EYES & EARS 2019

18 November / Munich

New Talents

The Eyes & Ears New Talents provide a platform for young talents to present their innovative works. Hands-on, inspiring and trend-setting, they present their projects to an expert audience. The industry meeting thus offers them the opportunity to make direct contact with those who are always on the lookout for young creative talents. At the same time, the young creative talents give long-standing media professionals creative impulses for their own work.

On 13 September, an expert jury selected the three finalists from among many unique submissions, who will present their projects at EYES & EARS 2019 on 18 November.

The Eyes & Ears New Talents Jury 2019:

Prof. Manfred Becker, Ehrenpräsident Eyes & Ears of Europe; Mark Fleig, Golden Claim; Volker Hundertmark, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland; Prof. Maximilian Kock, OTH Amberg-Weiden; Dr. Anselm Kreuzer, Komponist; Prof. Ralf Lobeck, AMD; Patrick Ruch, DW; Karin Sarholz, Consultant; Anne Vogt, Die Werbeinsel

The New Talents 2019 are:

Being Boss

Ben Turlach, Sinan Sevinc, Christopher Behrmann

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg

Freedom of the Internet

Louisa Wolf

ESAD art + design, Matosinhos, Portugal

Du bisch nöd allei

Nil Günes

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

Refreshing views and interesting experiments are presented by trainees, students and graduates at the annual Eyes & Ears New Talents. Young creative people have the opportunity to present their projects to an international audience. The young creatives like to take this opportunity - also to make important contacts for their professional future. I think it's very good that Eyes & Ears of Europe is so actively involved in promoting young creative talents.

Guido Ahnert, Project Lead Design MDR, Leipzig

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Being Boss

If you ask for the idea of a boss, you usually get similar answers: tall, well-groomed, dominant, elegantly dressed and primarily male. A woman with a headscarf probably doesn't come to most people's minds. The spot thus shows a supposed contrast. But what seems to be opposite, we wanted to present with an unconventional obviousness. We want to question the definition of the term "boss". The story of our protagonist should serve as a positive example and show how you can lead your own life as a boss. This includes making one's own decisions and - true to the motto: "Be the Boss you want to be" - standing resolutely behind them, no matter whether they are controversial or not. As a role model for a new generation, it thus symbolically stands for the brand, presents an image of diversity and cosmopolitanism, and frees itself from prejudices and clichés.

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Ben Turlach, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg

Ben Turlach, born 1989 in Berlin. After school, Ben completed a three-year commercial apprenticeship in retail. After his one-year civilian service, he worked in retail for another three years, during which time he ran a mobile communications business. In the following years he spent his time as a freelancer in the event and host sector for well-known customers. After a six-month internship as a production assistant in the production company SamFilm, he worked as a freelance producer and assistant on various projects. Since September 2017 he has been studying production at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg with a focus on advertising production.

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Sinan Sevinc, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg

Sinan Sevinç completed various internships in editorial offices, advertising agencies and the TV industry after completing his Abitur before beginning his studies in "Crossmedia Journalism" at the Stuttgart Media University in 2014. He successfully completed his studies in 2017. Immediately afterwards, he took the entrance examinations of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and since then has been studying the subject "Direction for Advertising Film" in Ludwigsburg. In addition, he has been working as a freelance director for various production companies for several years and has realised projects for well-known clients such as Mercedes-Benz, adidas Originals and Sony Music. 

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Christopher Behrmann, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg

Christopher Behrmann, born in 1988 in Berlin-Spandau, studied image and sound at the Robert-Schumann Musikhochschule Düsseldorf after his Abitur and then worked for 2 years as a freelance camera assistant and sound engineer in advertising productions and at WDR. Since 2017 Christopher studies camera/image design at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and works freelance as DP for advertising productions.

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The Freedom of the Internet

"In order to see with my own eyes what the Darknet actually has on offer, I went in myself and looked around a bit. The disturbing results of my amazingly uncomplicated and simple research are shown in the animation "The Freedom of the Internet". With the help of the all anonymizing Tor Browser, it is basically possible for any user to move around the Internet unseen and bring the freedom that comes with it to its limits."

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Louisa Wolf, ESAD art + design, Matosinhos, Portugal

Louisa Wolf, born 1995 in Kaiserslautern, has been studying Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt since 2015. After her Abitur, she completed various internships, including at Edenspiekermann in Berlin and YOKE in Copenhagen, Denmark. She spent the winter semester 2018/19 at the ESAD School of Art and Design in Porto, Portugal.

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Du bisch nöd allei

"Du bisch nöd allei" is a Swiss social media campaign for young people with mental illnesses. The campaign was initiated by Nil Günes for her bachelor thesis at the Zurich University of the Arts. The campaign is based on 5 short portraits of young adults who had to struggle with mental illnesses in their youth or who are still undergoing treatment. The campaign started with a video by the producer, who herself stepped in front of the camera to present the project and tell about her own experiences. Through the intimate insights into the lives of the protagonists and their experiences, the short portraits of a new, struggling generation will show that they are not alone with their mental illness.

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Nil Günes, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

Nil Günes brings stories to social media. After graduating from secondary school, Nil decided to pursue her passion and venture into a new industry - with success. From 2016 she studied Cast / audiovisual Media and completed her studies in summer 2019 at the Zurich University of the Arts with her project "Du bisch nöd allei". She currently works as a freelancer in the field of content production and social media, combining videos with empathy and passion.