Idag börjar vi Stockholms filmfestival-blogga!

Stockholms filmfestival är i full gång, och en liten kärntrupp bestående av Jeanette Gentele, Esbjörn Guwallius, Roger Wilson och Emma Gray Munthe kommer att blogga här om Stockholms filmfestival från och med idag.

Läs, kommentera gärna – och länka till egna festivalbetraktelser när du ändå håller på. The more the merrier!

Håkan Lahger på tidskriften Film & TV belönas

Håkan Lahger tilldelas det sjätte stipendiet om 20 000 kronor ur Elisabeth Sörensons Minnesfond ”för att han som redaktör för tidskriften Film & TV underhållande och analytiskt synar såväl svensk som internationell film, ihärdigt och kritiskt granskar såväl filmpolitik som populärkulturella uttryck”.

Stipendiet delades ut på biografen Sture i Stockholm vid onsdagskvällens invigning av Tempo dokumentärfestival.

Minnesfonden:
Elisabeth Sörensons Minnesfond instiftades år 2000 till minne av Guldbaggebelönade filmkritikern Elisabeth Sörenson som, fram till sin bortgång hösten 2000, verkade i Svenska Dagbladet under nära fyra decennier. Minnesfonden har tillkommit på initiativ av hennes kolleger i Svenska Filmkritikerförbundet och Svenska Filmakademin. Fonden stöds av Svenska Filminstitutet samt organisationer och företag i filmvärlden. Tidigare stipendiater har varit regissören Tomas Alfredson, 2001, redaktören Michael Tapper, 2002, regissörerna Elisabeth Martón och Cecilia Neant-Falk, 2003, filmskribenten och regissören Stig Björkman, 2004, samt animatörerna Ylva Li och Lennart Gustafsson, 2005.

Juryn:
2006 års stipendiejury har bestått Ingrid Edström för Svenska Filmakademin, Bo Ludvigsson för Svenska Filmkritikerförbundet, Ulf Sörenson för familjen Sörenson samt Göran Gunér och Gila Bergqvist-Ulfung som företrädare för filmvärlden.

Rotterdams traineeprojekt för unga filmkritiker

Deadline for applications: Friday November 10, 2006

Applications should be send to the IFFR, press@filmfestivalrotterdam.com

The 9th IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics of the International Film Festival Rotterdam offers up to six young (under 30 years), motivated and talented film critics from outside The Netherlands a chance to get acquainted with the festival and the cinema of the world.

The Trainee Project for Young Film Critics was created in 1998 motivated by the fact that young and upcoming film critics get less opportunities to explore this range of cinema and the festivals, like the International Film Festival Rotterdam, that presents it. The IFFR’s CineMart organises a trainee project for young film producers (Rotterdam Lab) in close collaboration with its partner organisations.

What to expect:

  • IFFR 2007 press accreditation
  • budget hotel accommodation from January 24 – February 3, 2007
  • (part of) travel costs according to country of origin.
  • The IFFR wants its trainee film critics to really participate in the festival. Each trainee will take part in a programme of meetings and will be assigned a specific task ranging from attending the FIPRESCI Jury-meetings, covering a festival sidebar or contributing to the IFFR Daily Tiger. Each trainee will also be asked to report on their assignments and experiences in articles, interviews or essays on the IFFR website. There will be time to explore all aspects of the festival – films, art exhibitions, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and debates.
  • In addition, the trainees should work on articles to be published in their home country. The trainees will form a team, supported by the IFFR Press Office and Daily Tiger Editorial Staff.

Criteria for application:

  • Age under 30 years
  • Fluent command of the English language (written and spoken)
  • Demonstrable experience in film criticism (printed media, radio/television, online)
  • Not yet established enough to profit from facilities as attending international festivals outside your country.
  • Have agreement(s) with printed and/or online media to publish a report or reports on the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007.

How to apply?

Find all application requirements on the IFFR website.
Deadline for applications: Friday November 10, 2006. Applications received after this date risk not to be proceeded. Notification before Dec 8, 2006.

For further information, please contact:
IFFR Press Office
contact person Gert-Jan Bleeker
via phone +31 10 8909090 or e-mail press@filmfestivalrotterdam.com

Dags att söka vårstipendiet

Dags att söka Svenska Filmkritikerförbundets vårstipendium. Sista ansökningsdag 1 december.
Svenska Filmkritikerförbundet delar ut två stipendier à 2 000 kronor, ett vårstipendium och ett höststipendium. Stipendiet är avsett för förkovran i yrket och är därför skattefritt. Och förkovra sig kan man ju till exempel göra genom att åka på en filmfestival eller genom att köpa Greta Garbo-boxen eller alla Fassbinders filmer för att man vill skriva århundradets essä. Typ.
Berättigade att söka är alla medlemmar som har betalat medlemsavgift vid ansökningstillfället.
Sista ansökningsdag för vårstipendiet är 1 december 2006.
Sista ansökningsdag för höststipendiet är 1 maj 2007.

Man söker stipendiet genom att sända in en fritt utformad men utförlig motivering till varför man bör bli stipendiat och för vilket ändamål. Ansökan görs per mejl till jeanette.gentele@svd.se eller i brev till Svenska Filmkritikerförbundet, c/o Jeanette Gentele, Rörstrandsgatan 22, 113 40 Stockholm.

Filmkritikerförbundets styrelse utser stipendiaterna.
Stipendiaten ska sända in en stipendieberättelse, uteblir denna skall stipendiet återbetalas.

Berlinfestivalen söker unga kritiker

Fipresci, i samarbete med Gotheinstitutet och Berlinale Talent Campus bjuder in filmkritiker under 30 år till filmfestivalen i Berlin 2007.

Sök! Eller tipsa en yngre kollega. Sista ansökningsdag 1 november.

FIPRESCI informs:

Berlinale Talent Campus # 5 – The Talent Press
Call for Applications

Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe-Institute
and FIPRESCI invite young film critics to Berlin.

Dear Friends of Film,

We would like to invite you and/or your colleagues to apply for The Talent Press, a project of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe-Institute, and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics). Young film critics and film journalists will be invited to Berlin to report on the films at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival (February 08-18, 2007) and on the events of the Berlinale Talent Campus (February 10-15, 2007).

The application phase for the Talent Press started. The following application criteria can also be found online at
www.berlinale-talentcampus.de
and www.fipresci.org

Eligible are young film critics or journalists:

— who are fluent in English (writing and speaking)
— who are under 30 years
— who are eager to report on films within the framework of the Berlin International Film Festival and on events held during the Berlinale Talent Campus 2007
— who have published articles in newspapers, film magazines, on websites or at universities

What we expect from you:

— to work equally in all fields of journalism – you will write interviews, reviews, reports, articles and features on the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Berlin International Film Festival
— to attend daily editorial meetings with their mentors (see below)

This material may be published on www.berlinale-talentcampus.de and www.fipresci.org. Participants will grant unlimited use and exploitation rights in and to all articles and reviews done in the framework of the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Berlin International Film Festival.

What we will offer you:

— a share of the travel expenses according to your country of origin
— free accommodation in youth hostels in Berlin from February 08 to 16, 2007
— the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and to be with 350 young talented filmmakers from all over the world and to experience the day-to-day buzz of a prestigious A-Festival
— you will be guided through the Berlin International Film Festival by Peter Cowie (former International Publishing Director of “Variety” and author of many books on film), Oliver Baumgarten (Chief Editor ”Schnitt”) and other renowned film critics. Every day, you will write a critique about a film from the festival programme or short reviews of an event at the Campus programme, and will discuss and review it with their fellow participants and film critics.

Your online application should include:

— Curriculum vitae and personal data (address, email etc.)
— up to three (3) original copies of articles that you have published in the last two (2) years (if these articles are not in English you should supply us with a decent translation as a proof of your English writing skills for each article)

Your steps to completing an online application:

— You can only apply on the Berlinale Talent Campus website
www.berlinale-talentcampus.de
(All the relevant information and the application form can be found under the menu point APPLICATION. Be sure to choose the Talent Press Application.)
— Get an application number on our website.
— Log in and fill out the complete online application form.
— Please ensure that you have filled out the online application completely. If you are unable to upload your articles you can send them by regular mail.
— Your work must be at the Berlinale Talent Campus by November 1, 2006. Please make sure your name and application number are clearly displayed on your articles.

If you have any queries please contact
talentpress@berlinale-talentcampus.de

The application deadline is November 1, 2006. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of December.

Watch out for the new features on the website!

The Talent Campus website www.berlinale-talentcampus.de has been completely relaunched to offer more information at a glance about talents, alumni and the renowned experts. We have also introduced two exciting tools:
1) use the Campus Calendar to find out about important dates and events related to the Campus, to get the word out on events and festival screenings, and to see what other Talents are busy doing: www.berlinale-talentcampus.de
2) use the Campus Blog to access every article or news release published by the Campus-Network. This quick gateway to Planet Talent also offers another way to give us feedback – comments and TrackBacks are welcome.

You can log in at:
blog.berlinale-talentcampus.de

Hungry for news about film and fresh talent? The Campus RSS-Feed enables your news-reading programme to follow the activities of the Campus in a comfortable way.

Kind regards
Berlinale Talent Campus Team
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Potsdamer Strasse 5
D-10785 Berlin
T +49 (30) 259 20 515
F +49 (30) 259 20 519
talentpress@berlinale-talentcampus.de
www.berlinale-talentcampus.de

The Berlinale Talent Campus is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival. The Talent Press is organised in co-operation with FIPRESCI, Goethe Institute and Goethe Forum.