Saturday, February 12, 2005

Berlin film fest, day 2

What better place to organise a schmoozefest for introspective screenwriters than in a bar called Oxymoron? The Denmark-based MEDIA programme North By Northwest threw its first ever Berlin bash. An excellent way to catch up with writing folk from all over Northwestern Europe who followed the programme along with me five years ago.

I ran into NxNW director Anette Funch, freelance script editor Jane Williams (ex NFTS Beaconsfield, ex Binger Institute), screenwriter and Talent Campus-participant Rachel Mathews and German producer Babette Schroeder.

We all sampled a Berlin delicacy involving prosecco wine, soda water and ice cubes, which the locals undoubtedly call Schnoerrle or something like that. It was a merry reunion, but with 200 hungry writers in one room the networking potential was minimal.

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