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18 Mar 2015 - 20 Mar 2015

Amsterdam | TalentX: Developing the Developers international film forum



TalentX: Developing the Developers is the first international forum for industry professionals working to support the development and progression of film talent. It takes place 18-20 March at EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam.

TalentX is aimed at talent developers from studios and commercial companies as well as state funding agencies and other organisations such as film labs and schools - all proactively working with new and emerging talent. As well as peer-to-peer networking, they will take part in a learning and ideas exchange, focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing talent development. Other significant players in the film and television ecology including broadcasters, financiers and business executives, sales agents, distributors and exhibitors, as well as filmmakers who have experienced different kinds of talent support and development, will be invited to take part as contributors and facilitators. The participant fee includes full programme costs, food and accommodation. Scholarship places are also available (see website for details - no deadline is posted) ELIGIBILITY TalentX is an international programme designed for professionals working to support and develop talent on the journey from short form content to fiction feature films, including:
  • Talent Development Executives & Managers;
  • Heads of Development;
  • Script Development Executives;
  • Fund Managers / Heads of Funds;
  • Commissioning Editors;
  • Programme Managers & Workshop Leaders (labs, festivals, film schools).
A small number of places will also be considered for experienced professionals moving from related production or other roles into talent development, e.g:
  • Producers;
  • Sales Agents;
  • Distributors.
As places are strictly limited, eligibility criteria will be checked before confirmation. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to eligible professionals. As this is a MEDIA supported programme, 80% of places will be allocated to EU residents. However the programme also welcomes the participation of professionals from further afield. TalentX is hosted by Creative England in partnership with the Danish Film Institute and the Irish Film Board, and supported by the EU’s Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme.