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BERLINALE TALENTS | 17 — 22 Feb 2018

Berlinale Talents

Berlinale Talents is the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for 250 outstanding creatives from the fields of film and drama series.

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Berlinale Talents is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, in cooperation with Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. It was initiated in 2003.

In addition to the extensive summit programme of master classes and panel discussions with top-notch experts, Berlinale Talents offers a range of Project Labs in which you can further develop and present your own project. Berlinale Talents also provides Studio programmes and workshops for specific groups of film professionals. As an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, the entire event is closely linked with the programmes of the festival sections and the European Film Market.

While the roots of Berlinale Talents are firmly planted in Berlin new shoots of the initiative have been sprouting internationally. These Talents International editions, Talents Beirut in Lebanon, Talents Buenos Aires in Argentina, Talents Guadalajara in Mexico, Talents Durban in South Africa, Talents Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Talents Tokyo in Japan have the familiar structure and purpose of their German counterpart; all the while retaining a regional perspective and finding support and the necessary amenities in a locally based international film festival. Talents initiatives are supported by local partners as well as by the Goethe-Institut.

Summit

The Summit programme of Berlinale Talents comprises a wide range of talks, panel discussions, workshops, case studies and screenings of select alumni films at the three venues of the HAU Hebbel am Ufer theatre.

Thirty public events focus on a new topic each year, featuring a variety of formats and set-ups. On the HAU1 Grand Stage, internationally renowned experts offer insights into their work and methods. In the interactive panels, presentations and case studies on the HAU2 Talents Stage and the HAU3 Top Floor, experienced filmmakers and artists engage in a lively dialogue with the audience.

Browse through the events of our last edition, which took place from February 11-16, 2017. All live recordings and photos can be found in the Watch and Discover section. The new programme for Berlinale Talents will be published in February 2018 .

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Talents can register for specific Summit sessions for free. For general audiences, tickets are available at the festival and HAU box offices.

Grand format sessions The ‘grand format’ sessions of the Summit programme feature high-profile directors, producers, actors, editors, cinematographers, and production designers with an outstanding international reputation, who share their experience in moderated master classes, lectures and panel discussions. They give insight into various working methods and discuss different aspects of filmmaking, ranging from development and pre-production, production and post-production to promotion of films. Many of these sessions relate to brand new or upcoming cinema productions, their content, their format, and the people working on them. ‘Grand format’ sessions are moderated by experienced film critics or film industry professionals and provide a good setting for an intimate talk with inspiring guests.

Atelier sessions The Summit also offers an opportunity for more interactive panel discussions in the ‘atelier’ sessions. These are mid-scale events for a smaller audience, in which invited experts present practical case studies, enabling Talents to join the discussion and ask more practical questions. Quite often, the ‘atelier’ sessions focus on specific fields of work (like production or editing etc.), even though the sessions are always accessible to Talents from other fields of work. The ‘’atelier’’ set-up enables directors to deepen their insight in the details of cinematography, the dynamics of editing, the secrets of casting actors, new possibilities in digital production design for films, the latest developments in online distribution or the dos and don’ts of setting up an international co-production. This format explicitly shows an ever-changing film industry, shares the latest insights and reflects the flexibility demanded from film professionals. The sessions are usually divided into parts: a presentation, often using case studies and film clips, and an interactive part with a Q&A with the experts.

Summit experts Since the first edition in 2003, over 600 experts have participated in the Summit programme, including: Sir Ken Adam, Ana Lily Amirpour, Nicolas Becker, Gael García Bernal, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Park Chan-wook, Christo, Isabel Coixet, Willem Dafoe, Julie Delpy, Thomas Demand, Claire Denis, Alexandre Desplat, Anita Ekberg, Olafur Eliasson, Ralph Fiennes, Bence Fliegauf, Stephen Frears, Greta Gerwig, Gob Squad, Agnès Godard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Agnieszka Holland, Ted Hope, Dennis Hopper, Nina Hoss, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Holly Hunter, Gaston Kaboré, Janusz Kamiński, Shah Rukh Khan, Victor Kossakovsky, Ed Lachman, Mike Leigh, Matthew Libatique, Ken Loach, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Andie MacDowell, Lucrecia Martel, Juergen Mayer H., Alex McDowell, Brillante Mendoza, John Cameron Mitchell, Walter Murch, Michael Nyman, Joshua Oppenheimer, David OReilly, José Padilha, Hengameh Panahi, Raoul Peck, Christian Petzold, Laura Poitras, Charlotte Rampling, Keanu Reeves, Carlos Reygadas, Alex Rodriguez, Isabella Rossellini, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Walter Salles, James Schamus, Volker Schlöndorff, Paul Schrader, Ridley Scott, Ulrich Seidl, Abderrahmane Sissako, Molly Marlene Stensgaard, Tilda Swinton, István Szabó, Tom Tykwer, Christine Vachon, Paul Verhoeven, Andrzej Wajda, Wim Wenders, Michael Werner, Wong Kar-wai, Jia Zhang-ke and many more.

 Paul Verhoeven at the panel Courage: Against All Odds © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Paul Verhoeven at the panel Courage: Against All Odds © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 1 / 10
 Audience at the panel Courage: Against All Odds © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Audience at the panel Courage: Against All Odds © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 2 / 10
 Christo at his lecture No Longer There: The Art of Disappearance. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Christo at his lecture No Longer There: The Art of Disappearance. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 3 / 10
 Peter Cowie, Timothy Spall, Heidi Levitt and Florian Weghorn © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Peter Cowie, Timothy Spall, Heidi Levitt and Florian Weghorn © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 4 / 10
 Raoul Peck and Ben Gibson at the talk Shock of the Real: History as Provocation © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Raoul Peck and Ben Gibson at the talk Shock of the Real: History as Provocation © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 5 / 10
 Audience at the panel Fifty-Fifty: Producing Gender Equality © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Audience at the panel Fifty-Fifty: Producing Gender Equality © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 6 / 10
 Agnieszka Holland © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Agnieszka Holland © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 7 / 10
Gurinder Chadha © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 Gurinder Chadha © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Gurinder Chadha © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 8 / 10
 Dieter Kosslick at the Dine & Shine dinner © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Dieter Kosslick at the Dine & Shine dinner © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 9 / 10
Doc Different: Co-Producing Culture © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 The panel Doc Different: Co-Producing Culture © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
The panel Doc Different: Co-Producing Culture © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 10 / 10

Talents can register for specific Summit sessions for free. For general audiences, tickets are available at the festival and HAU box offices.

Grand format sessions The ‘grand format’ sessions of the Summit programme feature high-profile directors, producers, actors, editors, cinematographers, and production designers with an outstanding international reputation, who share their experience in moderated master classes, lectures and panel discussions. They give insight into various working methods and discuss different aspects of filmmaking, ranging from development and pre-production, production and post-production to promotion of films. Many of these sessions relate to brand new or upcoming cinema productions, their content, their format, and the people working on them. ‘Grand format’ sessions are moderated by experienced film critics or film industry professionals and provide a good setting for an intimate talk with inspiring guests.

Atelier sessions The Summit also offers an opportunity for more interactive panel discussions in the ‘atelier’ sessions. These are mid-scale events for a smaller audience, in which invited experts present practical case studies, enabling Talents to join the discussion and ask more practical questions. Quite often, the ‘atelier’ sessions focus on specific fields of work (like production or editing etc.), even though the sessions are always accessible to Talents from other fields of work. The ‘’atelier’’ set-up enables directors to deepen their insight in the details of cinematography, the dynamics of editing, the secrets of casting actors, new possibilities in digital production design for films, the latest developments in online distribution or the dos and don’ts of setting up an international co-production. This format explicitly shows an ever-changing film industry, shares the latest insights and reflects the flexibility demanded from film professionals. The sessions are usually divided into parts: a presentation, often using case studies and film clips, and an interactive part with a Q&A with the experts.

Summit experts Since the first edition in 2003, over 600 experts have participated in the Summit programme, including: Sir Ken Adam, Ana Lily Amirpour, Nicolas Becker, Gael García Bernal, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Park Chan-wook, Christo, Isabel Coixet, Willem Dafoe, Julie Delpy, Thomas Demand, Claire Denis, Alexandre Desplat, Anita Ekberg, Olafur Eliasson, Ralph Fiennes, Bence Fliegauf, Stephen Frears, Greta Gerwig, Gob Squad, Agnès Godard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Agnieszka Holland, Ted Hope, Dennis Hopper, Nina Hoss, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Holly Hunter, Gaston Kaboré, Janusz Kamiński, Shah Rukh Khan, Victor Kossakovsky, Ed Lachman, Mike Leigh, Matthew Libatique, Ken Loach, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Andie MacDowell, Lucrecia Martel, Juergen Mayer H., Alex McDowell, Brillante Mendoza, John Cameron Mitchell, Walter Murch, Michael Nyman, Joshua Oppenheimer, David OReilly, José Padilha, Hengameh Panahi, Raoul Peck, Christian Petzold, Laura Poitras, Charlotte Rampling, Keanu Reeves, Carlos Reygadas, Alex Rodriguez, Isabella Rossellini, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Walter Salles, James Schamus, Volker Schlöndorff, Paul Schrader, Ridley Scott, Ulrich Seidl, Abderrahmane Sissako, Molly Marlene Stensgaard, Tilda Swinton, István Szabó, Tom Tykwer, Christine Vachon, Paul Verhoeven, Andrzej Wajda, Wim Wenders, Michael Werner, Wong Kar-wai, Jia Zhang-ke and many more.

Project Labs

In Project Labs, selected participants have the chance to further work on and present their new fiction, documentary and short film projects. Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station offer development in regard to concept, story structure and creative issues to help improve a project.

The Stations also aim at creating a network of screenwriters who will be able to benefit from each other‘s experiences and from the input of the mentors. At the Talent Project Market, selected producers and directors have the chance to present their fully developed film project to international co-producers and financiers.

Doc Station

Doc Station offers Talents the opportunity to further develop their particular documentary project and bring it with the help of professional mentors to the next level.

Browse projects and participants of Doc Station 2017

Life on Screen

Ten selected documentary filmmakers participating in Berlinale Talents are offered project development in regards to concept, story structure and creative issues. This project lab also aims at creating a network of filmmakers who will be able to benefit from each other‘s experiences and from the input of our mentors. Doc Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet taken part in this project lab.

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During the week, participants take part in an intensive Project Development Day and have the opportunity to one-on-one meetings with two different mentors. They get to work on their project description for the public presentation of Doc Station and continue development of their project treatment. After the public presentation the participants have the chance to meet with producers attending Berlinale Talents. Apart from their time spent at Doc Station the selected filmmakers will participate in the Summit programme of Berlinale Talents.

Who can apply?
Doc Station is looking for directors who have either made a feature-length documentary film before, or directors who have made a short documentary and are now working on a feature-length documentary film for the first time. The previous film should have been screened at an international film festival or been broadcast on television. Applicants should show a good understanding of the film industry. The main aim of Doc Station is not to help find a producer or funding for the project, to advise on the projects‘ budget, to arrange or facilitate co-production meetings. Doc Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet taken part in this project lab.

How to apply?
First step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a director. After submitting the general application, the possibility is given to apply for Doc Station. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
Doc Station is supported by the German Federal Filmboard (FFA) and Sources 2.

 Doc Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Doc Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 1 / 5
Doc Station: Three Rounds of Practical Doc Questions © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Doc Station: Three Rounds of Practical Doc Questions © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Doc Station: Three Rounds of Practical Doc Questions © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 2 / 5
 Project Labs Presentation: Doc Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Project Labs Presentation: Doc Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 3 / 5
 Project Labs Presentation: Doc Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Project Labs Presentation: Doc Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 4 / 5
 Project Labs Presentation: Doc Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Project Labs Presentation: Doc Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 5 / 5

During the week, participants take part in an intensive Project Development Day and have the opportunity to one-on-one meetings with two different mentors. They get to work on their project description for the public presentation of Doc Station and continue development of their project treatment. After the public presentation the participants have the chance to meet with producers attending Berlinale Talents. Apart from their time spent at Doc Station the selected filmmakers will participate in the Summit programme of Berlinale Talents.

Who can apply?
Doc Station is looking for directors who have either made a feature-length documentary film before, or directors who have made a short documentary and are now working on a feature-length documentary film for the first time. The previous film should have been screened at an international film festival or been broadcast on television. Applicants should show a good understanding of the film industry. The main aim of Doc Station is not to help find a producer or funding for the project, to advise on the projects‘ budget, to arrange or facilitate co-production meetings. Doc Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet taken part in this project lab.

How to apply?
First step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a director. After submitting the general application, the possibility is given to apply for Doc Station. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
Doc Station is supported by the German Federal Filmboard (FFA) and Sources 2.

Script Station

Script Station offers Talents the opportunity to work closely with script consultants to fine-tune their scripts, deepen their stories and bring precision and life to their pages.

Browse projects and participants of Script Station 2017

Bringing Life to Pages

Ten selected screenwriters participating in Berlinale Talents are offered project development in regards to concept, story structure and creative issues to help improve their particular project. Script Station also aims at creating a network of screenwriters who will be able to benefit from each other‘s experiences and from the input of our mentors. Script Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet taken part in this project lab.

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During the week, participants take part in an intensive Project Development Day and have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with a script mentor. They get to work on their project description for the public presentation of Script Station, and continue development of their project treatment. After the public presentation, the participants will have the chance to meet with directors and producers attending Berlinale Talents. Apart from their time spent at Script Station the selected filmmakers will participate in the Summit programme of Berlinale Talents.

Who can apply?
Script Station is looking for screenwriters who have either written a script for a feature length film or a high quality tv series or screenwriters who have written a script for a short film, and are now working on a script for a feature length film for the first time. The previous film should have been screened at an international film festival or been broadcast on television. Applicants should show a good understanding of the film industry. The main aim of Script Station is not to help find a director or producer, nor funding for the project, to advise on the projects‘ budget, or to arrange or facilitate co-production meetings. Script Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet taken part in this project lab.

How to apply?
First step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a screenwriter or director. After submitting the general application the possibility is given to apply for Script Station. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
Script Station is supported by the German Federal Filmboard (FFA) and Sources 2.

 Script Station participants © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Script Station participants © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 1 / 6
 Script Station © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Script Station © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 2 / 6
 Project Labs Presentation: Script Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Project Labs Presentation: Script Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 3 / 6
 Project Labs Presentation: Script Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Project Labs Presentation: Script Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 4 / 6
 Project Labs Presentation: Script Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Project Labs Presentation: Script Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 5 / 6
 Project Labs Presentation: Script Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Project Labs Presentation: Script Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 6 / 6

During the week, participants take part in an intensive Project Development Day and have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with a script mentor. They get to work on their project description for the public presentation of Script Station, and continue development of their project treatment. After the public presentation, the participants will have the chance to meet with directors and producers attending Berlinale Talents. Apart from their time spent at Script Station the selected filmmakers will participate in the Summit programme of Berlinale Talents.

Who can apply?
Script Station is looking for screenwriters who have either written a script for a feature length film or a high quality tv series or screenwriters who have written a script for a short film, and are now working on a script for a feature length film for the first time. The previous film should have been screened at an international film festival or been broadcast on television. Applicants should show a good understanding of the film industry. The main aim of Script Station is not to help find a director or producer, nor funding for the project, to advise on the projects‘ budget, or to arrange or facilitate co-production meetings. Script Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet taken part in this project lab.

How to apply?
First step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a screenwriter or director. After submitting the general application the possibility is given to apply for Script Station. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
Script Station is supported by the German Federal Filmboard (FFA) and Sources 2.

Short Film Station

Short Film Station offers Talents the opportunity to further develop their short film script and meet with potential partners to produce their film.

Browse projects and participants of Short Film Station 2017

Lesson in Short

At Short Film Station ten selected writers / directors participating in Berlinale Talents are offered a meeting platform with emerging German and international producers as well as the chance to work with a script editor during one-on-one meetings to refine their scripts. The participants get to enhance their projects before taking part in a day of in-depth meetings with producers.

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Additionally, experts give participants insights into the possibilities for financing short films in Germany and Europe, as well as into the latest developments in the short film industry. The selected filmmakers will be presented at the reception for the short film industry during the Berlin International Film Festival.

Who can apply?
Short Film Station is aimed at writers/directors with strong short film ideas that have already been developed, and might have been pitched recently at other programmes like Clermont-Ferrand (Euro Connection) or elsewhere. Short Film Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet participated in this project lab.

How to apply
First step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a director. After submitting the general application the possibility is given to apply for Short Film Station. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
Short Film Station is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Short Film Agency Hamburg, AG Kurzfilm (German Short Film Association) and Berlinale Shorts.

 Short Film Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Short Film Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 1 / 5
 Project Labs Presentation: Short Film Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Project Labs Presentation: Short Film Station © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 2 / 5
 Short Film Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Short Film Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 3 / 5
 Short Film Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Short Film Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 4 / 5
 Short Film Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Short Film Station participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 5 / 5

Additionally, experts give participants insights into the possibilities for financing short films in Germany and Europe, as well as into the latest developments in the short film industry. The selected filmmakers will be presented at the reception for the short film industry during the Berlin International Film Festival.

Who can apply?
Short Film Station is aimed at writers/directors with strong short film ideas that have already been developed, and might have been pitched recently at other programmes like Clermont-Ferrand (Euro Connection) or elsewhere. Short Film Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet participated in this project lab.

How to apply
First step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a director. After submitting the general application the possibility is given to apply for Short Film Station. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
Short Film Station is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Short Film Agency Hamburg, AG Kurzfilm (German Short Film Association) and Berlinale Shorts.

Talent Project Market

The Talent Project Market, a collaboration between the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents, offers Talents inside knowledge and contacts that are necessary to bring them closer to making their films.

Browse projects and participants of Talent Project Market 2017

Meet Your Perfect Match

Ten emerging producers are selected to present their film proposals to experienced co-producers and financiers who are attending the Berlinale Co-Production Market. In addition, two monetary awards are offered. Talent Project Market is open to producers participating in Berlinale Talents as well as to producer alumni.

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In preparation for the two days of one-on-one meetings with potential co-producers and financiers, Talents will participate in a two-day prep programme. Through the guidance and advice of industry experts and experienced consultants, Talents will be prepared for their meetings and supplement their knowledge with insights about the international film market. Exchanging with their peer participants, Talents will also gain from the valuable networking opportunity to forge life-long professional relationships and to share project ideas and experiences.

Monetary awards
The ten selected projects compete for two prizes. Three will be nominated for the VFF Talent Highlight Award of 10,000 Euros, and their projects will be pitched publicly at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The winner will be announced during a Pitch and Award Ceremony at the House of Representatives. In addition, the ARTE International Award endowed with 6,000 Euro is awarded to one of the projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (including Talent projects).

Who can apply?
You can apply for the Talent Project Market with a feature film project for theatrical release and suitable for an international co-production. The script of your film project must be finished and preferably have initial financing attached. Talent Project Market is also open to producer alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet participated in this project lab.

How to apply
First step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a producer. After submitting the general application the possibility is given to apply for the Talent Project Market. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly through their already existing Talents profile. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at tpm@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
The Talent Project Market is collaboration between the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.

 The participants of the Talent Project Market © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2017
The participants of the Talent Project Market © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2017 1 / 5
 A one-on-one meeting at the Talent Project Market © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2017
A one-on-one meeting at the Talent Project Market © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2017 2 / 5
 One-on-one meetings at the Talent Project Market © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2017
One-on-one meetings at the Talent Project Market © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2017 3 / 5
Talent Project Market 2017 © Silke Mayer, Berlinale 2017 Public pitch at the Talent Project Market © Silke Mayer, Berlinale 2017
Public pitch at the Talent Project Market © Silke Mayer, Berlinale 2017 4 / 5
VFF Talent Highlight Award © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 The winners of the VFF Talent Highlight Award © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
The winners of the VFF Talent Highlight Award © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 5 / 5

In preparation for the two days of one-on-one meetings with potential co-producers and financiers, Talents will participate in a two-day prep programme. Through the guidance and advice of industry experts and experienced consultants, Talents will be prepared for their meetings and supplement their knowledge with insights about the international film market. Exchanging with their peer participants, Talents will also gain from the valuable networking opportunity to forge life-long professional relationships and to share project ideas and experiences.

Monetary awards
The ten selected projects compete for two prizes. Three will be nominated for the VFF Talent Highlight Award of 10,000 Euros, and their projects will be pitched publicly at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The winner will be announced during a Pitch and Award Ceremony at the House of Representatives. In addition, the ARTE International Award endowed with 6,000 Euro is awarded to one of the projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (including Talent projects).

Who can apply?
You can apply for the Talent Project Market with a feature film project for theatrical release and suitable for an international co-production. The script of your film project must be finished and preferably have initial financing attached. Talent Project Market is also open to producer alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet participated in this project lab.

How to apply
First step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a producer. After submitting the general application the possibility is given to apply for the Talent Project Market. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly through their already existing Talents profile. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at tpm@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
The Talent Project Market is collaboration between the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.

Studios

Berlinale Talents provides a range of Studio programmes for specific groups of film professionals. Actors, cinematographers, distributors, editors, production designers, sales agents, score composers and sound designers are automatically considered for one of the corresponding Studios.

Here they can share their ideas with fellow talents, take part in various hands-on programmes and excursions, and discuss and improve the aesthetics and mechanics of their own work under the tutelage of renowned mentors and experts.

 Acting Studio: Embodying the Character © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Acting Studio: Embodying the Character © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 1 / 6
Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 2 / 6
Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 3 / 6
 World Building Live: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
World Building Live: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 4 / 6
Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 5 / 6
Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 6 / 6

Acting Studio

Ready to Play!

Actors are the crucial vehicle that conveys the dialogue and emotion of the film. Tasked with embodying the characters developed in collaboration with the scriptwriter and director – actors must work together with many creative contributors to realize their roles. Actors from around the world are invited to explore their techniques, to work with dialogue delivery, to meet with international casting directors and more in the Acting Studio. Offering a variety of sessions that focus on particular aspects of acting, these rigorous workshops help Acting Studio participants to develop skills to collaborate and communicate with everyone involved in the filmmaking process.

Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
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Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 2 / 8
Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 3 / 8
Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Acting Studio: Welcome © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 4 / 8
 Acting Studio: Embodying the Character © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
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Acting Studio: Embodying the Character © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 Acting Studio: Embodying the Character © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
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Acting Studio: Embodying the Character © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 Acting Studio: Embodying the Character © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
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Camera Studio

The World Seen Through Your Eyes

Knowing the mechanics of cinematography and postproduction, and applying technical precision are essential skills for bringing one‘s creative vision to the screen. The Camera Studio brings 20 Talent DoPs together to explore the thematic focus “Sculpting space and narrative with light”, as well as “Color correction on set and in the grading suite.” Lighting setups will be built in the studio and tested with the latest digital cameras, and the results will be graded and color-corrected using the latest state-of-the-art post-production tools and digital workflows. The Camera Studio is made possible through the support and cooperation the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB).

Meet the Expert, with Timo Salminen © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 Meet the Expert, with Timo Salminen © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Meet the Expert, with Timo Salminen © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 1 / 8
Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau
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Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Camera Studio: Enlightening Work © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Editing Studio

Life After Shooting

Editing can be an exacting process. In the Editing Studio, a master class, workshops and case studies held by noted editors enlighten the field of editing from different perspectives and offer the participants invaluable insight and tips into improving and strengthening the narrative structure of their future works. The Editing Studio focuses on crossing the borders between different fields of work, in particular highlighting the relationship of editors to directors and working with sound and music. The Editing Studio is realized in cooperation with the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB).

Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Editing Studio with Susan Korda © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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 At the 2016 Editing Studio © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
At the 2016 Editing Studio © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 5 / 7
 Group photo of the 2015 Editing Studio © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015
Group photo of the 2015 Editing Studio © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 6 / 7
Editing Studio At the 2014 Editing Studio © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
At the 2014 Editing Studio © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 7 / 7

Production Design Studio

The World is not Enough

Our world is the product of millennia of visionary designs and inventions by imaginative thinkers. Filmmakers envision possibilities beyond the limits of current reality and lead us on journeys to outer space or deep into the obscure corners of the mind. But how are these worlds conceived, designed and created? In the Production Design Studio, World-Building experts will explain how writers, filmmakers, designers, artist and producers can create unique worlds as the settings for their stories. Advances in technological possibilities and creative and collaborative methods have allowed makers to redefine what is possible for narrative media and storytelling. Embracing interdisciplinary and non-linear approaches, participants will use new inception and development processes to understand how to prototype and manufacture the imagination to approach the future of storytelling. At the core of the studio sessions, Talents will reexamine the creative process itself, to discover and develop new ways of seeing, thinking, iterating and collaborating.

 World Building Live: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
World Building Live: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 1 / 8
 World Building Live: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle © David Ausserhofer
World Building Live: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle © David Ausserhofer 2 / 8
 World Building Live: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle © David Ausserhofer
World Building Live: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle © David Ausserhofer 3 / 8
Production Design Studio: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle I © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Production Design Studio: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle I © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Production Design Studio: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle I © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Production Design Studio: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle I © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Production Design Studio: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle I © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Production Design Studio: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle I © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Production Design Studio: Future Cities, Surveillance and Spectacle I © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 6 / 8
 Group photo of the 2015 Production Design Studio and mentor Alex McDowell © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015
Group photo of the 2015 Production Design Studio and mentor Alex McDowell © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 7 / 8
 Visiting production designer Ken Adam at the Deutsche Kinemathek © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015
Visiting production designer Ken Adam at the Deutsche Kinemathek © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 8 / 8

Market Studio

Reaching New Audiences

Skilled distributors and sales agents can recognize a unique and innovative film and bring it to new audiences despite the great financial risks involved. Seasoned distributors, sales agents and producers share their insights into the multifaceted world of film distribution in Market Studio sessions. This Studio examines how distributors, sales agents and producers can build their audience and marketing strategy as early as possible in the film production process. By using case studies, connecting to the European Film Market and actively meeting filmmakers working on new film projects, participants will expand their network and examine current models of film distribution in various parts of the world. The Market Studio offers its participants the chance to work with highprofile experts, to meet fellow professionals and to benefit from each other’s experiences.

Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
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Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 5 / 6
Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Market Studio: Non-Conventional Distribution © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 6 / 6

Sound Studio

Setting the tone

Exceptional sound designs or scores can be as present as the film’s protagonist. The Sound Studio programme will focus on the use of sound in many aspects of the filmmaking process, ranging from designing a sound landscape to the intricacies of sound mixing, composing scores and exploring new technologies. Participants can discuss their current work with sound designers, who will also give a workshop on sound design.

Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Sound Studio: Digging Inside Sound © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
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Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 7 / 9
Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 8 / 9
Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017
Body Experience: Sounds From Inside © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017 9 / 9

Talent Press

Talent Press, an initiative of Berlinale Talents in collaboration with FIPRESCI and the Goethe-Institut, is a platform for young film critics and journalists from around the world to acquaint themselves with current trends in world cinema.

Selected by an international jury, eight film critics are invited to Berlin to review films and events throughout the entire festival.

Under the tutelage of prominent film critics they share their impressions and insights through their articles for the Berlinale Talents website and those of its partners - FIPRESCI and Goethe-Institut.

You can find current and previous articles on the Talent Press website.

 Talent Press participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
Talent Press participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017 1 / 8
 Talent Press workshop © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Talent Press workshop © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 2 / 8
 Talent Press workshop © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Talent Press workshop © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 3 / 8
 Talent Press workshop © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017
Talent Press workshop © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2017 4 / 8
 Talent Press participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
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 Talent Press participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
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 Talent Press participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
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 Talent Press participants © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2017
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