Berlinale Residency Program Launched At Festival

The Berlinale is expanding its portfolio with an additional initiative and extending a four-month invitation to six filmmakers and their new projects to the creative metropolis of Berlin in Autumn 2012. The new international fellowship program, dubbed the Berlinale Residency, will help filmmakers to complete their scripts, as well as develop the audience potential of the films together with their producers in a “Script to Market” seminar. Working in close contact with individually selected mentors from the Nipkow Programm and international market experts, the filmmakers can take a decisive step toward placing their next film project on the way to a successful theatrical release. The six selected projects (feature and documentary films and cross-media projects) will be worked on from September to December. Afterwards, they will be presented at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico and co-production markets in Buenos Aires, Durban and Sarajevo. Directors who have already celebrated a feature film success at a renowned international film festival can apply for the four-month Berlinale Residency. For more information on the initiative, visit: www.berlinale-residency.de.

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