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Launching of Talents Beirut’s second edition with the call for entries for Arab film talents

BEIRUT | iloubnan.info - March 17, 2015, 11h41
The Metropolis Association and the Goethe-Institut in Lebanon just launched the call for entries for the second edition of Talents Beirut, a programme that addresses film editing, cinematography, sound design and music composition in the Arab World. The aim of the program is to reinforce both the artistry and technical aspect of these disciplines, often marginalized in this part of the world,
15 to 20 promising Arab cinematographers, editors and sound designers/score composers will be invited to take part in an intense five-day programme of master classes, meetings, workshops and networking sessions.

Emerging cinematographers, editors and sound designers/score composers from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen will be eligible to apply online at www.talents-beirut.com from March 16 until May 15, 2015.

Organized by the Metropolis Association and the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the Berlinale Talents and FID Marseille and with the support of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), the second edition of Talents Beirut will take place between the 17th and the 21st of September 2015. It will be held in parallel to the second edition of the German Film Week in Lebanon, organized by the Goethe-Institut.

The first edition of Talents Beirut held in September 2014 saw top Arab and international experts meet and share ideas with 19 selected talents from the Arab World. Experts included cinematographers Caroline Champetier (Holy Motors) and Stefan Ciupek (Slumdog Millionnaire), sound designers Nicolas Becker (Gravity) and Larry Sider (director of the London School of Sound), score composer Khaled Mouzanar and filmmaker Nadine Labaki (Caramel) and film editors Yannick Kergoat (Indigenes), Peter R. Adam (Goodbye, Lenin!) and Nadia Ben Rachid who has just been awarded the Cesar for Best Editor for her work on the film Timbuktu.

Programme details, experts and selected participants will be announced in July 2015.
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