Cutting Edge Talent Camp


The Cutting Edge Talent Camp is a 10-day workshop right before and during the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg for a new generation of filmmakers. Selected talents from film schools in Germany get professional guidance to make their first steps towards international networking, recognition and production.

​​Among the talents who participated in previous editions with Work-in-Progress projects, ›What Do We See When We Look at the Sky‹ by Alexandre Koberidze went directly to the Berlinale Competition, Henrika Kull’s ›Bliss‹ screened in the Berlinale’s Panorama section. ›The Ordinaries‹ by Sophie Linnenbaum traveled to Karlovy Vary and Munich and was picked up by The Match Factory. Sara Summa’s ›Arthur and Diana‹ won a prize in Locarno’s First Look programme. Producers who completed the program were later selected for EAVE and participated with other projects in international workshops and markets (including When East Meets West in Trieste, Alliance 4 Development in Locarno, Cinéfondation in Cannes, Les Arcs Work in Progress and Berlinale Talents).

The Talent Camp is supported by MFG Baden Württemberg, BKM and VG Bild-Kunst and takes place in collaboration with Next Mannheim and the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg.