How to Apply

The 2018 application is now open (deadline: 4 September 2017, 23:59 CEST). Apply here.

Berlinale Talents is aimed at film and television professionals in the first 10 years of their careers. To find out if you are eligible to apply for Berlinale Talents or one of our project labs, and to get a quick overview of the application process, check out the information below.

Still got questions? Read our FAQs | Contact us at talents@berlinale.de

General Summit

Please choose your main field of work.





Project Labs

In addition to the general application, we encourage directors, screenwriters and producers to submit a project to one of our project labs. Before you can submit your project please complete the general application.

Former participants of Berlinale Talents may apply directly through their alumni profile. Please note that you cannot attend the same Project Lab twice.


Doc Station
Talent Project Market
Script Station
Short Film Station

Alumni Applicants

As a former participant of Berlinale Talents, there are numerous ways to come back for a second round.

Berlinale Talents Alumni

Directors, screenwriters and producers who already took part in a previous edition of Berlinale Talents may apply again with an ongoing project for one of our Project Labs. Before you apply, check the application criteria above to see if your project is in the right stage.

Relive the Summit Experience

Former Project Lab participants who were unable to take advantage of the broader programme of events during their first visit may reapply for Berlinale Talents. Attend master classes, interactive panel discussions and workshops to complete your Berlinale Talents experience.

Login to your alumni profile and access the application from there.