Sunday, September 27, 2009

Applications for film critics to the Talent Press (Berlin, Germany) now open

From Direk Khavn dela Cruz:

Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe-Institut and FIPRESCI invite young film critics to Berlin.

Dear friends of film,

We'd like to invite you and/or your colleagues to apply for The Talent Press, a project of the Berlinale Talent Campus, of Goethe-Institut and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics). Young film critics and film journalists will be invited to Berlin to report on the films at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (February 11–21, 2010) and on the events of the Berlinale Talent Campus (February 13–18, 2010).

The call for applications for the Talent Press is now open. Please read the following application regulations carefully (they can also be found online at and

Eligible are:
Young film critics or journalists
— fluent in English (in writing and speaking);
— under 30 years;
— eager to report on films screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and on events held during the Berlinale Talent Campus 2010;
— having published articles in newspapers, film magazines, on websites or at universities.

What we expect from you:
— To be willing to cover a broad range of journalistic work: you will write interviews, reviews, reports, articles and features on the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Berlin International Film Festival;
— To attend daily editorial meetings with a personal mentor (see below).

The work you write may be published on and Participants will grant unlimited use and exploitation rights in and to all articles and reviews done in the framework of the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Berlin International Film Festival.

What we will offer you:
— The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and to be with 350 young talented filmmakers from all over the world and to experience the day-to-day buzz of a prestigious A-Festival.
— You will be guided through the Berlin International Film Festival by Peter Cowie (former International Publishing Director of "Variety" and author of many books on film), Oliver Baumgarten (Chief Editor "Schnitt") and other renowned film critics. Rubaica Jaliwala is your contact person from the Berlinale Talent Campus team.
— Every day, you have the opportunity to write a critique about a film from the festival program or short reviews of an event at the Campus program, and will discuss and review it with your fellow participants and film critics.
— Free accommodation in youth hostels in Berlin from February 12–19, 2010.
— A share of the travel expenses depending on your country of origin.

Your online application should include:
— curriculum vitae and personal data (address, email etc.)
— up to three original copies of articles that you have published in the last two years (if these articles are not in English you should supply us with a decent translation as a proof of your English writing skills for each article).

How to proceed completing an online application:
You can only apply on the Berlinale Talent Campus website:
(All relevant information and the application form can be found by clicking on "apply now" on the homepage of the Berlinale Talent Campus site. Make sure you choose the "Talent Press Application" when you have to choose an application)
— Get an application number on the website;
— Log in and fill out the complete online application form;
— Please ensure that you have filled out the online application completely.
If you are unable to upload your articles you can send them by regular mail;
— Your work must be at the Berlinale Talent Campus offices by October 7, 2009;
Please make sure your name and application number are clearly displayed on the articles you send.

If you have any queries please contact

The application deadline is October 7, 2009. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of December 2009.

Kind regards,

The Berlinale Talent Campus Team
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Potsdamer Strasse 5
D-10785 Berlin
T +49 (30) 259 20 515
F +49 (30) 259 20 519

The Berlinale Talent Campus is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival. The Talent Press is organized in co-operation with FIPRESCI, Goethe Institute and Goethe Forum.

FIPRESCI – International Federation of Film Critics
Schleissheimer Str. 83, D-80797 Munich, Germany
T +49 (89) 18 23 03, F +49 (89) 18 47 66,

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