"Let's get passionate about film" is the motto for the Berlinale's second Talent Campus which will be held during next year's film festival from February 7-12.

Campus organisers have also revealed that Volkswagen has joined Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the UK's Film Council and the House of World Cultures as one of the event's core financiers and will be supporting in particular the film music and sound design focus of the 2004 programme.

Young composers of film scores, sound designers and film editors will also be eligible this year to join screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, directors, actors and actresses in applying for one of the 500 places by the October 10 deadline.

The selection committee will choose the successful applicants by December 24