Can a single meeting change the course of a novice filmmaker’s career? It surely can! As a beginner filmmaker with a head full of ideas sometimes you need that one advice, that push in the right direction. Talent Demo will get you there!
What is it?
Talent Demo is an educational event tailored especially for students and aspiring filmmakers. Each year a chosen group of participants have a chance to meet with acknowledged experts – cinematographers, directors, editors, talent agents and producers.
How does it work?
This initiative aims to enable young filmmakers to discuss their ongoing projects with world class film professionals. The program is addressed primarily to students of film and art schools as well as independent filmmakers who will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their projects to film industry experts: cinematographers, directors, producers, distributors, talent agents, among others.
Talent Demo participants will be selected based on their applications. Those invited to the program will have an opportunity to present their projects to industry professionals and discuss the further direction of their projects as well as their career path with experts who match their needs the most.
How can you participate in a meeting?
The meetings will be held in the traditional, in-person form of consultation. We would like the participants of the program to get the most out of the face-to-face meeting with experts from around the world, on site in Toruń.
How to apply?
It is really simple! All you have to do is to log in at portal.camerimage.pl and fill out the application form where you will be asked to answer just a few simple questions regarding your experience and the project. The selection of participants is based on the application forms. Application fee is 150 PLN (approx. 32 EUR).
When can you apply?
Applications start on: October 4th, 2023. The deadline: October 14th, 2023.
Who are our experts?
A typical panel of experts consists of representatives of the following professions: a recognised cinematographer, talent agent, producer, director, distributor, representative of an international film festival. What is important is that the experts are selected after an extensive review of all the submitted applications. Therefore, we are sure that the meetings will be fruitful.
Last year, our Talent Demo board of experts was composed of the following acclaimed professionals: Abner Benaim (director, producer, writer), Fred Berger (producer), Charlotte Bruus Christensen (cinematographer), Hadzi-Aleksandar Djurovic (director, cinematographer), Rodrigo García (writer, director), Lorenzo Hagerman (cinematographer), Mia Cioffi Henry (cinematographer), Jon Kasbe (director, editor, cinematographer, documentarian), Kate McCullough (cinematographer), Alejandro Mejía (cinematographer), John Christian Rosenlund (cinematographer), Aubree Storm (talent agent).
The panel of experts for this year’s edition of Talent Demo will be selected after an extensive review of all the submitted applications and announced on a later date.
Charlotte Bruus Chistensen, Talent Demo 2022, Photo Ewelina Kamińska
What previous participants say?
“One of the things that makes this festival so unique is the feeling that everyone is equal within it. No matter the status or fame of the person attending Camerimage we are all filmmakers drawn to this festival through our passion for the craft. Filmmaking is a collaborative effort and the generosity of Mr. Heim and his colleagues were imperative to bring Catch to its completion.”
Jeremy Glaholt, Talent Demo 2012 participant
“It has been for me a great experience Camerimage and Talent Demo, I learned many things and this great opportunity opened my mind to new experiences and the advisory program was very good. Sharing with filmmakers from around the world pushes me to keep going and not give up on the long road to complete a film, the philosophy of the festival is very important: I felt a brotherhood among filmmakers, which is very important to create a global community, especially in these times when the world is torn between borders and cultural differences.”
Arturo Almanza, Talent Demo 2015 participant
In order to apply for Talent Demo Program go HERE
Please direct all inquiries to Zofia Sztandarska at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorenzo Hagerman, Talent Demo 2022, Photo Ewelina Kamińska