namir Abdel Messeeh, Joshua Oppenheimer, moderated by Jakob Kirstein Høgel

The distinction between fact and fiction in documentaries has become irrelevant, as the most incisive recent films tell stories by revealing multiple truths and asking questions by employing innovative narrative techniques. Filmmakers Joshua Oppenhei…



Pride and Prejudice: Southern European Filmmakers Report

12.02.2013 - Thanos Anastopoulos, Salomé Lamas, Elina Psikou, moderated by Vincenzo Bugno

All eyes having been on Southern Europe this past year, and discussions have been influenced by finger-pointing, prejudices and one-dimensional judgements. Featuring a new and energetic generation of Greek, Spanish and Portuguese filmmakers all telli…



In the Limelight: Jane Campion

12.02.2013 - Jane Campion, moderated by Peter Cowie

Campion‘s powerful portrayal of the human spirit, and her profound character-driven nar-ratives are intriguing ruminations on societal and gender issues, while being gripping cine-matic feats. Her protagonists are often stub-born pioneers with uniq…



Indigenous Cinema: Beyond Tribe and Nation

13.02.2013 - Catherine Fitzgerald, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, Jason Ryle, Tainui Stephens, moderated by Maryanne Redpath

With the launch of the Berlinale's special series devoted to the cinematic storytelling of indigenous peoples worldwide, the Campus invites an array of experts to shed light on indigenous filmmaking with its culturally diverse, and politically, econo…



In the Limelight: Ken Loach

13.02.2013 - Ken Loach, moderated by Ben Gibson

Esteemed British filmmaker Ken Loach's realist stories about political struggle and upheaval in the UK and internationally have garnered wide acclaim over the course of his long and impressive career. Loach gives a master class to share insights into…



In the Limelight: Anita Ekberg

13.02.2013 - Anita Ekberg, moderated by Peter Cowie

Swedish screen legend Anita Ekberg, who is famous for her starring role in Fellini‘s La Dolce Vita will join the Campus to give a master class on the start of her acting career. Starring in films such as War and Peace and Boccaccio ‘70, her work …



Chris Marker: The Future Has Vivid Memories

13.02.2013 - Lia van Leer, Tom Luddy, Deimantas Narkevicius, moderated by Marcel Schwierin

A tribute to the late Chris Marker, this session will begin with a screening of La Jetée (1962) and lead to a discussion with life-long colleagues of Marker‘s, programmer Lia van Leer and producer and Telluride‘s director Tom Luddy. Contemporary…



Launching Films: Publicity and Film Critique

14.02.2013 - Sylvia Müller, Gordon Spragg, moderated by Peter Cowie

The influential work of the film publicist can seem a bit arcane within the system of film promotion and press. What is the relationship between publicists, filmmakers and film critics? What do publicists do to launch a film during its rounds in the …



Inside Out: Writing Emotions for the Screen

14.02.2013 - Bence Fliegauf, David Gordon Green, Oliver Hermanus, moderated by Dorothee Wenner

Good writing, one of the keys to making successful films, can easily result in an endless series of trite treatments, but also lead to an unique and deeply moving views into emotions that involve us all. A new generation of screenwriters / directors …



Some Like It Hot - The Power of Sex

14.02.2013 - Hagar Ben-Asher, John Cameron Mitchell, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

Religion, morality, and psychology are deeply connected to our sex lives, and the examination of a character or society's relationship to sex can reveal a lot about cultural norms and taboos. Human rights and freedoms pertaining to gender and sexual …