Talents Sarajevo Call for Entries 2017

New call for entries for aspiring film professionals from Southeast Europe and Southern Caucasus to participate in Talents Sarajevo, held within the framework of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival is now open.

The application deadline is the 9th of May 2017.

Talents Sarajevo 2017, taking place from the 12th to the 17th of August, welcomes up-and-coming actors, directors, scriptwriters, producers, editors, film critics and cinematographers from Southeast Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey) and Southern Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). This year, for the first time, editors are encouraged to apply. 

Founded in collaboration with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talents, over the past ten years, Talents Sarajevo has become the regional hub for meeting and training of aspiring film professionals. The 11th edition offers a rich summit programme of master classes, moderated talks and interactive panel discussions, complemented by project labs PACK&PITCH, SCRIPT STATION, in which one can further develop a project, and studio programmes and workshops for specific professions, e.g. ACTING STUDIO, CAMERA STUDIO, FILM STAGE STUDIO and TALENT PRESS.

Facing Realities

The face on the screen can be clearly illuminated and outlined. It can also appear as if its features were escaping its outline and blending in with the background. As if the face became its surrounding landscape. Close-ups in film have tremendous power to make us forget about time and space. Through their affective powers, we can be confronted with the borders of known and familiar and at the same time we can be invited to sharpen our senses.  

The face and the close-up will be the two sources of inspiration for regional film professionals gathered at the 11th edition of Talents Sarajevo. Not only for inciting rethinking of cinematic image, but also for encouraging a closer look at realities of film professionals. Be it a career path, feasible film financing strategies or zooming in on details of a story, a range of topics drawing on notions of “close-up” and “face” will come under scrutiny of regional film professionals this summer at Talents Sarajevo.

Please find more information and apply here.


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