New cooperation for emerging filmmakers

Two participants of the Cutting Edge Talent Camp have been invited to the San Sebastian Film Festival.

With the aim of building bridges to promote and internationalise new voices in film making, the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg’s Cutting Edge Talent Camp is launching a new collaboration with the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

The new cooperation grants accreditation and accommodation for two participants of this year’s IFFMH’s Cutting Edge Talent Camp at next year's San Sebastian International Film Festival’s new networking event Kabia. Kabia, meaning “nest” in Basque language, is a program dedicated to emerging movie talents. It was first held this year under the purpose to bring together young filmmakers in order that they may exchange ideas, share projects and have direct access to industry professionals.

The awarded talents, Salka Tiziana (Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts) and Vera Paulmann (Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris) were honoured at yesterday's festive closing of this year’s Cutting Edge Talent Camp in Mannheim, Germany. They were chosen by Irati Crespo, representative of San Sebastian, who attended the full length of this year’s Talent Camp to meet the participants and get to know their projects and individual profiles. In addition to the two winners, four other talents will be chosen to receive an accreditation to visit San Sebastian and discover the festival and its program in September 2024.

The 4th Cutting Edge Talent Camp successfully ended yesterday, 19 November, in Mannheim, where 15 talents brought 12 projects to develop during the program with international experts from international film festivals like Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, sales agents representing Films Boutique, New Europe Film Sales and Hanway, representatives of international programs such as EAVE, Sarajevo Talents and Connecting Cottbus as well as producers and distributors from all over Europe.