Berlinale Talent Campus

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Berlin International Film Festival Potsdamer Strasse 5
D-10785 BERLIN
Tel. : +49 30 259 20 515
Fax : +49 30 259 20 519
Contact by email

Since 2003, the Berlin International Film Festival has encouraged young filmmakers from all over the world and all professional fields to apply to the Berlinale Talent Campus. Over 350 of them are invited to Berlin each year to reflect on their ideas about film in lectures, ateliers and panel discussions, and to work on their projects in specialized hands-on workshops.

September 2008
The Berlinale Talent Campus has a new Programme Manager: Matthijs Wouter Knol. Starting September 2008, he will be responsible for the general direction of the Campus, in collaboration with Christine Tröstrum, who has been part of the Campus management team since 2004.
Dorothee Wenner, who directed the previous two editions of the Campus, will dedicate more time to filmmaking and film production in the future. She will remain close to the Berlinale: as a member of the selection committee for the Forum, as a delegate for sub-Saharan Africa and India, as well as in the curation of the programme for the Berlinale Talent Campus #7.

Campus Abroad

Each year, the Campus has a motto which serves as an overriding theme to structure the programme and to focus on a special angle of current affairs in the international film industry, appealing hopefully to Talents and Experts alike. Of course, emotions and cinema are a classical topic, yet of late there has been a renewed interest by film theorists in the subject partly related to discoveries in the field of scientific brain research.


Dieter Kosslick

Matthijs Wouter Knol
Programme Manager
+ 49 (0)30 25920 - 515

Christine Tröstrum
Project Manager
+ 49 (0)30 25920 - 515

Christina Janitz
Finance & Administration Assistant
+ 49 (0)30 25920 - 543

Marcus Forchner
Online Editor
+ 49 (0)30 25920 - 430

Kathi Bildhauer
Sonja Heinen
Talent Project Market

Maria Casas
Talent Administration & Berlin Today Award
+ 49 (0)30 25920 - 454

Christiane Steiner
Berlin Today Award
+ 49 (0)30 25920 - 518

Christiane Steiner
boxfish films
Büro für Film + Kommunikation
Graf Rudolph Steiner GbR
Senefelderstrasse 22
D - 10437 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 44044 753
Fax: +49 (0)30 44044 691

The Berlinale Talent Campus is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, in co-operation with MEDIA - Training programme of the European Union, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Skillset and UK Film Council as well as Volkswagen.


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