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Berlinale Talents

Berlinale Talents is the Berlin International Film Festival’s talent development programme for 200 emerging film talents from all over the world. It is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH.
Berlinale Talents explores the how and why of movie making. Since 2003, it has grown to become a festival within the larger festival and a one-of-a-kind forum for film professionals and cinema lovers alike, featuring talks, workshops, networking events and screenings. 

Berlinale Talents the first part of this twofold Berlinale 2021, 200 chosen Talents as well as a host of guests and the public are invited into a virtual forum which will showcase the unending possibilities and dream worlds of film: an opportunity to begin building and sharing a global vision for the cinema of the future.

Together with 200 invited participants (from 65 countries, selected from a pool of 3,000 applicants), Berlinale Talents is committed to scouting out new paths for a creative industry in the midst of radical change. The Talents come from 13 disciplines and with about 10 years of professional experience under their belts. For the first time in 2021, the group includes emerging curators of festivals, innovative VOD-platforms and communal cinemas that shape the future of the audience experience from Indonesia to Mexico. 

Photo: © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2020

Target groupDirectors, Producers, Screenwriters, Editors, Cinematographers, Sound Designers, Score Composers, Production Designers, Actors, Sales Agents, Distributors, Film Critics, Festival, cinema and VOD curators.
Project-based, Without project
Intermediate | Junior