European Talents


This year’s presentation of 10 TV series and film projects from Europe’s new generation of talents at the fmx/06 EUROPEAN TALENTS was a great success.

The TV series "BERNIE AND BINGO" from the Danish director, Sabine RAVN, as well as the series project from the graduates of the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf, "LITTLE LANCELOT" (Theresa STROZYK) and "THE ELEPHANT FAILS" (Lars KRUEGER) have a very good chance that WDR, Super RTL, MotionWorks and EM.TV, as well as the Danish company A.Film and the Spanish company Zinkia Entertainment will develop their projects further.

Manuela Lumb, director of the childrens programme, "Sendung mit der Maus" was impressed by the quality and professionalism of the presentation of all projects. She stated that "the EUROPEAN TALENTS has now become the showroom for the new European generation".

Michael Schmetz, director of European Talents, was very pleased to announce that some of the jury - consisting of producers and broadcasters - have commited themselves to tutorialships.

The 3D-film project "WURMS AND BORST IN: THE AWAKENING from Ludwigsburg students, Johannes KUEMMEL and Thomas HINKE shone with its originality and humour. The successful producer, Karsten Kiilerich, (A.Film), who this year is releasing the films "ASTERIX AND OBELIX" and "THE UGLY DUCKLING" will help the young directors.

EUROPEAN TALENTS took place this year for the fourth time during fmx. Since 2003, about a quarter of the projects presented here have been realised.
"The decision to internationalize this forum was right", said Manuel Cristobal of Zinkia Ent. Spain. "The majority of animated series and feature projects must be internationally co-produced."

EUROPEAN TALENTS networks the new generation with the market and annually presents a selection of the best European feature and series projects to the industry.




Wednesday May 03



Studio B

11:00-13:00
Wednesday May 03
Studio B
European Talents
„Pitch me if you can!”
A successful pitch – thoughts tools and ways

Sibylle Kurz, Coach, www.pitching.de


Thursday May 04

11:00-16:00
Thursday May 04
Studio B
European Talents
Pitching Sessions: Presentation to the Jury
Manuel Christobal/Zinkia Entertainment, Susanne Schosser/EM.Entertainment & Junior.TV , Karsten Kiilerich/A. Film A/S, Manuela Schöbel Lumb/WDR, Karen Mitrega/Super RTL, Tamas Liszka/SzimplaFilm Ltd , Tony Loeser/MotionWorks GmbH, Ulrike Häfner/SWR Kinder- & Familienprogramm
16:00-18:00
Thursday May 04
Studio B
European Talents
Minimarket