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Look East for Great Talents!

Welcome to the LET’S CEE Talent Academy!
Learn from prominent, European filmmakers
and share their passion for film
with other talented colleagues
from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Austria!



LET'S CEE Film Festival: 13.-22.04.2018
LET'S CEE Talent Academy: 15.-22.04.2018



LET'S CEE Talent Academy 2017

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.

Participants of the first LET'S CEE Talent Academy:

Achmed Abdel-Salam; Austria

Judith Barfuss; Austria

Vladimir Beldian; Russia

Anastasija Bräuniger Harrowna; Germany

Berin Ceskic; Bosnia und Herzegovina;

Ronny Dörfler; Germany

Rosa Friedrich; Austria

Ruxandra Ghitescu; Romania

Arseniy Gusev; Germany

Teymur Hajiyev; Azerbaijan

Magdalena Jaroszewicz; Poland

Brigitta Kanyaro; Austria

Volodymyr Kolbasa; Ukraine

Filip Kovacevic; Serbia

Jovana Kovanovic; Serbia

Christian Kurz; Austria

Alecs Nastoiu; Romania

Martina Netikova; Czech Republic

Darijan Pejovski; Macedonia

Kasia Prus; Poland

Johann Scholz; Austria

Hristo Simeonov; Bulgaria

Irina Storozhenko; Russia

Karina Tateosyan; Russia

Michael Zachhuber; Austria

Franziska Zaiser; Austria


Talent Academy Contact:

Lora Djurovic
Project Manager LET’S CEE Talent Academy