Someone at Variety isn’t a fan…
A wee excerpt:
As a means of extending a fest’s reach — not to mention promoting its brand — this is useful in the extreme. But inevitably, the initiative has left some festgoers cold, with a number of industry veterans warning that Berlin — now juggling an A-list film festival, a thriving sales market and a training academy — is in danger of overstretching its resources.
In this respect, matters seemed to reach a head in 2007: A number of visitors complained that, at times, the event felt more like a film school with a festival attached than the other way around.
“Am I alone in wishing this place would just show movies?” lamented one longtime attendee.
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Link from Berlinale Talent Campus site