Jonas Baeckeland, Peter Connely, Kevin Meul, Sieber Marly and Olivier Van Den Broeck have been invited to the tenth edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus (11-16 February). Each of the five participants is a rising talent in their field.

Tenth edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus (11-16 February)Peter Connely attended Berlin last year with his Berlinale Shorts entry Back by Six, which was selected for the Berlinale Shorts Competition. Other directors invited are Jonas Baeckeland (Blauwhuys, Twelve Going on to Sixty) and Kevin Meul, who recently grabbed the Meeting Point Award for Best Short Film at the Valladolid International Film Festival with The Extraordinary Life of Rocky.

Sieber Marly worked as a freelance producer on Philip J McGoldrick’s Siemiany, which was selected for the Berlinale in 2010, and Jonas Baeckeland’s Blauwhuys. Other projects include Ilse Somers’ Seaside Rendez-Vous and Didier Volckaert’s Quixote’s Island. Finally producer and distributor Olivier Van Den Broeck will also be attending the campus. Van Den Broeck started working in the film industry as an independent marketing and sales manager for arthouse distributor Imagine Film Distribution (Altiplano, Pulsar). He is also owner and founder of Picturesque, an agency and production company representing the portfolios of young photographers.

The Berlinale Talent Campus is a creative academy and networking platform for 350 up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. The campus lasts for six days and offers a huge variety of different programme elements for actors, directors and cinematographers. Flemish talents such as Emmy Oost of production company Zapomatik, Bavo Defurne (North Sea Texas) and Erik Lamens (S&M Judge) and many more have benefited from previous editions of the Berlinale networking platform.

Published on Saturday 4 February 2012

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