7th Sarajevo Talent Campus Participants Selected
Following the closing of the 7th Sarajevo Talent Campus Call for Entries, the participants have been selected to take part in this year’s edition of the STC Programme dedicated to young filmmakers from the countries of Southeast Europe.
The Selection Committee has selected 70 participants from the following countries: Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldavia Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
Sarajevo Talent Campus, launched in cooperation with the Berlin International Film Festival and the Berlinale Talent Campus, aims to connect young film professionals from Southeast Europe with established film professionals, to inform them and bring them closer to regional and international film industry. During the seven-day programme, young film professionals are provided with the opportunity to exchange their viewpoints and ideas. Sarajevo Talent Campus, designed to fill in the gap between film school education and practical working experience, encourages collaborative filmmaking – developing, financing, producing, and distributing short and feature-length films together with fellow-filmmakers.
The high-quality programme consisting of a series of workshops, discussions and screenings, together with the presence of renowned film professionals as the STC lecturers, are the reason for the increasing interest of young filmmakers from Southeast Europe to take part in this programme. The best confirmation of this is the record number of applications received this year – the total of 309.
Countries with the greatest number of applications are: Romania, Serbia and Croatia. The following categories of participants have been selected for the participation in 2013 Sarajevo Talent Campus: 14 young scriptwriters (3 from Romania, 2 each from Greece, Hungary, Serbia, 1 each from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo and Macedonia), 15 actors (4 from Romania, 3 from Croatia, 2 from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1 each from Armenia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia), 20 directors (2 each from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, 1 each from Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Slovenia) and 6 film critics (2 each from Serbia, 1 each from Armenia, Croatia, Moldova and Romania).
Sarajevo Talent Campus will take place from 18th to 24th of August and in its seventh edition it is going to continue offering the high-quality programme, as it was the case in the previous years when its lecturers were Darren Aronofsky, Aida Begić, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi, Bruno Dumont, Michael Fassbender, Morgan Freeman, Terry George, Jeremy Irons, Angelina Jolie, Semih Kaplanoğlu, Charlie Kaufman, Ademir Kenović, Čedomir Kolar, Mike Leigh, Leon Lučev, Branko Lustig, Samuel Maoz, Anamari Marinca, Michael Moore, Gaspar Noé, Alexander Payne, Corneliu Porumboiu, Jim Sheridan, Stellan Skarsgård, Kevin Spacey, Danis Tanović, Béla Tarr, Wim Wenders, Pjer Žalica, Jasmila Žbanić, as well as many other successful film professionals.
Results of the selection for taking part in the 7th Sarajevo Talent Campus, you can see here.