- In Retrospect
The LET’S CEE Talent Academy is opening its doors this year for the very first time. Its main goal is to give young and profoundly talented filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe the opportunity to profit from the rich assortment that the LET’S CEE Film Festival has to offer. All free of charge, of course. It’s not only about learning the tricks of the trade and acquiring knowledge, but also about actually getting to know the professionals from the region as well as allowing young talents to get to know others of the same age. Apart from the Master Classes and the abundant choices brought to you by the LET’S CEE Industry Days, which are made up of 16 lessons and 2 podium discussions respectively, a large number of other activities will also be available to the participants, where they will able to further widen their professional as well as personal network.
The participants will all be divided into groups, where they will be tasked with adapting a specific subject for the big screen. The Polish born Austrian cinematographer Jerzy Palacz will act as their mentor and accompany them through this project. At the end of the Talent Academy, a jury will assess these short film pieces and the winning team will receive €1,000 prize money, donated by the City of Vienna. Throughout the week, another event will also be taking place, in which participants will have the chance to fathom their potential as well as win. It is called Life! Ammunition! Pitching Competition with Eliot Grove and participants would have to not only pitch their film ideas to professionals, but would have to do it before a live (and hopefully enthusiastic) audience. The Award Ceremony will mark the end of the LET’S CEE Talent Academy 2017, where the film piece of the winning team will be presented.
Talent Academy Contact:
Project Manager LET’S CEE Film Festival