Berlinale Talents 2015
February, 07-12, 2015

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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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.

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

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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.

 The main theatre (HAU1) at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theatre. Main venue for most of the grand format sessions.
The main theatre (HAU1) at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theatre. Main venue for most of the grand format sessions. 1 / 2
 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. 2 / 2

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.

It was a great experience to meet participants from all over the world. I still remember this amazing feeling of having hundreds of gigabytes running through my brain, and having the clear vision how I wanted to make my film. Kaspar Goba, Latvia | Berlinale Talents 2007

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.

 A group photo of the Short Film Station 2014. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
A group photo of the Short Film Station 2014. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 1 / 4
TPM Talent Project Market 2014 participant Alina Abdullayeva at a one-on-one meeting, © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2014
Talent Project Market 2014 participant Alina Abdullayeva at a one-on-one meeting, © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2014 2 / 4
Project Labs John Trengove of the Script Station pitches his concept at the Project Presentation Day. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
John Trengove of the Script Station pitches his concept at the Project Presentation Day. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 3 / 4
 One-on-one meetings at the Doc Station Project Presentation Day (photo: Peter Himsel)
One-on-one meetings at the Doc Station Project Presentation Day (photo: Peter Himsel) 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.

Life on Screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Studios

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

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

Acting Studio Talents at the Close-Up Acting session of workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
Talents at the Close-Up Acting session of workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 1 / 6
Camera Studio Czech Talent and Studio participant Adam Ol'ha on location shoot. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
Czech Talent and Studio participant Adam Ol'ha on location shoot. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 2 / 6
Editing Studio Editing Studio mentor Lee Chatametikool works with Talent Antolín Prieto in the editing suite. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
Editing Studio mentor Lee Chatametikool works with Talent Antolín Prieto in the editing suite. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 3 / 6
Production Design Studio Production designer Alex McDowell at the Building New Worlds workshop. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013
Production designer Alex McDowell at the Building New Worlds workshop. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013 4 / 6
Distribution Studio Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013
Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013 5 / 6
Sound Studio Sound Studio mentor Martin Steyer at the Dolby ® Atmos presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Sound Studio mentor Martin Steyer at the Dolby ® Atmos presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 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

Acting Studio Acting Studio participants Yotam Ishay, Maryam Zaree, and Hoji Fortuna. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Acting Studio participants Yotam Ishay, Maryam Zaree, and Hoji Fortuna. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 1 / 12
 Cuban Actor Jazz Vilá at the Meet the Expert session with Avy Kaufmann. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Cuban Actor Jazz Vilá at the Meet the Expert session with Avy Kaufmann. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 2 / 12
Acting Studio Anja Joos is welcoming the participants of the Acting Studio 2014. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Anja Joos is welcoming the participants of the Acting Studio 2014. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 3 / 12
Acting Studio Acting Studio participants at the Embodying the Character workshop. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Acting Studio participants at the Embodying the Character workshop. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 4 / 12
Acting Studio Actor Hoji Fortuna at the Embodying the Character workshop. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Actor Hoji Fortuna at the Embodying the Character workshop. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 5 / 12
Acting Studio Yotam Ishay, Andreea Vasile and Keren Berger, at a session with Beatrice Kruger. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Yotam Ishay, Andreea Vasile and Keren Berger, at a session with Beatrice Kruger. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 6 / 12
Acting Studio The Meet the Expert session with casting director Avy Kaufman. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
The Meet the Expert session with casting director Avy Kaufman. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 7 / 12
Acting Studio Acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
Acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 8 / 12
Acting Studio Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Actress Hilda Peter at the workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Actress Hilda Peter at the workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 9 / 12
Acting Studio Talents at the Close-Up Acting session of workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
Talents at the Close-Up Acting session of workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 10 / 12
Acting Studio Albanian actor Tristan Halilaj at the Canon supported workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
Albanian actor Tristan Halilaj at the Canon supported workshop Change Your Lens, Change Your Story. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 11 / 12
Acting Studio Coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue with Roxana Pomponiu and Nafisat Abdullahi. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013
Coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue with Roxana Pomponiu and Nafisat Abdullahi. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013 12 / 12

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

Camera Studio Group photo of the 2014 Studio participants and mentors. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
Group photo of the 2014 Studio participants and mentors. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 1 / 8
Camera Studio Mentors Dirk Meier and Birgit Gudjonsdottir at a work session. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
Mentors Dirk Meier and Birgit Gudjonsdottir at a work session. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 2 / 8
Camera Studio The location shoot is a great opportunity to get comfortable with the latest equipment. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
The location shoot is a great opportunity to get comfortable with the latest equipment. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 3 / 8
Camera Studio Czech Talent and Studio participant Adam Ol'ha on location shoot. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
Czech Talent and Studio participant Adam Ol'ha on location shoot. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 4 / 8
Camera Studio The first meeting between Studio participants and mentors. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
The first meeting between Studio participants and mentors. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 5 / 8
Camera Studio South African director and 2013 participant Siphiwe Linda. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
South African director and 2013 participant Siphiwe Linda. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 6 / 8
Camera Studio Mentor Stefan Ciupek unveiling the secrets of the Arri Alexa camera. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2012
Mentor Stefan Ciupek unveiling the secrets of the Arri Alexa camera. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2012 7 / 8
Camera Studio The 2012 participants with mentor Stefan Ciupek (right). © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2012
The 2012 participants with mentor Stefan Ciupek (right). © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2012 8 / 8

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

Editing Studio Editing Studio mentor Lee Chatametikool works with Talent Antolín Prieto in the editing suite. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
Editing Studio mentor Lee Chatametikool works with Talent Antolín Prieto in the editing suite. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 1 / 3
Editing Studio Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 2 / 3
Editing Studio Group photo of the Editing Studio 2014. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Group photo of the Editing Studio 2014. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 3 / 3

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.

Production Design Studio Shaping New Worlds with Ed Cookson, Tawny Schlieski, Patrick Hanenberger and Juan DiazB. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Shaping New Worlds with Ed Cookson, Tawny Schlieski, Patrick Hanenberger and Juan DiazB. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 1 / 6
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 2 / 6
Production Design Studio Production Design Studio coordinator Juan DiazB © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Production Design Studio coordinator Juan DiazB © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 3 / 6
Production Design Studio Production designer Alex McDowell at the Building New Worlds workshop. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013
Production designer Alex McDowell at the Building New Worlds workshop. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013 4 / 6
Production Design Studio Production designer Adam Stockhausen at the panel The Land of Things and Spaces. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Production designer Adam Stockhausen at the panel The Land of Things and Spaces. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 5 / 6
Production Design Studio Production designer Habib Zargarpour at the Worldbuilding panel. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013
Production designer Habib Zargarpour at the Worldbuilding panel. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013 6 / 6

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 and 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 and 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

Distribution Studio Talent Irene Visa with fellow distributors at the wrap-up session of the 2013 Distribution Studio. David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013
Talent Irene Visa with fellow distributors at the wrap-up session of the 2013 Distribution Studio. David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013 1 / 5
Distribution Studio Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013
Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013 2 / 5
 Talent Ruari Elkington discussing distribution strategies at the Distribution Studio 2013. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013
Talent Ruari Elkington discussing distribution strategies at the Distribution Studio 2013. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2013 3 / 5
Distribution Studio Philip Knatchbull at the panel Sealing the Deal: How to Work with Distributors. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Philip Knatchbull at the panel Sealing the Deal: How to Work with Distributors. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 4 / 5
Distribution Studio Lasse Anderson, Louise Vesth and Ben Gibson talking about how to sell uneasy films. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Lasse Anderson, Louise Vesth and Ben Gibson talking about how to sell uneasy films. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 5 / 5

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 Russian sound designer Yulia Glukhova has been selected to travel to Dolby® in Wootton Basset. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Russian sound designer Yulia Glukhova has been selected to travel to Dolby® in Wootton Basset. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 1 / 8
Sound Studio Sound Studio participants Yulia Glukhova, Martijn Helle and Johannes Heidingsfelder. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Sound Studio participants Yulia Glukhova, Martijn Helle and Johannes Heidingsfelder. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 2 / 8
Sound Studio Ram Khatabakhsh and Santiago De La Paz Nicolau at the Dolby ® Atmos Award anouncement. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Ram Khatabakhsh and Santiago De La Paz Nicolau at the Dolby ® Atmos Award anouncement. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 3 / 8
 Sound Studio mentor Martin Steyer and Mexican Talent Santiago De la Paz Nicolau. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Sound Studio mentor Martin Steyer and Mexican Talent Santiago De la Paz Nicolau. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 4 / 8
Sound Studio Sound Studio mentor Martin Steyer at the Dolby ® Atmos presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Sound Studio mentor Martin Steyer at the Dolby ® Atmos presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 5 / 8
Sound Studio Sound Studio participants Layal Watfeh and Aranzazu Calleja © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Sound Studio participants Layal Watfeh and Aranzazu Calleja © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 6 / 8
Sound Studio Sound Designer Lucia Palenzuela at the welcome session of the Sound Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
Sound Designer Lucia Palenzuela at the welcome session of the Sound Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 7 / 8
 Sound Designer Tiago Bello at the welcome session for the participants of the Sound Studio.  © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
Sound Designer Tiago Bello at the welcome session for the participants of the Sound Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 8 / 8

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 is a programme for emerging film critics and journalists participating in Berlinale Talents. The eight members of the workshop come to the Berlin International Film Festival attend film screenings and events throughout the entire festival and acquaint themselves with current trends in world cinema.

Under the guidance of prominent film writers, they share their impressions and insights every day and publish their articles on talentpress.org and on the websites of the Talent Press partners FIPRESCI and Goethe-Institut.

Talent Press Talent Press 2014 participants. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
Talent Press 2014 participants. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 1 / 6
Talent Press Mentors D. Malcolm and S. Zacharek with Karla Loncar and Christina Newland. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Mentors D. Malcolm and S. Zacharek with Karla Loncar and Christina Newland. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 2 / 6
Talent Press Tom Cottey, Oliver Baumgarten and Aily Nash working at the Talent Press. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
Tom Cottey, Oliver Baumgarten and Aily Nash working at the Talent Press. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 3 / 6
Talent Press The Talent Press 2014 kick-off meeting. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013
The Talent Press 2014 kick-off meeting. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2013 4 / 6
Talent Press Klaus Eder with Chris Fujiwara, Stephanie Zacharek, Derek Malcom and Dana Linssen. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014
Klaus Eder with Chris Fujiwara, Stephanie Zacharek, Derek Malcom and Dana Linssen. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2014 5 / 6
Talent Press Chris Fujiwara (right) discusses reviews with Guido Pellegrini and Aderinsola Ajao. © Marshall Peterson, Berlinale 2012.
Chris Fujiwara (right) discusses reviews with Guido Pellegrini and Aderinsola Ajao. © Marshall Peterson, Berlinale 2012. 6 / 6