TALENT DEMO
 
Can a single meeting change the course of a novice filmmaker’s career? It sure can...  
As a novice filmmaker with head full of ideas sometimes you need that one advice, that push in the right direction.Talent Demo will get you there!
Talent Demo advisory program was created in 2011 as an educational platform connecting young filmmakers with renown professionals. 
 
 
 
 
 

/// What is it?

Talent Demo is an educational event tailored especially for students and aspiring  filmmakers. Each year a chosen group of participants have a chance to meet with acknowledged experts – cinematographers, directors, editors, talent agents, producers… 
 

/// How does it work? 

The aim of the Talent Demo program is to give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discuss your project with renown industry representatives. The program is based on one-on-one consultations led by film professionals. Each participant is allowed to have a meeting with two experts to consult their ideas and present their work-in-progress. 
The Festival has already presented some results of consulted projects as Talent Demo Showcase. The opportunity to screen their film at a prestigious film festival encourages novice filmmakers and attracts more and more submitters every year. 
 

/// How to apply?

It is really simple! All you have to do is to fill out the application form and answer just a few simple questions regarding your experience and the project. Selection of participants is based on the application forms. 
 

/// When can you apply? 

Make sure to sign up to our newsletter (or keep an eye on our website), we will let you know about the next call for entries. You can also follow us on social media!
 

/// Who our experts are?

A typical panel of experts consists of representatives of the following professions: recognised  cinematographer,  talent agent, producer, director, distributor, representative of an international film festival… 
What is important is that the experts are selected after careful analysis of all successful applications.  Therefore we are sure that the meetings will be fruitful. So far the projects have been consulted by such acclaimed experts like:
  • Reed Morano (cinematographer)
  • Lech Majewski (director, screenwriter)
  • Ewa Ewart (director, producer)
  • Tony Lawson (editor)
  • Howard Barish (producer)
  • Anna Gawlita (producer)
  • Jonathan D. Silverman (talent agent)
  • Ann Murphy (talent agent)
  • Boris Ausserer (producer)
  • Michael Hoffman (director)
  • John Seale (cinematographer)
  • Oliver Stapleton (cinematographer)
  • Michael Tronick (editor)
  • Mike Figgis (writer, director, composer)
  • Michael Apted (director)
  • Robert Arakelian (talent agent)
  • Jacqueline B. Frost (cinematographer)
  • Jos Stelling (director)
 

/// What previous participants say? 

„One of the things that makes this festival so unique is the feeling that everyone is equal within it. No matter the status or fame of the person attending Camerimage we are all filmmakers drawn to this festival through our passion for the craft. Filmmaking is a collaborative effort and the generosity of Mr. Heim and his colleagues were imperative to bring Catch to its completion.”
Jeremy Glaholt, Talent Demo 2012 participant
 
„It has been for me a great experience Camerimage and Talent Demo, I learned many things and this great opportunity opened my mind to new experiences and the advisory program was very good. Sharing with filmmakers from around the world pushes me to keep going and not give up on the long road to complete a film, the philosophy of the festival is very important: I felt a brotherhood among filmmakers, which is very important to create a global community, especially in these times when the world is torn between borders and cultural differences.”
Arturo Almanza, Talent Demo 2015 participant

 

 
 
Photos from previous Talent Demo editions. 
© Ewelina Kamińska