6 Filipinos participate in 2017 Berlinale Talent Campus
BERLIN – Six young Filipino filmmakers were among the 250 participants representing 71 countries in this year’s Berlinale Talent Campus.
Actor Aaron Rivera, Director Alyx Ayn Guerrero Arumpac, production designer/art director Monica Sebial, producer Tonee Acejo, film critic/journalist Richard Bolisay and production designer/art director and producer Popo Diaz were chosen to take part in the extensive summit program of master classes, workshops, and panel discussions with top-notch experts in cinema.
Since 2003, Berlinale Talents has become an annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for outstanding creatives from the fields of film and drama series. It is an initiative of the Berlinale and a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH and funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, in cooperation with Creative Europe MEDIA, a programme of the European Union, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
The Philippine Embassy in Berlin continues to support Philippine participation in the Berlinale through the promotion and constructive meetings with visiting delegations. This year, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chair Liza Diño and Executive Director Don Gerwin Arawan attended the festival and the European Film Market (EFM) in preparation for the country´s participation at the EFM next year.
Possible projects in line with the 100th Year of Philippine Cinema and the ASEAN Integration Festival were discussed during FDCP´s courtesy call with the Philippine Embassy.
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