Berlinale Talents 2015
7-12 FEB 2015, #berlinaletalents

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Berlinale Talents

Berlinale Talents is the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for 300 emerging film creatives from all over the world.

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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, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Canon. 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.

Event Photos

Matthew Weiner and Ben Gibson at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Matthew Weiner and Ben Gibson at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Timo Vuorensola at the panel Cross Media II: How to Engage Your Audience

Timo Vuorensola at the panel Cross Media II: How to Engage Your Audience download

Peter Zeitlinger and Peter Cowie at the panel Measuring Space: The Cinematography of Peter Zeitlinger. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Peter Zeitlinger and Peter Cowie at the panel Measuring Space: The Cinematography of Peter Zeitlinger. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Darren Aronofsky and  Claudia Llosa at the panel 2015: A Space Discovery. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Darren Aronofsky and Claudia Llosa at the panel 2015: A Space Discovery. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Sebastian Schipper and Walter Salles at the panel Road, Movie: Films in Motion. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Sebastian Schipper and Walter Salles at the panel Road, Movie: Films in Motion. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

The winners and the jury of the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

The winners and the jury of the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Florian Weghorn, Mike Owen, Anna-Sarah Vielhaber, Ottilie Bälz, Lucia Recalde Langarica, Christine Tröstrum and Frank W. Albers at the Opening Ceremony. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Florian Weghorn, Mike Owen, Anna-Sarah Vielhaber, Ottilie Bälz, Lucia Recalde Langarica, Christine Tröstrum and Frank W. Albers at the Opening Ceremony. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Group photo of the 2015 Berlinale Talents Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Group photo of the 2015 Berlinale Talents Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Group photo of the 2015 Talent Press participants

Group photo of the 2015 Talent Press participants download

Group photo of the 2015 Script Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Group photo of the 2015 Script Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Photographer Rob Oades produces the Canon portrait of Philippine Talent Giancarlo Lauro Abrahan. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Photographer Rob Oades produces the Canon portrait of Philippine Talent Giancarlo Lauro Abrahan. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents Oriana Franceschi and Ana Sturm at the Talent Press. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Talents Oriana Franceschi and Ana Sturm at the Talent Press. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Ewa Puszczynska and Franz Rodenkirchen at the first day of the Script Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Ewa Puszczynska and Franz Rodenkirchen at the first day of the Script Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Talent Administrator Lira Lousinha helps Talents with their schedules and tickets. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Talent Administrator Lira Lousinha helps Talents with their schedules and tickets. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents Celia Rico Clavellino and Carla Simón at the Script Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Talents Celia Rico Clavellino and Carla Simón at the Script Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn introduce Tilman Vierzig from the European Film Market at the EFM Happy Hour. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn introduce Tilman Vierzig from the European Film Market at the EFM Happy Hour. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Aviva Silver with Talents manager Christine Tröstrum and Sigrid Limprecht at the European Film Market Happy Hour. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Aviva Silver with Talents manager Christine Tröstrum and Sigrid Limprecht at the European Film Market Happy Hour. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Jean-Louis Rodrigue helps Talents prepare for their presentations at the Talent Project Market. © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2015

Jean-Louis Rodrigue helps Talents prepare for their presentations at the Talent Project Market. © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2015 download

Photographer Rob Oades produces the Canon portraits of the Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Photographer Rob Oades produces the Canon portraits of the Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn at the Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn at the Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

The Global Speed Matching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

The Global Speed Matching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

The Global Speed Matching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

The Global Speed Matching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

© Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

© Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents Sandino Martin and Tara Basro at the HAU2 theatre. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Talents Sandino Martin and Tara Basro at the HAU2 theatre. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Mentor Aily Nash and Talent Alonso Díaz de la Vega at the Talent Press. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Mentor Aily Nash and Talent Alonso Díaz de la Vega at the Talent Press. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Paul Trijbits and Dieter Kosslick with Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn at the Opening Ceremony. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Paul Trijbits and Dieter Kosslick with Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn at the Opening Ceremony. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Talent Press mentors Aily Nash and Oliver Baumgarten. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Talent Press mentors Aily Nash and Oliver Baumgarten. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Ticketing at the first day of the 2015 Berlinale Talents summit. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Ticketing at the first day of the 2015 Berlinale Talents summit. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Talent Ainhoa Andraka at the Early Bird breakfast. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Talent Ainhoa Andraka at the Early Bird breakfast. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

The Global Speed Matching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

The Global Speed Matching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Anna-Sarah Vielhaber of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Ottilie Bälz of the Robert Bosch Stiftung at the Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Anna-Sarah Vielhaber of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Ottilie Bälz of the Robert Bosch Stiftung at the Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Mentor Aily Nash and Talent Oriana Franceschi at the Talent Press. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Mentor Aily Nash and Talent Oriana Franceschi at the Talent Press. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi and Berlinale Talents manager Florian Weghorn at the screening of Man of the North. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi and Berlinale Talents manager Florian Weghorn at the screening of Man of the North. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents Zethu Mashika and Bradley Liew at the Global Speed Matching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Talents Zethu Mashika and Bradley Liew at the Global Speed Matching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents Sandino Martin and Alexandre Desane at the Acting Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Talents Sandino Martin and Alexandre Desane at the Acting Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents Inadelso Cossa and Natasa Muntean at the HAU2 theatre. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Talents Inadelso Cossa and Natasa Muntean at the HAU2 theatre. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Paul Trijbits and Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Paul Trijbits and Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

A one-on-one meeting at the Short Film Station between Talent Ng'endo Mukii and mentor Anna Seifert-Speck. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

A one-on-one meeting at the Short Film Station between Talent Ng'endo Mukii and mentor Anna Seifert-Speck. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Miriam Raccah, Peter Cowie and Christine Tröstrum at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Miriam Raccah, Peter Cowie and Christine Tröstrum at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

At the HAU theatre before the Opening Ceremony. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

At the HAU theatre before the Opening Ceremony. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Studying the programme at the first day of the Berlinale Talents summit. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Studying the programme at the first day of the Berlinale Talents summit. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Group photo of the 2015 Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Group photo of the 2015 Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Ralf Schäfer of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, filmmaker Myrna Maakaron, expert Sebastian Denz and acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue at the HAU theatre. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Ralf Schäfer of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, filmmaker Myrna Maakaron, expert Sebastian Denz and acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue at the HAU theatre. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

The Early Bird breakfast with Talents International: Iván Trujillo, Christine Tröstrum, Naoki Kaniya, Sharlene Versfeld, Peter Machen, Ana Zamboni, Mirsad Purivatra, Agustina Arbetman and Florian Weghorn. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

The Early Bird breakfast with Talents International: Iván Trujillo, Christine Tröstrum, Naoki Kaniya, Sharlene Versfeld, Peter Machen, Ana Zamboni, Mirsad Purivatra, Agustina Arbetman and Florian Weghorn. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Christine Tröstrum with Kanako Hayashi, Michiko Teramoto and her daughter and grand-dauther at the reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Christine Tröstrum with Kanako Hayashi, Michiko Teramoto and her daughter and grand-dauther at the reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

The 2015 Sound Studio participants get to mix at the Post Republic facility

The 2015 Sound Studio participants get to mix at the Post Republic facility download

Group photo of the Camera Studio 2015. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Group photo of the Camera Studio 2015. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Claudia Llosa at the panel 2015: A Space Discovery. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Claudia Llosa at the panel 2015: A Space Discovery. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

The first session of the 2015 Camera Studio. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

The first session of the 2015 Camera Studio. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

The European Film Market

The European Film Market download

Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings session. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings session. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Florian Weghorn with Sebastian Schipper, Walter Salles and Peter Cowie at the panel Road, Movie: Films in Motion. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Florian Weghorn with Sebastian Schipper, Walter Salles and Peter Cowie at the panel Road, Movie: Films in Motion. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

At the Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation: Christine Tröstrum, Marianne Khoury, Frank W. Albers, Hania Mroué, Karin Schyle, Christine Kopf, Ottilie Bälz, Florian Weghorn and George David. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

At the Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation: Christine Tröstrum, Marianne Khoury, Frank W. Albers, Hania Mroué, Karin Schyle, Christine Kopf, Ottilie Bälz, Florian Weghorn and George David. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings session

Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings session download

Darren Aronofsky at the HAU theatre. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Darren Aronofsky at the HAU theatre. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Darren Aronofsky at the panel 2015: A Space Discovery. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Darren Aronofsky at the panel 2015: A Space Discovery. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

The three winning project teams of the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

The three winning project teams of the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

The Close-up Germany panel: Christine Berg, Mariette Rissenbeek, Veronika Grob, Frank W. Albers and Henning Kamm. 
© Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

The Close-up Germany panel: Christine Berg, Mariette Rissenbeek, Veronika Grob, Frank W. Albers and Henning Kamm. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Short Film Station participants Pham Ngoc Lan, Tamara Scherbak, Kam Leong Huat, Gabriele Urbonaite and their mentor Christiane Steiner and Christina Wintersteiger at the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Short Film Station participants Pham Ngoc Lan, Tamara Scherbak, Kam Leong Huat, Gabriele Urbonaite and their mentor Christiane Steiner and Christina Wintersteiger at the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Talent Carla Simón from the Script Station in a one-on-one project meeting with mentor Selina Ukwuoma. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Talent Carla Simón from the Script Station in a one-on-one project meeting with mentor Selina Ukwuoma. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

The view from the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

The view from the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents Temitope Ogun and Olesya Bortnyak. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Talents Temitope Ogun and Olesya Bortnyak. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Florian Weghorn is the master of ceremony and wields the by-now legendary signal-horn at the Global Speed Matching. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Florian Weghorn is the master of ceremony and wields the by-now legendary signal-horn at the Global Speed Matching. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Producer Sara Bökemeyer and director Mohamed Siam receive the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation for their project „Amal”. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Producer Sara Bökemeyer and director Mohamed Siam receive the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation for their project „Amal”. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn  speak at the reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn speak at the reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Walter Salles and Peter Cowie at the panel Road, Movie: Films in Motion. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Walter Salles and Peter Cowie at the panel Road, Movie: Films in Motion. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Group photo of the 2015 Editing Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Group photo of the 2015 Editing Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Producer Inka Dewitz and writer-director Ghassan Halwani receive the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation for their project „Clean Up the Living Room We've Got Visitors Coming

Producer Inka Dewitz and writer-director Ghassan Halwani receive the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation for their project „Clean Up the Living Room We've Got Visitors Coming". © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Arlyn Könemund at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub in the EFM. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Arlyn Könemund at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub in the EFM. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Mike Owen at his Meet The Expert session in the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Mike Owen at his Meet The Expert session in the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

The Meet the Expert session with Mike Owen at the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

The Meet the Expert session with Mike Owen at the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Florian Weghorn, Claudia Llosa and Darren Aronofsky at the panel 2015: A Space Discovery. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Florian Weghorn, Claudia Llosa and Darren Aronofsky at the panel 2015: A Space Discovery. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents Miguel Nunes, Sanghmitra Hitaishi, Sue Wanjiru and Arifin Putra at the Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Talents Miguel Nunes, Sanghmitra Hitaishi, Sue Wanjiru and Arifin Putra at the Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Christine Tröstrum, Hania Mroué, Roman Paul, Frank W. Albers, Ottilie Bälz, Christine Kopf, Karin Schyle, George David,  Marianne Khoury, Florian Weghorn and Doris Hepp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Christine Tröstrum, Hania Mroué, Roman Paul, Frank W. Albers, Ottilie Bälz, Christine Kopf, Karin Schyle, George David, Marianne Khoury, Florian Weghorn and Doris Hepp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Producer Roman Roitman and directors Amjad Al Rasheed and Darin Salam receive the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation for their project „The Parrot“. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Producer Roman Roitman and directors Amjad Al Rasheed and Darin Salam receive the Film Prize of the Robert Boch Foundation for International Cooperation for their project „The Parrot“. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

The 2015 Sound Studio participants get to mix at the Post Republic facility. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

The 2015 Sound Studio participants get to mix at the Post Republic facility. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Frank W. Albers, Veronika Grob, Christine Tröstrum and Henning Kamm at the panel Close-Up Germany. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Frank W. Albers, Veronika Grob, Christine Tröstrum and Henning Kamm at the panel Close-Up Germany. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Christine Berg at the Close-up Germany panel. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Christine Berg at the Close-up Germany panel. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Raphaëlle Huysmans at the panel Cross Media II: How to Engage Your Audience. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Raphaëlle Huysmans at the panel Cross Media II: How to Engage Your Audience. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Alex McDowell and Bruno Setola at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold

Alex McDowell and Bruno Setola at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold download

Stefan Ciupek at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Stefan Ciupek at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Matthew Weiner at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Matthew Weiner at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Atsushi Funahashi at the panel Hybrid News: Documenting True Events. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Atsushi Funahashi at the panel Hybrid News: Documenting True Events. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Director of photography Peter Zeitlinger at his Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Director of photography Peter Zeitlinger at his Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Jean-Louis Rodrigue at his workshop Embodying the Character. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Jean-Louis Rodrigue at his workshop Embodying the Character. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Peter Zeitlinger at the panel Measuring Space

Peter Zeitlinger at the panel Measuring Space download

The Hybrid News: Documenting True Events panel: Oliver Baumgarten, Atsushi Funahashi, Shaibu Husseini and Marcelo Martinessi. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

The Hybrid News: Documenting True Events panel: Oliver Baumgarten, Atsushi Funahashi, Shaibu Husseini and Marcelo Martinessi. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Ben Gibson at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Ben Gibson at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Stefan Ciupek and Dirk Meier at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Stefan Ciupek and Dirk Meier at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

At the Dine and Shine dinner. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

At the Dine and Shine dinner. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Matthew Weiner at the Berlinale Talents summit. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Matthew Weiner at the Berlinale Talents summit. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

The Hybrid News: Documenting True Events panel: Andrea Rieder, Atsushi Funahashi, Shaibu Husseini, Marcelo Martinessi and Oliver Baumgarten. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

The Hybrid News: Documenting True Events panel: Andrea Rieder, Atsushi Funahashi, Shaibu Husseini, Marcelo Martinessi and Oliver Baumgarten. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

The jury and the winners of the 2015 VFF Highlight Pitch Award. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

The jury and the winners of the 2015 VFF Highlight Pitch Award. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Talent Sue-Ellen Chitunya at the Dine and Shine dinner. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Talent Sue-Ellen Chitunya at the Dine and Shine dinner. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Peter Cowie, Peter Zeitlinger and Florian Weghorn at the panel Measuring Space: The Cinematography of Peter Zeitlinger. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Peter Cowie, Peter Zeitlinger and Florian Weghorn at the panel Measuring Space: The Cinematography of Peter Zeitlinger. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Talent Sigrid Andrea Bernardo at the Early Bird breakfast. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Talent Sigrid Andrea Bernardo at the Early Bird breakfast. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

The Berlinale Talent Dine and Shine at the e-werk. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

The Berlinale Talent Dine and Shine at the e-werk. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Ben Gibson, Matthew Weiner and Florian Weghorn at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Ben Gibson, Matthew Weiner and Florian Weghorn at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Director of photography Peter Zeitlinger at his Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Director of photography Peter Zeitlinger at his Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

A creative seance at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

A creative seance at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

The colourful Dine and Shine dinner. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

The colourful Dine and Shine dinner. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Marcelo Martinessi at the panel Hybrid News: Documenting True Events. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Marcelo Martinessi at the panel Hybrid News: Documenting True Events. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Edward Gunawan, Christine Tröstrum, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Josh Kim and Maenum Chagasik after the screening of How to Win at Checkers (Every Time). © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Edward Gunawan, Christine Tröstrum, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Josh Kim and Maenum Chagasik after the screening of How to Win at Checkers (Every Time). © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn, with the Canon team of Martijn Helle, Simon Pitts, Paul Atkinson and Mike Owen. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn, with the Canon team of Martijn Helle, Simon Pitts, Paul Atkinson and Mike Owen. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Florian Weghorn, Dirk Meier and Stefan Ciupek at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Florian Weghorn, Dirk Meier and Stefan Ciupek at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Dirk Meier at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Dirk Meier at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Talents at the Embodying the Character workshop. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Talents at the Embodying the Character workshop. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Early Bird breakfast. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Early Bird breakfast. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Talent Ng'endo Mukii at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Talent Ng'endo Mukii at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Alby James and Kathi Bildhauer at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Alby James and Kathi Bildhauer at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Iwana Chronis at her Meet the Expert session at the EFM. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale

Iwana Chronis at her Meet the Expert session at the EFM. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale download

Jukka-Pekka Laakso at his Meet the Expert: Short Cuts session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Jukka-Pekka Laakso at his Meet the Expert: Short Cuts session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld and Florian Weghorn at the panel Smoking Hot: The Wide World of Web Series. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Ben Sinclair, Katja Blichfeld and Florian Weghorn at the panel Smoking Hot: The Wide World of Web Series. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Paul Trijbits at the panel High Season: Serial Storytelling and Producing. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Paul Trijbits at the panel High Season: Serial Storytelling and Producing. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Guillaume De La Boulaye, Georg Feil, Abner Benaim, Gema Juarez Allen, Gjorce Stavreski, Emilija Chochkova, Johannes Kreile and Norbert P. Flechsig at the 2015 VFF Highlight Pitch Award

Guillaume De La Boulaye, Georg Feil, Abner Benaim, Gema Juarez Allen, Gjorce Stavreski, Emilija Chochkova, Johannes Kreile and Norbert P. Flechsig at the 2015 VFF Highlight Pitch Award download

Composer Howard Shore at the Scoring Goals panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Composer Howard Shore at the Scoring Goals panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld at the panel Smoking Hot: The Wide World of Web Series

Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld at the panel Smoking Hot: The Wide World of Web Series download

The Camera Studio lights a set at the dffb for the workshop Everything Will be Illuminated. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

The Camera Studio lights a set at the dffb for the workshop Everything Will be Illuminated. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Florian Weghorn, Joshua Oppenheimer and Marcel Ophüls at the panel The Memory of Violence. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Florian Weghorn, Joshua Oppenheimer and Marcel Ophüls at the panel The Memory of Violence. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Joshua Oppenheimer at the panel The Memory of Violence. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Joshua Oppenheimer at the panel The Memory of Violence. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Matthias Sauerbruch at the panel Room for Emotions: Embodying Architecture in Film. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Matthias Sauerbruch at the panel Room for Emotions: Embodying Architecture in Film. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Marcel Ophüls at the panel The Memory of Violence. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Marcel Ophüls at the panel The Memory of Violence. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Ursula Meier and Natascha Noack at the panel Basic Trust: Growing Relationships with Actors. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Ursula Meier and Natascha Noack at the panel Basic Trust: Growing Relationships with Actors. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Composer Howard Shore at the Scoring Goals panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Composer Howard Shore at the Scoring Goals panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Jukka-Pekka Laakso at his Meet the Expert: Short Cuts session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Jukka-Pekka Laakso at his Meet the Expert: Short Cuts session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn with the team of the Institut Francais at their Early Bird Breakfast. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn with the team of the Institut Francais at their Early Bird Breakfast. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Ella Manzheeva at the Film Screening of The Gulls. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

Ella Manzheeva at the Film Screening of The Gulls. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Marcel Ophüls and Joshua Oppenheimer at the panel The Memory of Violence

Marcel Ophüls and Joshua Oppenheimer at the panel The Memory of Violence download

Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio

Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio download

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Happy Hour at the Fox Bar. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Happy Hour at the Fox Bar. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Iwana Chronis at her Meet the Expert session at the EFM. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale

Iwana Chronis at her Meet the Expert session at the EFM. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale download

Matthias Sauerbruch, Joanna Hogg and Toby Ashraf at the panel Room for Emotions: Embodying Architecture in Film

Matthias Sauerbruch, Joanna Hogg and Toby Ashraf at the panel Room for Emotions: Embodying Architecture in Film download

Youssef El Shazli and Hania Mroué at the panel Crossroads to Culture: Cinema(s) in the Arab World

Youssef El Shazli and Hania Mroué at the panel Crossroads to Culture: Cinema(s) in the Arab World download

Jean-Louis Rodrigue, Francesca Jaynes, Mikey Brett at the panel Endless Space: Body Movement Beyond Limits

Jean-Louis Rodrigue, Francesca Jaynes, Mikey Brett at the panel Endless Space: Body Movement Beyond Limits download

The Wings of Time panel with Rainer Rother, Andrea Rieder, Wim Wenders

The Wings of Time panel with Rainer Rother, Andrea Rieder, Wim Wenders download

Wim Wenders at the HAU1 theatre

Wim Wenders at the HAU1 theatre download

Talents Sanghmitra Hitaishi and Sue Wanjiru at the Early Bird Breakfast

Talents Sanghmitra Hitaishi and Sue Wanjiru at the Early Bird Breakfast download

Camera Studio Grading at the dffb

Camera Studio Grading at the dffb download

Talents Joseph Israel Laban and Muhammad Rasidy Ariefiansyah at the Early Bird Breakfast

Talents Joseph Israel Laban and Muhammad Rasidy Ariefiansyah at the Early Bird Breakfast download

Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men at the Space Invaders panel

Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men at the Space Invaders panel download

The Producers Sharing Their Secrets panel: Paulo de Carvalho, Juliette Lepoutre, Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Katriel Schory and Christine Tröstrum

The Producers Sharing Their Secrets panel: Paulo de Carvalho, Juliette Lepoutre, Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Katriel Schory and Christine Tröstrum download

At the Sources2 Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

At the Sources2 Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Peter Cowie and Howard Shore at the Meet the Expert: Howard Shore session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015

Peter Cowie and Howard Shore at the Meet the Expert: Howard Shore session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 download

Howard Shore at his Meet the Expert session

Howard Shore at his Meet the Expert session download

Lunch and Award Ceremony at the EFM Spiegelzelt. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Lunch and Award Ceremony at the EFM Spiegelzelt. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

The Story Worlds panel: Dorothee Wenner, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Madhusree Dutta and Sebastián Lingiardi. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015

The Story Worlds panel: Dorothee Wenner, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Madhusree Dutta and Sebastián Lingiardi. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 download

Kalinga Deshapriya and other Camera Studio participants at their Everything Will be Illuminated workshop at the dffb

Kalinga Deshapriya and other Camera Studio participants at their Everything Will be Illuminated workshop at the dffb download

Wim Wenders at the panel Wings of Time

Wim Wenders at the panel Wings of Time download

Camera Studio Grading at the dffb. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015

Camera Studio Grading at the dffb. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 download

Sue Wanjiru, Sandino Martin, Odine Johne, Jelena Jovanova, Arifin Putra, Tara Basro, Alby James and Blair Mowat at the Happy Hour

Sue Wanjiru, Sandino Martin, Odine Johne, Jelena Jovanova, Arifin Putra, Tara Basro, Alby James and Blair Mowat at the Happy Hour download

Kathi Bildhauer, Christiane Steiner, Arne Kohlweyer, Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the panel What's Next?

Kathi Bildhauer, Christiane Steiner, Arne Kohlweyer, Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the panel What's Next? download

Renate Gompper, Christine Tröstrum, Marion Gompper and Nicole Mühlberg at the Sources2 Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM

Renate Gompper, Christine Tröstrum, Marion Gompper and Nicole Mühlberg at the Sources2 Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM download

Andreas Dresen, Hella Rihl, Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Verena von Stackelberg after the panel Of Walls and Wonders

Andreas Dresen, Hella Rihl, Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Verena von Stackelberg after the panel Of Walls and Wonders download

Lorna Tee, Bong Joon-Ho and Christoph Gröner at the panel Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces

Lorna Tee, Bong Joon-Ho and Christoph Gröner at the panel Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces download

At the 2015 Closing Party of the Berlinale Talents

At the 2015 Closing Party of the Berlinale Talents download

Andreas Dresen meets Talents after his panel Of Walls and Wonders

Andreas Dresen meets Talents after his panel Of Walls and Wonders download

Oliver Baumgarten and Talent Press participants at the 2015 Closing Party of the Berlinale Talents

Oliver Baumgarten and Talent Press participants at the 2015 Closing Party of the Berlinale Talents download

Andreas Dresen at the panel Of Walls and Wonders

Andreas Dresen at the panel Of Walls and Wonders download

Sebastian Denz explains 3D equipment to Talents at the workshop Deep Space: Discover the Third Dimension

Sebastian Denz explains 3D equipment to Talents at the workshop Deep Space: Discover the Third Dimension download

Sirkka Möller with Marion Gompper, Renate Gompper and Nicole Mühlberg from Sources2 at the Sources2 Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM

Sirkka Möller with Marion Gompper, Renate Gompper and Nicole Mühlberg from Sources2 at the Sources2 Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM download

Lorna Tee and Bong Joon-Ho at the panel Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces

Lorna Tee and Bong Joon-Ho at the panel Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces download

Andreas Dresen, Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Verena von Stackelberg at the panel Of Walls and Wonders

Andreas Dresen, Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Verena von Stackelberg at the panel Of Walls and Wonders download

Wim Wenders with his niece Hella and her daughter at the panel Wings of Time: A Conversation with Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders with his niece Hella and her daughter at the panel Wings of Time: A Conversation with Wim Wenders download

The Talents International teams from Berlin, Tokyo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires, Sarajevo and Durban at the WAU

The Talents International teams from Berlin, Tokyo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires, Sarajevo and Durban at the WAU download

Short Film Station participants Ng'endo Mukii, Jacqueline Lentzou, Asuka Sylvie, April Maxey and Noa Gusakov

Short Film Station participants Ng'endo Mukii, Jacqueline Lentzou, Asuka Sylvie, April Maxey and Noa Gusakov download

The Screening Shorts panel with Jure Pavlovic, Mees Peijnenburg, Gijs Kerbosch, Erin Vassilopoulos

The Screening Shorts panel with Jure Pavlovic, Mees Peijnenburg, Gijs Kerbosch, Erin Vassilopoulos download

Talents discover 3D filmmaking at the workshop Deep Space: Discover the Third Dimension

Talents discover 3D filmmaking at the workshop Deep Space: Discover the Third Dimension download

Christiane Steiner at the panel What's Next?

Christiane Steiner at the panel What's Next? download

Talents discover 3D filmmaking at the workshop Deep Space: Discover the Third Dimension

Talents discover 3D filmmaking at the workshop Deep Space: Discover the Third Dimension download

Christine Tröstrum at the panel What's Next?

Christine Tröstrum at the panel What's Next? download

A camera test at the Excursion to Tectum

A camera test at the Excursion to Tectum download

Florian Weghorn at the panel Joint Forces: Laura Poitras on Her Films

Florian Weghorn at the panel Joint Forces: Laura Poitras on Her Films download

Andreas Dresen and Wolfgang Kohlhaase at the panel Of Walls and Wonders

Andreas Dresen and Wolfgang Kohlhaase at the panel Of Walls and Wonders download

Laura Poitras joins Berlinale Talents live from the web on her panel Joint Forces: Laura Poitras on Her Films

Laura Poitras joins Berlinale Talents live from the web on her panel Joint Forces: Laura Poitras on Her Films download

Kathi Bildhauer at the panel What's Next?

Kathi Bildhauer at the panel What's Next? download

Martina Bleis and Kathi Bildhauer at the panel Entering the Co-Production Market

Martina Bleis and Kathi Bildhauer at the panel Entering the Co-Production Market download

Bong Joon-Ho at the panel Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces

Bong Joon-Ho at the panel Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces download

Bong Joon-Ho before his panel Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces

Bong Joon-Ho before his panel Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces download

At the Early Bird breakfast

At the Early Bird breakfast download

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Early Bird breakfast

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Early Bird breakfast download

Bad at Dancing

Bad at Dancing download

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Summit

The Summit programme of Berlinale Talents offers a range of master classes and interactive panel discussions taking place at the three venues of HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theatre in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

The approximately 35 sessions centered around an annually changing topic, vary in format and set up: In the ‘grand format’ sessions at the main theatre (HAU1), experts of international reputation give insights into their work. During the mid-scale ‘atelier’ sessions in HAU2 and HAU3 experienced filmmakers and audience are invited to enter into a dialogue.

Browse through the events of our last edition of Berlinale Talents, which took place from February 7-12, 2015. All live recordings can be found in the Watch and Discover section.

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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: Ken Adam, Gael García Bernal, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Park Chan-wook, Isabel Coixet, Willem Dafoe, Julie Delpy, Thomas Demand, Claire Denis, Alexandre Desplat, Anita Ekberg, Ralph Fiennes, Bence Fliegauf, Stephen Frears, Greta Gerwig, Agnès Godard, 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, Andie MacDowell, Lucrecia Martel, Juergen Mayer H., Alex McDowell, Brillante Mendoza, John Cameron Mitchell, Walter Murch, Michael Nyman, Joshua Oppenheimer, José Padilha, Hengameh Panahi, Raoul Peck, Christian Petzold, 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 Malene 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.

 Wim Wenders at the HAU1 theatre
Wim Wenders at the HAU1 theatre 1 / 15
 Joshua Oppenheimer at the panel The Memory of Violence. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015
Joshua Oppenheimer at the panel The Memory of Violence. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 2 / 15
 The Summit programme offers a range of master classes and panel discussions taking place at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theatre
The Summit programme offers a range of master classes and panel discussions taking place at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theatre 3 / 15
 Studying the programme at the first day of the Berlinale Talents summit
Studying the programme at the first day of the Berlinale Talents summit 4 / 15
 Andreas Dresen, Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Verena von Stackelberg at the panel Of Walls and Wonders
Andreas Dresen, Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Verena von Stackelberg at the panel Of Walls and Wonders 5 / 15
 Matthew Weiner and Ben Gibson at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015
Matthew Weiner and Ben Gibson at the panel Drama Series: Land of Endless Opportunities. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2015 6 / 15
 Sebastian Schipper and Walter Salles at the panel Road, Movie: Films in Motion. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015
Sebastian Schipper and Walter Salles at the panel Road, Movie: Films in Motion. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2015 7 / 15
 Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings session
Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings session 8 / 15
 Peter Zeitlinger at the panel Measuring Space
Peter Zeitlinger at the panel Measuring Space 9 / 15
 Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony
Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony 10 / 15
 Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld at the panel Smoking Hot: The Wide World of Web Series
Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld at the panel Smoking Hot: The Wide World of Web Series 11 / 15
 Matthias Sauerbruch, Joanna Hogg and Toby Ashraf at the panel Room for Emotions: Embodying Architecture in Film
Matthias Sauerbruch, Joanna Hogg and Toby Ashraf at the panel Room for Emotions: Embodying Architecture in Film 12 / 15
 Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men at the Space Invaders panel
Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men at the Space Invaders panel 13 / 15
 Timo Vuorensola at the panel Cross Media II: How to Engage Your Audience
Timo Vuorensola at the panel Cross Media II: How to Engage Your Audience 14 / 15
 Laura Poitras joins Berlinale Talents live from the web on her panel Joint Forces: Laura Poitras on Her Films
Laura Poitras joins Berlinale Talents live from the web on her panel Joint Forces: Laura Poitras on Her Films 15 / 15

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: Ken Adam, Gael García Bernal, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Park Chan-wook, Isabel Coixet, Willem Dafoe, Julie Delpy, Thomas Demand, Claire Denis, Alexandre Desplat, Anita Ekberg, Ralph Fiennes, Bence Fliegauf, Stephen Frears, Greta Gerwig, Agnès Godard, 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, Andie MacDowell, Lucrecia Martel, Juergen Mayer H., Alex McDowell, Brillante Mendoza, John Cameron Mitchell, Walter Murch, Michael Nyman, Joshua Oppenheimer, José Padilha, Hengameh Panahi, Raoul Peck, Christian Petzold, 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 Malene 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.

 

„This is what is extremely important about what Berlinale Talents is doing – making introductions, bridging gaps, not only between cultures, but between established and emerging filmmakers.“ - Mozhan Marno, USA | Berlinale Talents 2013

 

„Berlinale Talents has had a great effect on me and inspired many new thoughts and ideas.“ - Jeremy Bliss, Australia | Berlinale Talents 2012

 

„My time in Berlin was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had thus far as a filmmaker.“ - Noah Pink, Canada | Berlinale Talents 2010

 

„I’ve met a number of incredible people during the week, with hundreds of amazing stories in their minds.“ - Derya Yanmış, Turkey | Berlinale Talents 2012

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.

Browse projects and participants of the Project Labs 2015

 Group photo of the 2015 Doc Station
Group photo of the 2015 Doc Station 1 / 4
 Participants and mentors of the Script Station 2015
Participants and mentors of the Script Station 2015 2 / 4
 A one-on-one meeting at the Short Film Station between Talent Ng'endo Mukii and mentor Anna Seifert-Speck
A one-on-one meeting at the Short Film Station between Talent Ng'endo Mukii and mentor Anna Seifert-Speck 3 / 4
 Talent Project Market participant Rami Kodeih during a one-on-one meeting with mentor Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Talent Project Market participant Rami Kodeih during a one-on-one meeting with mentor Roshanak Behesht Nedjad 4 / 4

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 2015

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 Doc Station participant 2014 Emanuel Licha during the Project Presentation Day © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Doc Station participant 2014 Emanuel Licha during the Project Presentation Day © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 1 / 9
Doc Station Participants and mentors of the 2014 Doc Station with Christine Tröstrum and Sirkka Möller
Participants and mentors of the 2014 Doc Station with Christine Tröstrum and Sirkka Möller 2 / 9
 German director Clara Wieck of the Doc Station 2014 at the Project Presentation Day
German director Clara Wieck of the Doc Station 2014 at the Project Presentation Day 3 / 9
Doc Station Filmmaker and Doc Station 2014 participant Clara Wieck pitches her project to Jakob Kirstein Høgel
Filmmaker and Doc Station 2014 participant Clara Wieck pitches her project to Jakob Kirstein Høgel 4 / 9
Doc Station Drifa Mezenner, Bao Nguyen, Marcelo Martinessi, Hyoe Yamamoto with Sirkka Möller at the 2014 Project Presentation Day
Drifa Mezenner, Bao Nguyen, Marcelo Martinessi, Hyoe Yamamoto with Sirkka Möller at the 2014 Project Presentation Day 5 / 9
Doc Station Philippine director and Doc Station 2014 participant Universe Baldoza at the Project Presentation Day
Philippine director and Doc Station 2014 participant Universe Baldoza at the Project Presentation Day 6 / 9
Doc Station Hyoe Yamamoto of the Doc Station 2014 at the Project Presentation Day
Hyoe Yamamoto of the Doc Station 2014 at the Project Presentation Day 7 / 9
Doc Station Japanese Talent Hyoe Yamamoto pitches his project to Denis Vaslin
Japanese Talent Hyoe Yamamoto pitches his project to Denis Vaslin 8 / 9
Doc Station Urte Fink and Emanuel Licha of the Doc Station 2014 at the Project Presentation Day © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Urte Fink and Emanuel Licha of the Doc Station 2014 at the Project Presentation Day © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 9 / 9

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 2015

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 two different mentors. 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.

 Group photo of the 2015 Script Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015
Group photo of the 2015 Script Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 1 / 9
Script Station John Trengove of the Script Station 2014 pitches his film at the Project Presentation Day
John Trengove of the Script Station 2014 pitches his film at the Project Presentation Day 2 / 9
Script Station Participants and mentors of the Script Station 2014 with Matthijs Wouter Knol and Arne Kohlweyer
Participants and mentors of the Script Station 2014 with Matthijs Wouter Knol and Arne Kohlweyer 3 / 9
Script Station Akosua Adoma Owusu of the Script Station 2014 at the Project Presentation Day
Akosua Adoma Owusu of the Script Station 2014 at the Project Presentation Day 4 / 9
Script Station Astrid Rondero of the Script Station 2014 pitches her screenplay at the Project Presentation Day
Astrid Rondero of the Script Station 2014 pitches her screenplay at the Project Presentation Day 5 / 9
Script Station Etienne Kallos, Iván Meléndez, Camila Gonzatto, Youla Boudali and Gabriele Brunnenmeyer at the Project Presentation Day 2014
Etienne Kallos, Iván Meléndez, Camila Gonzatto, Youla Boudali and Gabriele Brunnenmeyer at the Project Presentation Day 2014 6 / 9
Script Station Matthijs Wouter Knol and Arne Kohlweyer at the Project Presentation Day 2014
Matthijs Wouter Knol and Arne Kohlweyer at the Project Presentation Day 2014 7 / 9
 Script Station 2014 participant Iván Porras Meléndez at a one-on-one-meeting
Script Station 2014 participant Iván Porras Meléndez at a one-on-one-meeting 8 / 9
Script Station Script Station 2014 mentor Gyula Gazdag at a one-on-one project meeting
Script Station 2014 mentor Gyula Gazdag at a one-on-one project meeting 9 / 9

During the week, participants take part in an intensive Project Development Day and have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with two different mentors. 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 2015

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 writer/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 and mentors of the Short Film Station 2014
Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2014 1 / 10
Short Film Station Introduction day at the Short Film Station 2014
Introduction day at the Short Film Station 2014 2 / 10
Short Film Station Short Film Station 2014 participants Jure Pavlovic and Mila Fakhurdinova
Short Film Station 2014 participants Jure Pavlovic and Mila Fakhurdinova 3 / 10
Short Film Station Irish filmmaker and Short Film Station 2014 participant Kate Dolan at a one-on-one meeting
Irish filmmaker and Short Film Station 2014 participant Kate Dolan at a one-on-one meeting 4 / 10
Project Presentation Day Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2014
Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2014 5 / 10
Short Film Station Oliver Rendon of the Short Film Station 2014 pitches his film at the Project Presentation Day
Oliver Rendon of the Short Film Station 2014 pitches his film at the Project Presentation Day 6 / 10
Short Film Station Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2013
Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2013 7 / 10
Short Film Station Mila Fakhurdinova of the Short Film Station 2014 during the Project Presentation Day
Mila Fakhurdinova of the Short Film Station 2014 during the Project Presentation Day 8 / 10
Short Film Station Oliver Rendon presents his project together with Oksana Kazmina (left) and Kate Dolan (right)
Oliver Rendon presents his project together with Oksana Kazmina (left) and Kate Dolan (right) 9 / 10
Short Film Station Filmmaker Hiona Henare (New Zealand) at the Short Film Station Introduction Day 2014
Filmmaker Hiona Henare (New Zealand) at the Short Film Station Introduction Day 2014 10 / 10

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 writer/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 2015

Meet Your Perfect Match

Ten emerging producers and directors 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 and directors participating in Berlinale Talents as well as to previous participants (producer and director 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 Highlight Pitch Award of 10,000 Euros, and their projects will be pitched publicly at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The winner will be announced during the “Pitch & Award Ceremony – Talent Projects” event, which will take place in the House of Representatives. In addition, the ARTE International Award endowed with 6.000 Euro is awarded - this one among all projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (Talent Projects included),

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 (although not necessarily) already have a producer and/or initial financing attached. Talent Project Market 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 producer or director. After submitting the general application the possibility is given to apply for Talent Project Market. 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 tpm@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

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

TPM The 2014 VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award at the House of Representatives
The 2014 VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award at the House of Representatives 1 / 9
TPM The VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award winners 2014: Bavo Defurne, Kaleena Kiff and Asa Hjörleifsdottir
The VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award winners 2014: Bavo Defurne, Kaleena Kiff and Asa Hjörleifsdottir 2 / 9
TPM Kaleena Kiff, Asa Hjörleifsdottir and Bavo Defurne awarded at the VFF Talent Highlight Pitch 2014
Kaleena Kiff, Asa Hjörleifsdottir and Bavo Defurne awarded at the VFF Talent Highlight Pitch 2014 3 / 9
TPM Mentor Roshanak Behesht Nedjad coaches the participants of the Talent Project Market 2014
Mentor Roshanak Behesht Nedjad coaches the participants of the Talent Project Market 2014 4 / 9
TPM Sonja Heinen introduces the Talent Project Market participants 2014
Sonja Heinen introduces the Talent Project Market participants 2014 5 / 9
TPM Talent Project Market 2014 participant Alina Abdullayeva at a one-on-one meeting
Talent Project Market 2014 participant Alina Abdullayeva at a one-on-one meeting 6 / 9
TPM Filmmaker and Talent Project Market 2014 participant Bavo Defurne presents his project Souvenir
Filmmaker and Talent Project Market 2014 participant Bavo Defurne presents his project Souvenir 7 / 9
TPM Swiss filmmaker and 2013 participant Simon Jaquemet at the Talent Highlight Pitch
Swiss filmmaker and 2013 participant Simon Jaquemet at the Talent Highlight Pitch 8 / 9
TPM Canadian filmmaker Geordie Sabbagh, winner of the VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award 2013
Canadian filmmaker Geordie Sabbagh, winner of the VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award 2013 9 / 9

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 Highlight Pitch Award of 10,000 Euros, and their projects will be pitched publicly at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The winner will be announced during the “Pitch & Award Ceremony – Talent Projects” event, which will take place in the House of Representatives. In addition, the ARTE International Award endowed with 6.000 Euro is awarded - this one among all projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (Talent Projects included),

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 (although not necessarily) already have a producer and/or initial financing attached. Talent Project Market 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 producer or director. After submitting the general application the possibility is given to apply for Talent Project Market. 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 tpm@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

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

 

„After an intense preparation they throw you in the market’s pool full of sharks, and you feel prepared.“ - Rosario Garcia-Montero, Peru | Talent Project Market 2007

 

„Being selected for the Script Station was a great advantage for both of us – me and the main hero of my story.“ - Alina Abdullayeva, Azerbaijan | Script Station 2013

 

„I really benefited from developing my film project at Doc Station with insightful experts.“ - Jowe Harfouche, Lebanon | Doc Station 2013

 

„Getting to test the top digital film cameras and going through the whole workflow was priceless when it came to some decisions in the shooting of my next feature.“ - Sebastian Arechavala, Ecuador | Post-Production Studio 2013

 

„Being part of Berlinale Talents encouraged me to learn about filmmaking from all its different angles.“ - Maria Dragus, Germany | Acting Studio 2013, Shooting Star 2014

 

„Editing studio was a short, sharp shock of narrative revelation for me. These world-class mentors help you kill your darlings and birth your real film.“ - Benito Robinsoni, UK | Editing Studio 2012

 

„The invaluable experience of putting my writing skills to a true test of tight deadlines and bold opinion-making has paid off in every respect.“ - Višnja Pentić, Croatia | Talent Press 2013

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.

 Talents Liana Avetisyan, Miguel Nunes and Maria Alche at the Embodying the Character workshop
Talents Liana Avetisyan, Miguel Nunes and Maria Alche at the Embodying the Character workshop 1 / 6
 Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods
Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods 2 / 6
 Kalinga Deshapriya and other Camera Studio participants at their Everything Will be Illuminated workshop at the dffb
Kalinga Deshapriya and other Camera Studio participants at their Everything Will be Illuminated workshop at the dffb 3 / 6
 Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio
Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio 4 / 6
 The 2015 Sound Studio participants get to mix at the Post Republic facility
The 2015 Sound Studio participants get to mix at the Post Republic facility 5 / 6
 Alex McDowell and Bruno Setola at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold
Alex McDowell and Bruno Setola at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold 6 / 6

Acting Studio

Ready to Play!

Explore new techniques and meet with international filmmakers and seasoned experts from all over the world. The rigorous interdisciplinary workshops offer a variety of sessions that focus on particular aspects of acting, to help both actors and filmmakers develop communication and collaboration skills for the filmmaking process.

EMBODYING THE CHARACTER
Acting workshop

REHEARSED READING
Practicing English dialogue delivery

MEET THE CASTING DIRECTORS
How to present yourself internationally

 The Acting Studio 2015 participants with acting coaches Kristof Konrad and Jean-Louis Rodrigue
The Acting Studio 2015 participants with acting coaches Kristof Konrad and Jean-Louis Rodrigue 1 / 17
 Talents Liana Avetisyan, Miguel Nunes and Maria Alche at the Embodying the Character workshop
Talents Liana Avetisyan, Miguel Nunes and Maria Alche at the Embodying the Character workshop 2 / 17
Studio Album Jean-Louis Rodrigue at his workshop Embodying the Character
Jean-Louis Rodrigue at his workshop Embodying the Character 3 / 17
 Acting Studio 2015 participants Arifin Putra, Sandino Martin, and Susan Wanjiru at the Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation
Acting Studio 2015 participants Arifin Putra, Sandino Martin, and Susan Wanjiru at the Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation 4 / 17
 Talents Sandino Martin and Alexandre Desane at the Acting Studio 2015
Talents Sandino Martin and Alexandre Desane at the Acting Studio 2015 5 / 17
Acting Studio Acting Studio 2014 participants Yotam Ishay, Maryam Zaree, and Hoji Fortuna
Acting Studio 2014 participants Yotam Ishay, Maryam Zaree, and Hoji Fortuna 6 / 17
 Cuban actor Jazz Vilá at the 2014 Meet the Expert session with Avy Kaufmann
Cuban actor Jazz Vilá at the 2014 Meet the Expert session with Avy Kaufmann 7 / 17
Acting Studio Anja Joos is welcoming the participants of the Acting Studio 2014
Anja Joos is welcoming the participants of the Acting Studio 2014 8 / 17
Acting Studio Acting Studio participants at the Embodying the Character workshop 2014
Acting Studio participants at the Embodying the Character workshop 2014 9 / 17
Acting Studio Actor Hoji Fortuna at the Embodying the Character workshop 2014
Actor Hoji Fortuna at the Embodying the Character workshop 2014 10 / 17
Acting Studio Acting Studio 2014 participants Yotam Ishay, Andreea Vasile and Keren Berger at a session with Beatrice Kruger
Acting Studio 2014 participants Yotam Ishay, Andreea Vasile and Keren Berger at a session with Beatrice Kruger 11 / 17
Acting Studio The 2014 Meet the Expert session with casting director Avy Kaufman
The 2014 Meet the Expert session with casting director Avy Kaufman 12 / 17
Acting Studio Acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue, 2013
Acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue, 2013 13 / 17
Acting Studio Jean-Louis Rodrigue and actress Hilda Peter at the 2013 workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story
Jean-Louis Rodrigue and actress Hilda Peter at the 2013 workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story 14 / 17
Acting Studio Talents at the Close-Up Acting session of the 2013 workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story
Talents at the Close-Up Acting session of the 2013 workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story 15 / 17
Acting Studio Albanian actor Tristan Halilaj at the Canon supported 2013 workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story
Albanian actor Tristan Halilaj at the Canon supported 2013 workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story 16 / 17
Acting Studio Coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue with Talents Roxana Pomponiu and Nafisat Abdullahia at the Acting Studio 2013
Coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue with Talents Roxana Pomponiu and Nafisat Abdullahia at the Acting Studio 2013 17 / 17

Camera Studio

The World Seen Through Your Eyes

Share your ideas with fellow Talents and discuss the aesthetics and mechanics of camera work, lighting and the impact of cinematography on the post-production process. Acclaimed mentors and experts help broaden the scope by providing technical and creative insight into their latest works and guiding you find the right artistic expression for your next film.

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY
Master class on artistic cinematography

THE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO DIGITAL WORKFLOW
How to choose the right camera equipment

CROSSING THE BORDERS
Cinematographers meet screenwriters and editors

 Group photo of the Camera Studio 2015
Group photo of the Camera Studio 2015 1 / 14
 Franz Lustig leading the Everything Will be Illuminated workshop for the Camera Studio participants
Franz Lustig leading the Everything Will be Illuminated workshop for the Camera Studio participants 2 / 14
 Dirk Meier leading the first session of the 2015 Camera Studio
Dirk Meier leading the first session of the 2015 Camera Studio 3 / 14
Studio Album Franz Lustig at the Everything Will be Illuminated workshop for the Camera Studio participants
Franz Lustig at the Everything Will be Illuminated workshop for the Camera Studio participants 4 / 14
 Director of photography Peter Zeitlinger at his Meet the Expert session
Director of photography Peter Zeitlinger at his Meet the Expert session 5 / 14
 Camera Studio Grading at the dffb
Camera Studio Grading at the dffb 6 / 14
Camera Studio Group photo of the 2014 Studio participants and mentors
Group photo of the 2014 Studio participants and mentors 7 / 14
Camera Studio Mentors Dirk Meier and Birgit Gudjonsdottir at a work session, 2014
Mentors Dirk Meier and Birgit Gudjonsdottir at a work session, 2014 8 / 14
Camera Studio The location shoot is a great opportunity to get comfortable with the latest equipment
The location shoot is a great opportunity to get comfortable with the latest equipment 9 / 14
Camera Studio Czech Talent and 2014 Studio participant Adam Ol'ha on location shoot
Czech Talent and 2014 Studio participant Adam Ol'ha on location shoot 10 / 14
Camera Studio The first meeting of 2014 Studio participants and mentors
The first meeting of 2014 Studio participants and mentors 11 / 14
Camera Studio South African director and 2013 participant Siphiwe Linda
South African director and 2013 participant Siphiwe Linda 12 / 14
Camera Studio Mentor Stefan Ciupek unveiling the secrets of the Arri Alexa camera
Mentor Stefan Ciupek unveiling the secrets of the Arri Alexa camera 13 / 14
Camera Studio The 2012 participants with mentor Stefan Ciupek (right)
The 2012 participants with mentor Stefan Ciupek (right) 14 / 14

Editing Studio

Life After Shooting

Tackle creative issues in the editing process, share your experiences with fellow Talents and acclaimed mentors, and discuss new ideas based on excerpts from your own work. Related workshops and master classes, plus speed matching and excursions to the cinema make for a comprehensive, cutting-edge experience.

CROSSING THE BORDERS
Editors meet sound designers and cinematographers

KILL YOUR DARLINGS
Master class on editing

MENTORING DESK
Get decent feedback from Talents and Mentors

 Talents Filippo Montemurro and Aletta von Vietinghoff listening to mentor Susan Korda during one of the Editing Studio sessions
Talents Filippo Montemurro and Aletta von Vietinghoff listening to mentor Susan Korda during one of the Editing Studio sessions 1 / 7
 Group photo of the 2015 Editing Studio
Group photo of the 2015 Editing Studio 2 / 7
 Editing Studio Alumna Catalina Marín Duarte joins the class of 2015 to talk about her current film screening at the Berlinale festival
Editing Studio Alumna Catalina Marín Duarte joins the class of 2015 to talk about her current film screening at the Berlinale festival 3 / 7
 Talents Demetrio Elorz, Sibila Estruch, and mentor Gesa Marten during one of the Editing Studio sessions
Talents Demetrio Elorz, Sibila Estruch, and mentor Gesa Marten during one of the Editing Studio sessions 4 / 7
Editing Studio Editing Studio 2014 mentor Lee Chatametikool works with Talent Antolín Prieto in the editing suite
Editing Studio 2014 mentor Lee Chatametikool works with Talent Antolín Prieto in the editing suite 5 / 7
Editing Studio Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio 2014
Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio 2014 6 / 7
Editing Studio At the Editing Studio 2014
At the Editing Studio 2014 7 / 7

Production Design Studio

The World is not Enough

Meet with top-notch experts in „Worldbuilding“, work on a tangible case study, collaborative dynamics and improve your own approach to production design and creative processes. In the Studio, you will immerse in Worldbuilding and design methods, and the possibilities of interdisciplinary, convergent and non-linear processes in combination with the use of analogo and virtual tools.

REIMAGINING CINEMA
Improve storytelling through an immersive creative practice

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONS
Connect to screenwriters and directors working on new projects

PROTOTYPING VISION I/II
Workshop on Worldbuilding and production design

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At the Production Design Studio experts share how the advancement of technological possibilities has allowed them to redefine what is possible when it comes to their work. The Production Design Studio is done in collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC) and the 5D Institute, Los Angeles. “Worldbuilding” is a metaphor for a design and iteration process that creates and actualizes the story space in digital narrative media. It addresses the experience of creating new worlds for storytelling through an immersive creative practice.

Production Design Studio offers the chance for production designers to take part in a collaborative exploration to develop the practice of visual storytelling, using new inception and development processes to prototype, capture and manufacture the imagination within a single virtual production space. At the core of the studio sessions, production designers have the opportunity to re-examine the creative process itself, to discover and develop new ways of seeing, thinking, iterating and collaborating.

 Group photo of the 2015 Production Design Studio and their mentor Alex McDowell
Group photo of the 2015 Production Design Studio and their mentor Alex McDowell 1 / 10
 Ken Adam during his meeting with the Production Design Studio participants at the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehn
Ken Adam during his meeting with the Production Design Studio participants at the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehn 2 / 10
 Alex McDowell and Talent Juan Diego Villegas at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold
Alex McDowell and Talent Juan Diego Villegas at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold 3 / 10
Studio Album A creative seance at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold
A creative seance at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold 4 / 10
Production Design Studio At the 2014 panel Shaping New Worlds with Ed Cookson, Tawny Schlieski, Patrick Hanenberger and Juan DiazB
At the 2014 panel Shaping New Worlds with Ed Cookson, Tawny Schlieski, Patrick Hanenberger and Juan DiazB 5 / 10
Production Design Studio Tawny Schlieski and Patrick Hanenberger at the panel 5D The Science of Fiction: Shaping New Worlds. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Tawny Schlieski and Patrick Hanenberger at the panel 5D The Science of Fiction: Shaping New Worlds. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 6 / 10
Production Design Studio Production Design Studio coordinator Juan DiazB
Production Design Studio coordinator Juan DiazB 7 / 10
Production Design Studio Production designer Alex McDowell at the 2014 workshop Building New Worlds
Production designer Alex McDowell at the 2014 workshop Building New Worlds 8 / 10
Production Design Studio Production designer Adam Stockhausen at the 2014 panel The Land of Things and Spaces
Production designer Adam Stockhausen at the 2014 panel The Land of Things and Spaces 9 / 10
Production Design Studio Production designer Habib Zargarpour at the Worldbuilding panel 2013
Production designer Habib Zargarpour at the Worldbuilding panel 2013 10 / 10

At the Production Design Studio experts share how the advancement of technological possibilities has allowed them to redefine what is possible when it comes to their work. The Production Design Studio is done in collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC) and the 5D Institute, Los Angeles. “Worldbuilding” is a metaphor for a design and iteration process that creates and actualizes the story space in digital narrative media. It addresses the experience of creating new worlds for storytelling through an immersive creative practice.

Production Design Studio offers the chance for production designers to take part in a collaborative exploration to develop the practice of visual storytelling, using new inception and development processes to prototype, capture and manufacture the imagination within a single virtual production space. At the core of the studio sessions, production designers have the opportunity to re-examine the creative process itself, to discover and develop new ways of seeing, thinking, iterating and collaborating.

Sales & Distribution Studio

Reaching New Audiences

Take part in a collaborative exploration, benefit from the experience of fellow distributors, and from the input and case-studies shared by seasoned sales agents, audience designers, filmmakers and producers. The Sales & Distribution Studio is based at the new “Berlinale Talents Market Hub”, located directly at the premises of the European Film Market.

DISTRIBUTORS SHARING THEIR SECRETS
Experts discuss the ins and outs of the business

THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL
New ways to bring your film closer to an audience

MEET AND GREET
Expand your network and find new projects

 The European Film Market (EFM)
The European Film Market (EFM) 1 / 10
 Sigrid Limprecht at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM
Sigrid Limprecht at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM 2 / 10
 The Producers Sharing Their Secrets panel: Paulo de Carvalho, Juliette Lepoutre, Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Katriel Schory and Christine Tröstrum
The Producers Sharing Their Secrets panel: Paulo de Carvalho, Juliette Lepoutre, Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Katriel Schory and Christine Tröstrum 3 / 10
 Youssef El Shazli and Hania Mroué at the panel Crossroads to Culture: Cinema(s) in the Arab World
Youssef El Shazli and Hania Mroué at the panel Crossroads to Culture: Cinema(s) in the Arab World 4 / 10
 Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods
Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods 5 / 10
 Timo Vuorensola at the panel Cross Media II: How to Engage Your Audience
Timo Vuorensola at the panel Cross Media II: How to Engage Your Audience 6 / 10
Distribution Studio Lasse Anderson, Louise Vesth and Ben Gibson at the 2014 panel Nymphomaniac - How to Sell Uneasy Films
Lasse Anderson, Louise Vesth and Ben Gibson at the 2014 panel Nymphomaniac - How to Sell Uneasy Films 7 / 10
Distribution Studio Philip Knatchbull at the 2014 panel Sealing the Deal: How to Work with Distributors
Philip Knatchbull at the 2014 panel Sealing the Deal: How to Work with Distributors 8 / 10
Distribution Studio Talent Irene Visa with fellow distributors at the wrap-up session of the 2013 Distribution Studio
Talent Irene Visa with fellow distributors at the wrap-up session of the 2013 Distribution Studio 9 / 10
 Talent Ruari Elkington discussing distribution strategies at the Distribution Studio 2013
Talent Ruari Elkington discussing distribution strategies at the Distribution Studio 2013 10 / 10

Sound Studio

Setting the tone

Focus on how sound is used in the filmmaking process, from designing a sound landscape to the intricacies of sound mixing and composing non-orchestral film scores. In the Studio, you get to know new sound-enhancement technologies and explore possible collaborations with creative and strategic partners from the industry.

SOUND DESIGN AND STORYTELLING
Interweaving story and sound development

HEAR THE WHOLE PICTURE
Master class on score composing

THE WORLD OF SHOUTS AND WHISPERS
Creating distinctive soundscapes for films

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Sound Studio stresses the importance of the interdisciplinary collaboration between sound designers and composers with screenwriters, directors, and producers in order to encourage exchange between different areas of filmmaking. It enables sound designers and composers to improve their work by connecting them at an early stage to professionals from other film disciplines. The programme not only features case study sessions and master classes with sound designers and film composers, but also focuses on the production side of sound design (clearing music rights, post-production), includes excursions and offers the opportunity to discuss projects-in-progress with experts. If you wish to participate in the Sound Studio, you must apply to Berlinale Talents as a sound designer/composer. Sound designers and composers applying to Berlinale Talents will automatically be considered for the Sound Studio programme and do not have to fill out an additional application.

 Sound Studio participants Xingyu Li, Carlos Andrés Gutiérrez Quiroga, and Olivier Alary during their Meet the Expert talk with Howard Shore
Sound Studio participants Xingyu Li, Carlos Andrés Gutiérrez Quiroga, and Olivier Alary during their Meet the Expert talk with Howard Shore 1 / 13
 Sound Studio 2015 participants Xingyu Li, Chor Guan Ng, Carlos Andrés Gutiérrez Quiroga with the Studio coordinator Marcie Jost
Sound Studio 2015 participants Xingyu Li, Chor Guan Ng, Carlos Andrés Gutiérrez Quiroga with the Studio coordinator Marcie Jost 2 / 13
 Howard Shore at his Meet the Expert session
Howard Shore at his Meet the Expert session 3 / 13
 Sound Studio 2015 participant Warren Santiago in conversation during the Dolby Atmos Workshop
Sound Studio 2015 participant Warren Santiago in conversation during the Dolby Atmos Workshop 4 / 13
 The 2015 Sound Studio participants get to mix at the Post Republic facility
The 2015 Sound Studio participants get to mix at the Post Republic facility 5 / 13
Sound Studio Russian sound designer Yulia Glukhova has been selected to travel to Dolby® in Wootton Basset, 2014
Russian sound designer Yulia Glukhova has been selected to travel to Dolby® in Wootton Basset, 2014 6 / 13
Sound Studio Sound Studio 2014 participants Yulia Glukhova, Martijn Helle and Johannes Heidingsfelder
Sound Studio 2014 participants Yulia Glukhova, Martijn Helle and Johannes Heidingsfelder 7 / 13
Sound Studio Ram Khatabakhsh and Santiago De La Paz Nicolau at the 2014 Dolby ® Atmos Award anouncement
Ram Khatabakhsh and Santiago De La Paz Nicolau at the 2014 Dolby ® Atmos Award anouncement 8 / 13
 Sound Studio mentor Martin Steyer and Mexican Talent Santiago De la Paz Nicolau, 2014
Sound Studio mentor Martin Steyer and Mexican Talent Santiago De la Paz Nicolau, 2014 9 / 13
Sound Studio Sound Studio 2014 mentor Martin Steyer at the Dolby ® Atmos presentation
Sound Studio 2014 mentor Martin Steyer at the Dolby ® Atmos presentation 10 / 13
Sound Studio Sound Studio 2014 participants Layal Watfeh and Aranzazu Calleja
Sound Studio 2014 participants Layal Watfeh and Aranzazu Calleja 11 / 13
Sound Studio Sound Designer Lucia Palenzuela at the welcome session of the Sound Studio
Sound Designer Lucia Palenzuela at the welcome session of the Sound Studio 12 / 13
 Sound Designer Tiago Bello at the welcome session for the participants of the Sound Studio
Sound Designer Tiago Bello at the welcome session for the participants of the Sound Studio 13 / 13

Sound Studio stresses the importance of the interdisciplinary collaboration between sound designers and composers with screenwriters, directors, and producers in order to encourage exchange between different areas of filmmaking. It enables sound designers and composers to improve their work by connecting them at an early stage to professionals from other film disciplines. The programme not only features case study sessions and master classes with sound designers and film composers, but also focuses on the production side of sound design (clearing music rights, post-production), includes excursions and offers the opportunity to discuss projects-in-progress with experts. If you wish to participate in the Sound Studio, you must apply to Berlinale Talents as a sound designer/composer. Sound designers and composers applying to Berlinale Talents will automatically be considered for the Sound Studio programme and do not have to fill out an additional application.

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.

 Group photo of the 2015 Talent Press participants
Group photo of the 2015 Talent Press participants 1 / 10
 Film Critic / Journalist Julia Cooper
Film Critic / Journalist Julia Cooper 2 / 10
 Film Critic / Journalist Monty Majeed
Film Critic / Journalist Monty Majeed 3 / 10
 Film Critic / Journalist Oris Aigbokhaevbolo
Film Critic / Journalist Oris Aigbokhaevbolo 4 / 10
 Film Critic / Journalist Heitor Augusto
Film Critic / Journalist Heitor Augusto 5 / 10
 Film Critic / Journalist Alonso Díaz de la Vega
Film Critic / Journalist Alonso Díaz de la Vega 6 / 10
 Film Critic / Journalist Michael Guarneri
Film Critic / Journalist Michael Guarneri 7 / 10
 Film Critic / Journalist Oriana Franceschi
Film Critic / Journalist Oriana Franceschi 8 / 10
 Film Critic / Journalist Ana Šturm
Film Critic / Journalist Ana Šturm 9 / 10
 Talents Oriana Franceschi and Ana Sturm at the Talent Press
Talents Oriana Franceschi and Ana Sturm at the Talent Press 10 / 10

Talent Press 2015 Articles