Berlinale Residency launches second round
The international Berlinale Residency fellowship programme is inviting six filmmakers with their latest film projects to Berlin to finalise their screenplays, and develop production and distribution strategies.
An international jury – consisting of Clare Binns (director of programming and acquisitions at City Screen, UK), producer Cedomir Kolar (Asap Film, France) and Thomas Hailer (Berlinale programme manager, Germany) – has chosen six directors and their projects.
Emir Baigazin, Kazakhstan: The Wounded Angel
Producer: Beibit Muslimov, Kazakhfilm Studios, Kazakhstan
Bence Fliegauf, Hungary: Glowing Wormhole
Producer: Bence Fliegauf, Fraktál Film, Hungary
Alistair Banks Griffin, USA: Therese (working title)
Producer: Eric Overmyer, USA
Sebastián Lelio, Chile: Greeting to the Sun
Producer: Juan de Dios Larraín, Fábula, Chile
Elina Psykou, Greece: Ivo & Sofia
Producer: Giorgos Karnavas, Heretic, Greece
José Luis Valle, Mexico: Operation Baby
Producer: José Luis Valle, Caverna Cine, Mexico
The Berlinale Residency directors will stay in Berlin from August 15 to November 15, 2013. With script consultants from the Nipkow Programme and other experts from the industry, they will finalise their screenplays.
In a workshop towards the end of the Residency, their producers will also receive concrete feedback from experienced industry professionals and assistance in preparing the projects for the international market.
In February 2014, the filmmakers will return to Berlin so they can present their projects with their producers to potential co-producers and financers at the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
A number of the participants will also be given the opportunity to present their works at the Ibero-American Co-Production Meeting in Guadalajara in March 2014.