Following the successful staging of Talent Campuses in Kievand New Dehli, the Berlinale Talent Campus plans to further export its conceptto the film festivals in Pusan and Buenos Aires in 2005.

This announcement comes after the first Talent Campus India washeld during last month's Osian's Cinefan Film Festival - from July 19-23 - togive 50 young film talents from all over India and Sri Lanka the chance toattend seminars, screenings and discussion groups as well as network with oneanother.

At the end of October, the Molodist Talent Campus will beheld in Kiev for the second time to provide a forum for young professionalsfrom Russia and the Ukraine, while the Sithengi Film & TV Market will serveas the host of a Talent Campus for the first time at the Cape Town World CinemaFestival from November 16-19.

Meanwhile, a third of the 510 participants from this year'sBerlinale's Talent Campus submitted ideas for a digitally-shot short film forthe next Berlin Today Award which will be presented during Campus nextFebruary.

According to the organisers of the Award, which is organisedby Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the local industry in cooperation withthe Talent Campus, 117 teams of two - a "creative mind" and aproducer - were submitted from a total of 47 countries.

The jury, which included filmmakers Hans-Christian Schmid (Distant Lights) and Michael Verhoeven (The Nasty Girl), and producers MariaKoepf (X-Filme creative pool) and Doris Zander (Studio Hamburg ProduktionBerlin), nominated three projects for the 2005 Berlin Today Award which eachreceive Euros 50,000 production support from the Medienboard and Euros 20,000worth of services from local companies:

Alright Love bySamuli Valkana (Finland) and Roman Sorger (Austria)
Bucuresti - Berlin by Anca MirunaLazarescu (Germany) and Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
Workers From Poland by Tomasz Wolski(Poland) and Karina Griffith (Canada).

The three teams will come to Berlin at the beginning ofSeptember for a workshop with mentors Schmid, Verhoeven and Koepf to fine-tunetheir projects and will then have two months to complete the shooting andpostproduction of their films by mid-November.

The three films will be presented at next year's BerlinaleTalent Campus and the final winner of the Berlin Today Award will be decided bynext year's mentors.