Sarajevo Talent Campus 2008
Looking ahead with confidence…
The 2nd Sarajevo Talent Campus builds on the remarkable foundations of its launching year, when thanks to the help of our co-operating Partner, the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Berlin International Film Festival, we succeeded in creating the first platform for emerging film talents in the Region.
Looking back, our path was not an easy one. After months of intense preparations and hard work, our collective of festival colleagues and friends was anxiously expecting the arrival of first Talents and Experts. Following an exciting week of lectures, workshops, panels and festival events, the Campus participants and experts responded with a very positive feedback, informing us about many fruitful co-operations resulting from this experience. Our expectations were fulfilled! We got the green light to launch Sarajevo City of Film, a new initiative which re-unites the participants of the Campus in the creation of low-budget short films inspired by the city of Sarajevo. The first tangible results of the Campus, 5 short film projects, will have their world premier at the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival and hopefully a bright and successful festival life afterwards.
We have the pleasure to announce a newly established partnership with the Robert Bosch Foundation, which is also one of the co-partners of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Their recognition and support greatly contributes to the overall quality of the Sarajevo Talent Campus. Moreover, thanks to this collaboration, 9 young German producers will join our Talents in order to establish new connections and develop ideas for future co-productions with filmmakers from our Region.
Determined to repeat last year’s success, we have invited film authors and professionals who will share their wisdom and encourage the Talents of 2008, each in their own special way. The beauty of the Campus lies in the fact that this is not a one-way communication. Same is with us, the Festival and Campus Team, devoted to one main goal - building a network for Talents and alumni, experts, advisors and friends, which would foster the creation of new films.
We thank our Supporters and everyone who made the 2nd Sarajevo Talent Campus possible and whish you an exciting, successful and inspiring week!
Director of Sarajevo Film Festival
Manager of Sarajevo Talent Campus