The Berlinale has announced two structural innovations for itsnext edition which will be held from
Thefestival's Kinderfilmfest/14plus section will held in future under the name ofGeneration, with the two competitions renamed as Generation Kplusand Generation 14plus. 'Renaming the section in this way enables us tocommunicate and define our profile more clearly,' Generation directorThomas Hailer explained. 'We will continue to devote ourselves to filmswhich regard the world from the perspective of the young generation.'
In asecond measure, the short film programmes of the Competition and Panorama sectionswill be merged into one 'to focus more attention on this important filmformat' alongside the short film showcases compiled for the Generation andBerlinale Talent Campus sections.
Meanwhile,there are changes to the venue and the programme manager for the fifth Berlinale Talent Campus (BTC) next year.
Afterfour years at the House of the World Cultures, the BTC will be held at the Hebbel Am Ufer theatre, which islocated to the main festival area at Potsdamer Platz, from Feb 10-15.
In 2007,the Campus will partly focus on young filmmakers' quest for identity in globalized cinema and be held under the motto of 'HomeAffairs: Privacy, Films and Politics.'
TheCampus programme will be managed by Dorothee Wenner who has been appointed as the successor to Cathy Rohnke.
Wenner will be known to many people in the internationalfilm scene through her work as a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale's International Forum of Young Cinema since 1990.Over the past eight years, she has developed a particular interest in