Berlinale Talents is the creative summit and networking platform for emerging film and TV professionals at the Berlin International Film
Festival. Every year, 300 international creatives from various disciplines are invited to Berlin to expand their horizons through all kinds of insightful
and invaluable input, to share experiences with experts and among each other, and to become a part of the ever-growing community of Berlinale Talents
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Deadline is September 1st, 2015
Eligible for Berlinale Talents are film and (TV) drama series professionals in the fifth to tenth year of their career:
actors, cinematographers, directors, distributors, editors, film critics, producers, production designers, sales agents, screenwriters, score composers,
and sound designers
The application procedure varies depending on your field of work. To find out if you are eligible to apply and to get a quick overview of the application
process you can watch this helpful application VIDEO and to find further information on how to apply page you can email Berlinale Talents at
The Summit offers a program of around 60 master classes, roundtables and interactive panel discussions per year. Film professionals from the Berlinale,
the European Film Market and many other experts of international reputation and from various backgrounds give insights into their work and enter into a
direct dialogue with the audience.
Last year’s Summit welcomed Darren Aronofsky, Claudia Llosa, Matthew Weiner, Ursula Meier, Joshua Oppenheimer, Alex McDowell, Joanna Hogg, The Yes Men, Wim
Wenders, Bong Joon-Ho, Walter Salles, and many more.
You can still browse through the 2015 events HERE.
Participating actors, cinematographers, distributors, editors, production designers, sales agents, score composers and sound designers are automatically
considered for one of the corresponding Studio programs at Berlinale Talents.
In the Studios they can share their ideas with fellow Talents, take part in various hands-on programs and excursions, and discuss and improve the
aesthetics and mechanics of their own work under the tutelage of mentors and experts.
Find out more about the six Studios at Berlinale Talents HERE.
Selected screenwriters and writer-directors (incl. Berlinale Talents alumni) are offered the right environment to further work on and present their new
fiction, documentary and short film projects while being in Berlin.
Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station provide development with regard to concept, story structure and creative issues. All three Stations are
concluded with public presentations in front of representatives from the international film industry.
Learn more about the Project Labs and browse through the projects of 2015 HERE.
-Talent Project Market
The TPM is the successful collaboration between Berlinale Talents and the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Invited producers (incl. Berlinale Talents
alumni) have the chance to present their fully developed feature film projects to international co-producers and financiers, get inside knowledge and new
contacts. They can also win two monetary awards.
In preparation for the two days of one-on-one meetings, the selected Talents take part in a special program under the guidance of industry experts and
To find out more about the Talent Project Market visit HERE
Talent Press offers the most promising critics and journalists a platform and mentorship to acquaint themselves with current trends in world cinema and
The participants meet people, review movies and take part in events throughout the entire festival and Berlinale Talents. They share their experiences and
thoughts in an extensive essay, published at different websites and within their own international networks.