TalentX returns to Amsterdam for second edition
by Naman Ramachandran
- International forum is specifically designed for film talent developers
TalentX, an international forum designed for industry professionals working in film talent development from across the EU and beyond, will return to Amsterdam for its second edition 16-18 March 2016. The event is hosted by Creative England in partnership with the Danish Film Institute, the Irish Film Board and the Netherlands Film Fund, with the support of the EU’s Creative Europe programme. The 2016 edition will look to shape new approaches, attitudes and models for talent development. The results of the 2015 event were presented at Cannes earlier this year.
In 2015 there were guest speakers from StudioCanal, Memento Films International, SquareOne Entertainment, Haut et Court, Morena Films, Sampo Media, Habbekrats, Sundance Institute, Screen Australia, Rotterdam International Film Festival and TorinoFilmLab, as well as filmmakers Duane Hopkins (UK), Tristan Goligher (UK), Paddy Breathnach (Ireland) and Sacha Polak (Netherlands).
Caroline Cooper-Charles, Head of Film at Creative England said, “Developing talent and ideas is the lifeblood of our industry, but it is easy to get stuck in cycles and methodology that can hamper a positive development process. TalentX is a wonderful forum for developers to collectively set aside preconceptions, explore alternative ways of working and discover new creative strategies. We’re excited to welcome new participants and continue our relationships with key partners to build on the success of last year’s event.”