Under the title “The Nature of Relations,” Berlinale Talents its 14th edition will focus on the power, force and energy of
interconnected thinking and creating. 300 outstanding Talents will be invited to a program with international experts, again held at the three venues of
HAU Hebbel am Ufer, from February 13 -18, 2016.
will host around 100 talks, workshops and networking events providing Talents and festival guests with a vibrant testing field for collaboration and
exchange. In this edition, Berlinale Talents will practically explore new methods for collective and interdisciplinary film work, immerse into the
inner coherences of story and character in cinematic narration and tackle the quality of actual relationships, e.g. with audiences against and across
political, economic and cultural borders.
“In a time when connections are everything and everyone is connected, the nature of the relation itself is still a habitat to discover. Together, we aim to
shed light on single elements as well as see the bigger picture,” describes program manager Florian Weghorn the idea behind the upcoming program and
the key visual 2016.
In close collaboration with the European Film Market and the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents continues to
develop formats to address the challenges of an ever-changing film industry. The 2016 “Sales & Distribution Studio” adds new activities for its 10
participants and growing alumni network, which at present consists of 50 innovative sales agents and distributors. Another joint initiative is “Drama
Series Days”, where Berlinale Talents again offers a range of talks and workshops focusing on serial storytelling and production.
is the festival’s summit and networking platform for 300 emerging Talents from the fields of directing, producing, acting, screenwriting, cinematography,
editing, production design, film criticism, world sales, distribution, sound design and score composing. 2.648 film professionals from 118 countries have
applied for the 2016 edition and are being currently reviewed by an international selection committee.
For more information on Berlinale Talents visit HERE.