Sarajevo Talent Campus FAQ
What application requirements do I have to meet?
Your application for the Sarajevo Talent Campus will be processed only if you meet the following requirements:
a) You are fluent in the English language.
b) You are a citizen of one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey.
c) You have not previously participated in Sarajevo Talent Campus.
d) You fill in the application form completely and in English. If you are selected to participate, please be aware that some of the data you provide will be published on our website or in other Sarajevo Talent Campus info material.
e) You work or study in the following areas: production, directing, acting, scriptwriting or film criticism.
f) You have done one of the following:
You have worked on at least one short or feature film that was awarded a prize or has been invited to an international film festival
You are a student of final two years at a film school and have worked on several short films.
you are a professional in other fields of audio-visual media and are currently preparing a short or feature film project.
For Film Critics: you have published at least 3 articles in the last two years
you are a student of final two years at School of Humanities/Journalism
g) You have submitted a complete application, including your filmography/biography, motivation letter and a sample of work
Can I attend the Campus a second time?
You may only participate in the Sarajevo Talent Campus once.
Participants of last two editions of Sarajevo Talent Campus are invited to apply for the Sarajevo City of Film.
If you attended one of the last two editions of the Sarajevo Talent Campus and wish to submit a project for the Sarajevo City of Film, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is academic education or degree (in producing, directing, acting, screen writing, humanities/journalism) obligatory?
No academic education or degree is obligatory. Filmmakers with different professional backgrounds are welcome to apply. The pre-condition is that they are committed to pursuing a career in film.
Are team applications considered as well?
We do NOT accept team applications. Each applicant is registered individually and with a separate (and different) sample of work. In case you were working on the same production as another applicant, every member of the team must apply as an individual according to his/her field of work. For the Campus, it is the individual who is selected, and not the film.
How can I apply for the Sarajevo Talent Campus?
You may apply online. Simply read through the information on our website. You will be asked to provide some contact and personal information, as well as to submit a sample of your work. To complete your application, you must fill out the online form and submit your sample before the deadline mentioned in the Rules&Regulations within the application.
What should I include in my submission along with my sample of work?
Unless instructed to do so, do NOT send any additional documentation, curriculum vitae, press or promotional material, photographs, etc. All the information we need MUST be filled out by you in the online application form.
What is a mini-film or a sample of work?
Your sample of work is the most important criterion for the Selection Committee. There is no specific theme or required subject, please feel free to submit a sample that best represents your creativity. For most applicants, it will be a mini film of three minutes in length. You can send in: a film shot specifically for this occasion or a self-portrait or a short showreel of previous or current work, or a compilation of excerpts from one or several films you have worked on, or anything you think is worth showing. For certain fields of work, we have provided submissions requirements in the application directly. Scriptwriters, for instance, are asked to submit excerpt from a screenplay or a screenplay for a short film. Candidates for Film Criticism should submit 3 articles published in the last 2 years. Please read Rules&Regulations within the application carefully, once the application form is active. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
The sample of work should be in English or have English subtitles. Only ONE sample of work for the general application will be considered per applicant.
Do the three minutes include the credits?
No. Three minutes do not include the credits.
When will I be informed about the selection for the Talent Campus?
We will inform you per e-mail. The selected participants' names will be published on our website after the final selection, which will be made by the mid of June.
Do participants of the previous editions of Talent Campus get free accreditations? Can they attend Talent Campus lectures, discussion panels, workshops or pitching sessions?
Participants of the previous editions of Talent Campus do not get free accreditations. However, they can apply for Festival accreditations, which are not free of charge. With these accreditations, they can attend all the Campus lectures and discussion panels which are public and open to the accredited guests of the Festival.
What should my motivation letter include?
Beside your sample of work, your motivation letter is the most important segment of your application. That is where you explain to the Selection Committee why YOU should be chosen among other applicants.
Once you submit the application you will not be able to make any changes and submit another application by using the same e-mail address!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: email@example.com.