The event I'm most anticipating in 2007 is, sadly, not the opening of Spider-Man 3. No, what I'm most looking forward to is the 57th Berlin International Film Festival -- mainly, because I'll be traveling to Germany in order to cover the fest for Cinematical. Not only am I stoked to return to Berlin -- a city I absolutely adore -- but I'll also have a chance to bring a big taste of the fest back to you, the reader, while you lounge about your living room in that adorable pair of pajamas grandma bought you for Christmas.

One of the ultra cool aspects of Berlinale is its Talent Campus, a program which invites young aspiring filmmakers from all over the world to take part in a series of workshops, lectures and screenings dedicated to their particular craft, be it directing, screenwriting, composing, etc ... This year, however, the Campus is introducing a new Garage Flick project, as part of The Garage Studio, where Campus participants will get the chance to produce one digital short film per day, only to watch it be instantaneously uploaded online and available to watch via the Campus website, as well as on iTunes (Apple is an official sponsor of the project).

The Garage Flick project will take place over the course of five days, beginning February 10 and concluding on February 15, the final day of the Berlinale Talent Campus. And, on that final day, all of the Garage Flicks will be showcased on the big screen for the public. Fear not Cinematical fanatics, yours truly will try his best to get in there and attempt to cover some of the behind-the-scenes action, bringing you that much closer to this unique and spirited program.

categories Movies, Cinematical