Successful start of new Danish-Chinese film collaboration
The Odense talent camp has led to the germ of the first Danish-Chinese film talent collaboration, that will be followed by a talent camp in Chengdu at the end of October.
In August, 10 selected Chinese film talents met with 10 Danish film talents during the Odense Film Workshop’s Talent Camp i Odense.
The result of long and intensive workshop days including masterclasses, pitching and feedback was five short films, which world premiered in the Cafébiografen at Brandts on Friday 1 September.
- Odense 25/8 – 2/9 2017
- Chengdu 22/10 – 31/10 2017
Talent camp is a recurring initiative at Odense Film workshop. So far the talent camp has been arranged for European film talents, this year the foreign participants are from China.
The camp in Odense focuses on fiction and the young participants will be a part of Odense International Filmfestival (OFF). The camp in Chengdu will focus on documentary films.
The purpose is to develop competences and exchange experiences. The young participants will inspire each other, learn new production methods and approaches to film as a medium. The focus point is storytelling and the methods are pitching, coaching and feedback. The good story is the key word.
Master classes in Odense and Chengdu: During the camp the participants will receive coaching, support and lectures from professionals like Oscar winner Martin Strange-Hansen, Australian award winner Linda Aronson, manuscript writer, photographer Alberto Claro, Wang Bo, film director and Associate Professor at the School of Visual Arts, New York, Zhou Hao, documentary film director and judge at the Taipei Golden Horse Awards, director Chen Zhong, Beijing and Shao Xiao Li, director, manuscript writer and producer from The Beijing Film Academy.
The talent Camp is offered to 20 chosen Danish and Chinese filmmakers. 10 from each country, who get the opportunity to develop their film competences and create a professional network.
Badminton player Viktor Axelsen is the ambassador for the Talent Camp. His focus will be on what it means to put your talent to work and excel even further.