Berlinale Talent Campus Ends, Names Score Winner

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | iW NOW February 18, 2010 at 9:38AM

Berlinale Talent Campus Ends, Names Score Winner
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Filmmakers like Claire Denis, James Bond production designer Sir Ken Adam, cinematographer Christian Berger (The White Ribbon), Stephen Frears, Jasmila Žbanić (Competition film "On the Path") and Yoji Yamada (Berlinale closing night film "About her Brother") all mentored a new class of filmmakers from Mexico, Africa, and Eastern Europe in the 2010 Berlinale Talent Campus. This year's campus, which focused on collaborative filmmaking, explored cross media, digital storytelling, financing, distribution and 3D.

"Filmmaking is something to do together. It's about being generous and accepting the dignity of other people," "Shutter Island" producer Mike Medavoy enthused during the opening panel. Actor, director and producer Gael García Bernal added,"The support of professionals is essential to our own filmmaking. They will help you say what you want to say."

Camilo Sanabria of Colombia won the fest's Score Competition, which was structured around providing a score for Golden Bear short winner "Please Say Something" by David O'Reilly. Sanabria's score passed the test of jury members Klaus-Peter Beyer, Prof. Martin Steyer, Martin Todsharow, Connie Walther and this year’s Score Competition mentor Alexandre Desplat (who composed the music for Roman Polanski's Berlinale premiere "The Ghost Writer").