Berlinale Talent Campus Sets Up Asian Branch at Tokyo FilmeX Festival

The local version of Berlin’s talent training school runs Nov. 21-26.

Los Angeles – The Berlinale Talent Campus is going on the road, with a version of the Berlin Film Festival’s mini-film school set to run at the Tokyo FilmeX Festival Nov. 21-26. The Tokyo Talent Campus will invite 15 young directors and producers from across Asia to take part in workshops, master classes and discussions with industry professionals.

In another Asian-Berlin exchange program, Oscar-winning Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor) will attend next year’s Berlinale Talent Campus to mentor the event’s Score Competition, in which three young composers and/or sound designers score a short film excerpt and record it with the Babelsberg German Film Orchestra. The winner wins a trip to L.A. top sound studios.

The Berlinale Talent Campus celebrates its 10th anniversary next year, when it will play host to 350 up-and-coming film talents from around the world.