Jane Campion, Ken Loach and Paul Verhoeven Sign Up as 2013 Berlinale Talent Campus Helpers
LONDON – Filmmakers Jane Campion, Ken Loach and Paul Verhoeven alongside legendary Swedish star Anita Ekberg are among the big name draws lending experience and support to the upcoming Berlinale Talent Campus.
The six-day film school which runs parallel the Berlin International Film Festival aims to focus on filmmakers as entertainers, enlisting big names to talk to wannabes.
Sound design will be highlighted at this year's Campus with multiple Oscar-winning editor and sound designer Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient) on hand to give a master class on his work in connecting sound and narrative in film.
Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Black Book) will kick off the Campus program by sharing his filmmaking experiences.
Ekberg (La Dolce Vita, Boccaccio ’70, 4 for Texas) will talk about the start of her film career and her work with directors including Federico Fellini, Robert Aldrich and Gerd Oswald.
It also promises a session "Some Like It Hot - The Power of Sex," where writer-director-actors Hagar Ben Asher (The Slut) and John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus) will discuss how they use the subject of sex to not only steam up the screen but make incisive critiques about society.
Talent Campus organizers said the 2013 Campus will run under the overall motto "Some Like it Hot – Filmmakers as Entertainers" and, as always, will feature workshops, discussions and practical training from international film professionals.
This year's event attracted more than 4,400 applications from 137 countries for the 300 spots on the 11th Talent Campus roster.
The 2013 Talent Campus runs from Feb.9-14.
The 63rd Berlinale runs Feb.7-17, 2013.