11-16 FEB 2017, #berlinaletalents

Berlinale Talents

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

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

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

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

Event Photos

Madsen Minax of the Doc Station at his project presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Madsen Minax of the Doc Station at his project presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Asimina Proedrou of the Script Station at her project presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Asimina Proedrou of the Script Station at her project presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn, Michel Franco, Paz Lázaro and Gabriel Ripstein
at the panel The Friendly Turn. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn, Michel Franco, Paz Lázaro and Gabriel Ripstein at the panel The Friendly Turn. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Gabriel Ripstein and Michel Franco at the panel The Friendly Turn. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Gabriel Ripstein and Michel Franco at the panel The Friendly Turn. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Paz Lázaro, Gabriel Ripstein and Michel Franco at the panel The Friendly Turn. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Paz Lázaro, Gabriel Ripstein and Michel Franco at the panel The Friendly Turn. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

At the Early Bird breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

At the Early Bird breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum present the Talents posters. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum present the Talents posters. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

At the Early Bird breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

At the Early Bird breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Talents posters get distributed at the Early Bird breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The Talents posters get distributed at the Early Bird breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Meet the Expert session with Beatrice Kruger. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The Meet the Expert session with Beatrice Kruger. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Tristan Daws at then Screening Shorts panel. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Tristan Daws at then Screening Shorts panel. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

© Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

© Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Asimina Proedrou,  Cláudio Marques, Eoizabeth Chatelain and Elizabeth Chatelain of the Script Station at their project presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Asimina Proedrou, Cláudio Marques, Eoizabeth Chatelain and Elizabeth Chatelain of the Script Station at their project presentation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Akosua Adoma Owusu, Toby Ashraf, Christine Vachon, Sara Jordenö and Bruce LaBruce at the panel Talents Teddy Talk: The Finally New Queer Cinema? © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Akosua Adoma Owusu, Toby Ashraf, Christine Vachon, Sara Jordenö and Bruce LaBruce at the panel Talents Teddy Talk: The Finally New Queer Cinema? © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Akosua Adoma Owusu, Toby Ashraf, Christine Vachon, Sara Jordenö, Bruce LaBruce and Klaus Händl at the panel Talents Teddy Talk: The Finally New Queer Cinema? © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Akosua Adoma Owusu, Toby Ashraf, Christine Vachon, Sara Jordenö, Bruce LaBruce and Klaus Händl at the panel Talents Teddy Talk: The Finally New Queer Cinema? © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Klaus Händl at the panel Talents Teddy Talk: The Finally New Queer Cinema? © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Klaus Händl at the panel Talents Teddy Talk: The Finally New Queer Cinema? © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Bruce LaBruce at the panel Talents Teddy Talk: The Finally New Queer Cinema? © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Bruce LaBruce at the panel Talents Teddy Talk: The Finally New Queer Cinema? © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The Talents team at the last day. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The Talents team at the last day. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

At the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

At the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn,  Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, Jessica Luz and Germano de Oliveira at the panel In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn, Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, Jessica Luz and Germano de Oliveira at the panel In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Marcio Reolon at the panel In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Marcio Reolon at the panel In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn,  Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, Jessica Luz and Germano de Oliveira at the panel In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn, Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, Jessica Luz and Germano de Oliveira at the panel In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn, Dorothee Wenner and Alex Gibney at the panel To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn, Dorothee Wenner and Alex Gibney at the panel To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Alex Gibney at the panel To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Alex Gibney at the panel To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Alex Gibney and Dorothee Wenner at the panel To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Alex Gibney and Dorothee Wenner at the panel To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Dolby Atmos masterclass. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The Dolby Atmos masterclass. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The panel Natural Tones: The Music of The Revenant with Milena Fessmann, Carsten Nicolai and Claudia Merkl. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The panel Natural Tones: The Music of The Revenant with Milena Fessmann, Carsten Nicolai and Claudia Merkl. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Carsten Nicolai at the panel Natural Tones: The Music of The Revenant. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Carsten Nicolai at the panel Natural Tones: The Music of The Revenant. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The Project Lab Presentations at the Gropius Mirror Restaurant. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The Project Lab Presentations at the Gropius Mirror Restaurant. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Brandon Cahoon at the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Brandon Cahoon at the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

 © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

© Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Elinor Nechemya, Maxim Kuphal-Potapenko of the Script Station at their project presentations. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Elinor Nechemya, Maxim Kuphal-Potapenko of the Script Station at their project presentations. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the EFM. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the EFM. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Talent Sevara Pan and mentor Aily Nash discuss an article. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Talent Sevara Pan and mentor Aily Nash discuss an article. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Katriel Schory at the panel More Than Honey. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Katriel Schory at the panel More Than Honey. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Malika Rabahallah at the panel More Than Honey: The Many Dimensions of Film Funding. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Malika Rabahallah at the panel More Than Honey: The Many Dimensions of Film Funding. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the EFM. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the EFM. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Sydney Levine takes Talents on the EFM Discovery Tour. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Sydney Levine takes Talents on the EFM Discovery Tour. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Talents at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Talents at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Jonathan Freeman and Fabian Wagner at their Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Jonathan Freeman and Fabian Wagner at their Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Fabian Wagner at his Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Fabian Wagner at his Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Maike Mia Höhne and Kathleen McInnis at the panel What Only Shorts Can Do. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Maike Mia Höhne and Kathleen McInnis at the panel What Only Shorts Can Do. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Friede Clausz and Christine Tröstrum at the Happy Hour at the Fox Bar. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Friede Clausz and Christine Tröstrum at the Happy Hour at the Fox Bar. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Katriel Schory at the panel More Than Honey. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Katriel Schory at the panel More Than Honey. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The More Than Honey panel: Ben Roberts, Katriel Schory, Jorge Sánchez, Malika Rabahallah, Henning Kamm and Florian Weghorn. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The More Than Honey panel: Ben Roberts, Katriel Schory, Jorge Sánchez, Malika Rabahallah, Henning Kamm and Florian Weghorn. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Early Bird Breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Early Bird Breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Lars Eidinger at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Lars Eidinger at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Talents Brian Deane and Nora Windeck at the Early Bird Breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Talents Brian Deane and Nora Windeck at the Early Bird Breakfast. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Lars Eidinger at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Lars Eidinger at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Peter Cowie at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Peter Cowie at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Lars Eidinger, Alba Rohrwacher and Peter Cowie  at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Lars Eidinger, Alba Rohrwacher and Peter Cowie at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Alba Rohrwacher at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Alba Rohrwacher at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Alba Rohrwacher at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Alba Rohrwacher at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings talk. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings talk. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings talk. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Susan Korda at her Kill Your Darlings talk. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The panel Take a Long Look: The Cinematography of Game of Thrones, with Jonathan Freeman, Fabian Wagner and Matthijs Wouter Knol. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The panel Take a Long Look: The Cinematography of Game of Thrones, with Jonathan Freeman, Fabian Wagner and Matthijs Wouter Knol. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Dirk Meier at the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Dirk Meier at the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Derya Durmaz, Rafael Leloup and Grayson Gilmourt at the Early Bird Breakfast. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Derya Durmaz, Rafael Leloup and Grayson Gilmourt at the Early Bird Breakfast. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

At the Early Bird Breakfast. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

At the Early Bird Breakfast. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Talents circle. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The Talents circle. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Talents circle. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The Talents circle. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Konate Abdoul Karim an Emilieaussel at the Talents circle. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Konate Abdoul Karim an Emilieaussel at the Talents circle. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic with Daniel Saltzwedel at the Short Film Station closing presentation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic with Daniel Saltzwedel at the Short Film Station closing presentation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Short Film Station alumna Kate Dolan returns to Berlinale Talents for a special screening of her films. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Short Film Station alumna Kate Dolan returns to Berlinale Talents for a special screening of her films. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Talents Rim Nair and Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic at the Short Film Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Talents Rim Nair and Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic at the Short Film Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

A final group photo of the Short Film Station 2016. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

A final group photo of the Short Film Station 2016. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The HAU2 theatre. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The HAU2 theatre. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Jakub Kouril with Daniel Saltzwedel at the Short Film Station closing presentation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Jakub Kouril with Daniel Saltzwedel at the Short Film Station closing presentation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Blank Page Stories panel with Fernando Eimbcke, Kathi Bildhauer and Ella Manzheeva. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The Blank Page Stories panel with Fernando Eimbcke, Kathi Bildhauer and Ella Manzheeva. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Rainer Rother, Michael Ballhaus, Jim Rakete and Christine Tröstrum at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Rainer Rother, Michael Ballhaus, Jim Rakete and Christine Tröstrum at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Ella Manzheeva at the panel Blank Page Stories. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Ella Manzheeva at the panel Blank Page Stories. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Fernando Eimbcke at the Blank Page Stories panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Fernando Eimbcke at the Blank Page Stories panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The audience at the HAU1 venue. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The audience at the HAU1 venue. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Jessica Loew at the session Meet the Experts: Rights Clearance. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Jessica Loew at the session Meet the Experts: Rights Clearance. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Fernando Eimbcke at the Blank Page Stories panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Fernando Eimbcke at the Blank Page Stories panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Michael Ballhaus and Jim Rakete at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Michael Ballhaus and Jim Rakete at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Katharina Domnick at the session Meet the Experts: Rights Clearance. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Katharina Domnick at the session Meet the Experts: Rights Clearance. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Talents at the Happy Hour at the Fox Bar. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Talents at the Happy Hour at the Fox Bar. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Fan Jian at the screening of MY LAND. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Fan Jian at the screening of MY LAND. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up with Florian Weghorn, Lars Eidinger, Alba Rohrwacher and Peter Cowie. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up with Florian Weghorn, Lars Eidinger, Alba Rohrwacher and Peter Cowie. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Nicole Teeny at the Short Film Station closing presentation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Nicole Teeny at the Short Film Station closing presentation. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Germano de Oliveira, Anita Remón, Camila Mercadal, Bruno Carboni and Alejo Santos at the Happy Hour at the Fox Bar. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Germano de Oliveira, Anita Remón, Camila Mercadal, Bruno Carboni and Alejo Santos at the Happy Hour at the Fox Bar. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The panel Take a Long Look: The Cinematography of Game of Thrones, with Jonathan Freeman, Fabian Wagner and Matthijs Wouter Knol. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The panel Take a Long Look: The Cinematography of Game of Thrones, with Jonathan Freeman, Fabian Wagner and Matthijs Wouter Knol. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Fabian Gasmia at the panel Me Incorporated: Producers as Entrepreneurs. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Fabian Gasmia at the panel Me Incorporated: Producers as Entrepreneurs. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The HAU1 theatre. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The HAU1 theatre. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Linda Beath at the panel Me Incorporated: Producers as Entrepreneurs. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Linda Beath at the panel Me Incorporated: Producers as Entrepreneurs. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Linda Beath at the panel Me Incorporated: Producers as Entrepreneurs. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Linda Beath at the panel Me Incorporated: Producers as Entrepreneurs. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The panel What Only Shorts Can Do with Kathleen McInnis, Maike Mia Höhne and Jukka-Pekka Laakso. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The panel What Only Shorts Can Do with Kathleen McInnis, Maike Mia Höhne and Jukka-Pekka Laakso. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Kathleen McInnis at the panel What Only Shorts Can Do. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Kathleen McInnis at the panel What Only Shorts Can Do. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Wiebke Esser at her Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Wiebke Esser at her Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Wiebke Esser at her Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Wiebke Esser at her Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Juan DiazB at the workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Juan DiazB at the workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Sydney Levine at the EFM Discovery Tour. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Sydney Levine at the EFM Discovery Tour. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Tammy Davis at the Film Screening: Born to Dance. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Tammy Davis at the Film Screening: Born to Dance. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Tammy Davis and Christine Tröstrum at the Film Screening: Born to Dance. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Tammy Davis and Christine Tröstrum at the Film Screening: Born to Dance. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Talents Alex Winckler, Anna Valdez Hanks and Helen Olive at the Fox Bar for the Creative Skillset Happy Hour. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Talents Alex Winckler, Anna Valdez Hanks and Helen Olive at the Fox Bar for the Creative Skillset Happy Hour. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the EFM with Nikola Joertze, Pascal Edelmann and Bettina Schwarz. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The Happy Hour at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the EFM with Nikola Joertze, Pascal Edelmann and Bettina Schwarz. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The panel Take a Long Look: The Cinematography of Game of Thrones, with Florian Weghorn, Jonathan Freeman, Fabian Wagner and Matthijs Wouter Knol. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The panel Take a Long Look: The Cinematography of Game of Thrones, with Florian Weghorn, Jonathan Freeman, Fabian Wagner and Matthijs Wouter Knol. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Isabella Akinseye of the Talent Press. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Isabella Akinseye of the Talent Press. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Molly M. Stensgaard at the panel Floating Shapes: How to Give Stories the Right Flow  © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Molly M. Stensgaard at the panel Floating Shapes: How to Give Stories the Right Flow © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Loretta Stern, Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Dine and Shine. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Loretta Stern, Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Dine and Shine. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Talents Mayou Trikerioti and Ahmed Sobky at the Fox Bar Reception after the Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Talents Mayou Trikerioti and Ahmed Sobky at the Fox Bar Reception after the Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Japanese Embassador to Germany Kiminori Iwama at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Japanese Embassador to Germany Kiminori Iwama at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Meet the Expert at Work session with Wendy Bernfeld. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The Meet the Expert at Work session with Wendy Bernfeld. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Paul Tyler shows Josh Kim his Lego at the panel Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Paul Tyler shows Josh Kim his Lego at the panel Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Kevin Murphy and Joaquin del Paso at the Screening of Panamerican Machinery. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Kevin Murphy and Joaquin del Paso at the Screening of Panamerican Machinery. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Christine Tröstrum with Dirk Meier, Gergely Pálos, Niko Remus and Andreas Westphal at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Christine Tröstrum with Dirk Meier, Gergely Pálos, Niko Remus and Andreas Westphal at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Greek Talent Marina Symeou at the Actors Studio's Playing the Character workshop. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Greek Talent Marina Symeou at the Actors Studio's Playing the Character workshop. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

© Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

© Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Script station mentor Anita Vorhaam at a one on one meeting. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Script station mentor Anita Vorhaam at a one on one meeting. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Norwegian Talent Dagny Backer Johnsen at the Playing the Character workshop. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Norwegian Talent Dagny Backer Johnsen at the Playing the Character workshop. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Prof. Johannes Kreile, Kathi Bildhauer, Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn at the VFF Highlight Pitch at the Talent Project Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Prof. Johannes Kreile, Kathi Bildhauer, Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn at the VFF Highlight Pitch at the Talent Project Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Niko Remus at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Niko Remus at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Roy Andersson at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Roy Andersson at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn and Roy Andersson at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn and Roy Andersson at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

VFF Highlight Pitch Award winners Gary Cranner, Max Serdiuk and Cecilia Salim with Prof. Dr. Norbert Flechsig, Prof. Johannes Kreile, Sybille Kurz, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Katriel Schory, Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn at the Talent Project Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

VFF Highlight Pitch Award winners Gary Cranner, Max Serdiuk and Cecilia Salim with Prof. Dr. Norbert Flechsig, Prof. Johannes Kreile, Sybille Kurz, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Katriel Schory, Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn at the Talent Project Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The Meet the Expert sesion with Dan Schoenbrun and George Schmalz. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The Meet the Expert sesion with Dan Schoenbrun and George Schmalz. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Kevin B. Lee at the panel In Reference to: Visual Essays. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Kevin B. Lee at the panel In Reference to: Visual Essays. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Paul Tyler shows his Lego magic at the panel Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Paul Tyler shows his Lego magic at the panel Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Kogonada  at the panel In Reference to: Visual Essays. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Kogonada at the panel In Reference to: Visual Essays. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Paul Tyler shows Josh Kim his Lego at the panel Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Paul Tyler shows Josh Kim his Lego at the panel Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Thomas Oberender and Thomas Vinterberg at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Thomas Oberender and Thomas Vinterberg at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Thomas Oberender and Thomas Vinterberg at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Thomas Oberender and Thomas Vinterberg at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The Meet the Expert at Work session with Wendy Bernfeld. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The Meet the Expert at Work session with Wendy Bernfeld. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Thomas Vinterberg, Florian Weghorn and Thomas Oberender at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Thomas Vinterberg, Florian Weghorn and Thomas Oberender at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Thomas Oberender and Thomas Vinterberg at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Thomas Oberender and Thomas Vinterberg at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The HAU1. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The HAU1. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The panel Floating Shapes: How to Give Stories the Right Flow. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The panel Floating Shapes: How to Give Stories the Right Flow. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The panelists from Between the Lines: Love Letters to Film. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The panelists from Between the Lines: Love Letters to Film. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Molly M. Stensgaard, Steve Matthews and Jakob Kirstein Høgel at the panel Floating Shapes: How to Give Stories the Right Flow © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Molly M. Stensgaard, Steve Matthews and Jakob Kirstein Høgel at the panel Floating Shapes: How to Give Stories the Right Flow © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Jorge Michel Grau, Yissel Ibarra Espriu and Aldo Max at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Jorge Michel Grau, Yissel Ibarra Espriu and Aldo Max at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Talents Minh Quy Truong, Sorayos Prapapan, Lei Yuan Bin, Daniel Hui and Batara Goempar at the Reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Talents Minh Quy Truong, Sorayos Prapapan, Lei Yuan Bin, Daniel Hui and Batara Goempar at the Reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Christiane Schulte and Bartosz Warwas at the Dine and Shine dinner. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Christiane Schulte and Bartosz Warwas at the Dine and Shine dinner. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Director Aaron Brookner, producer Paula Vaccaro and moderator Florian Weghorn at the Berlinale Talents Screening of UNCLE HOWARD. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Director Aaron Brookner, producer Paula Vaccaro and moderator Florian Weghorn at the Berlinale Talents Screening of UNCLE HOWARD. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Veronika Grob, Christine Tröstrum, Lucia Recalde Langarica and Ottilie Bälz at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Veronika Grob, Christine Tröstrum, Lucia Recalde Langarica and Ottilie Bälz at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The documentary winners Eliane Raheb, Lissi Muschol and Margot Haiböck at the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The documentary winners Eliane Raheb, Lissi Muschol and Margot Haiböck at the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Producer Paula Vaccaro at the Berlinale Talents Screening of UNCLE HOWARD. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Producer Paula Vaccaro at the Berlinale Talents Screening of UNCLE HOWARD. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Frank W. Albers, Christine Tröstrum, Karin Schyle, Florian Weghorn and George David at the Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Frank W. Albers, Christine Tröstrum, Karin Schyle, Florian Weghorn and George David at the Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Director Aaron Brookner at the Berlinale Talents Screening of his film UNCLE HOWARD. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Director Aaron Brookner at the Berlinale Talents Screening of his film UNCLE HOWARD. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The Early Bird Breakfast sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The Talent Circle. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The Talent Circle. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Philip Scheffner at the panel No Time to Remember: Films on the Move. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Philip Scheffner at the panel No Time to Remember: Films on the Move. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Group photo of the panel No Time to Remember: Films on the Move. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Group photo of the panel No Time to Remember: Films on the Move. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Philip Scheffnerat the panel No Time to Remember: Films on the Move. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Philip Scheffnerat the panel No Time to Remember: Films on the Move. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

A meeting of the Editing Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

A meeting of the Editing Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The Berlinale Talents Dine and Shine dinner. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The Berlinale Talents Dine and Shine dinner. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Michiko Teramoto, Christine Tröstrum and Dieter Kosslick at the Reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Michiko Teramoto, Christine Tröstrum and Dieter Kosslick at the Reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Michiko Teramoto and Christine Tröstrum at the Reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Michiko Teramoto and Christine Tröstrum at the Reception of the Manfred Durniok Foundation. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn and Denis Côté at the panel Mysterious Nature. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn and Denis Côté at the panel Mysterious Nature. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The short fiction film winners  Feyrouz Serhal, Stefan Gieren
and Lara Abou Saifan celebrate at the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The short fiction film winners Feyrouz Serhal, Stefan Gieren and Lara Abou Saifan celebrate at the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Dan Schoenbrun, Maria Laura Ruggiero and Michel Reilhac at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Dan Schoenbrun, Maria Laura Ruggiero and Michel Reilhac at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Denis Côté at the panel Mysterious Nature. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Denis Côté at the panel Mysterious Nature. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Michel Reilhac at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Michel Reilhac at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Alex McDowell at the panel Migratory Narratives: The Future World of the Refugee Camp. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Alex McDowell at the panel Migratory Narratives: The Future World of the Refugee Camp. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Alex McDowell at the panel Migratory Narratives: The Future World of the Refugee Camp. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Alex McDowell at the panel Migratory Narratives: The Future World of the Refugee Camp. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Dan Schoenbrun at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Dan Schoenbrun at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Maria Laura Ruggiero at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Maria Laura Ruggiero at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The Embodying the Character workshop with Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The Embodying the Character workshop with Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Jessica Brillhart at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Jessica Brillhart at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Gabo Arora, Michel Reilhac and Jessica Brillhart at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Gabo Arora, Michel Reilhac and Jessica Brillhart at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Gabo Arora at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Gabo Arora at the panel Connected Stories: Audiences Inside Out. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The winners and the jury of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung celebrate on stage. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The winners and the jury of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung celebrate on stage. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

The winners of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung celebrate on stage. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The winners of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung celebrate on stage. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Animation film winners Waref Abu Quba, Kevork Mourad and Eva Illmer celebrate at the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Animation film winners Waref Abu Quba, Kevork Mourad and Eva Illmer celebrate at the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Susan Korda at an Editing Studio meeting. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Susan Korda at an Editing Studio meeting. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The ewerk, venue of the Berlianle Talents Dine and Shine. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The ewerk, venue of the Berlianle Talents Dine and Shine. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Jean-Louis Rodrigue, Konstantinus and Gyula Gazdag at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Jean-Louis Rodrigue, Konstantinus and Gyula Gazdag at the Dine and Shine dinner. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Meryl Streep at the Nature of Relations panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Meryl Streep at the Nature of Relations panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Indonesia Talent Suryo Wiyogo at the HAU2 lounge. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Indonesia Talent Suryo Wiyogo at the HAU2 lounge. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Canadian Talent Jovanka Vuckovic after getting her tickets. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Canadian Talent Jovanka Vuckovic after getting her tickets. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The Global Speedmatching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

The Global Speedmatching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The Actors Studio Welcome meeting. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The Actors Studio Welcome meeting. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Dieter Kosslick at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Dieter Kosslick at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

UK Talent Joshua Neale at the Global Speedmatching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

UK Talent Joshua Neale at the Global Speedmatching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Wojciech Stuchlik and Margareta Szabo at the Global Speedmatching session. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Wojciech Stuchlik and Margareta Szabo at the Global Speedmatching session. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Mexican Talent Aldo Max at the Global Speedmatching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Mexican Talent Aldo Max at the Global Speedmatching session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Stéphane Detaille, Loretta Stern, Daniel Brühl and Florian Weghorn at the Nespresso Atelier. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Stéphane Detaille, Loretta Stern, Daniel Brühl and Florian Weghorn at the Nespresso Atelier. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

The 2016 Script Station at work. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The 2016 Script Station at work. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Group photo of the 2016 Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Group photo of the 2016 Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Annemie Vanackere at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Annemie Vanackere at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

German Secretary of Culture Minika Grütters at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

German Secretary of Culture Minika Grütters at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Iranian Talent Afsaneh Salari at the Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Iranian Talent Afsaneh Salari at the Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Lucia Recalde Langarica, Christine Tröstrum and Ottilie Bälz at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

Lucia Recalde Langarica, Christine Tröstrum and Ottilie Bälz at the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

Florian Weghorn at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Florian Weghorn at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

At the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

At the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Peter Cowie at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Peter Cowie at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

German Secretary of Culture Monika Grütters at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

German Secretary of Culture Monika Grütters at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Brian Holmes, Harald Trettenbrein, Lucia Recalde Langarica, Monika Grütters and Dieter Kosslick at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Brian Holmes, Harald Trettenbrein, Lucia Recalde Langarica, Monika Grütters and Dieter Kosslick at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Christine Tröstrum, Dieter Kosslick,  Monika Grütters and Florian Weghorn at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Christine Tröstrum, Dieter Kosslick, Monika Grütters and Florian Weghorn at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Sidney Levine at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Sidney Levine at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

Christine Tröstrum and Monika Grütters at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016

Christine Tröstrum and Monika Grütters at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 download

The Early Bird breakfast, sponsored by Nespresso. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016

The Early Bird breakfast, sponsored by Nespresso. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 download

US Talent Aaron Schnobrich receives his Berlinale Talents bag. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

US Talent Aaron Schnobrich receives his Berlinale Talents bag. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn with Linda Söffker at the Reception for the German Talents at the Berlinale Open House. © Daniel Seiffert, Berlinale 2016

Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn with Linda Söffker at the Reception for the German Talents at the Berlinale Open House. © Daniel Seiffert, Berlinale 2016 download

Ticketing for the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Ticketing for the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

The Atelier Nespresso during the Dinner Project Labs. © Peter Himsel, 2016

The Atelier Nespresso during the Dinner Project Labs. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

The participants of the 2016 Talent Press and their mentors. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

The participants of the 2016 Talent Press and their mentors. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Stéphane Detaille, Florian Weghorn, Gaëlle Denis, Loretta Stern and Daniel Brühl at the Nespresso Atelier. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Stéphane Detaille, Florian Weghorn, Gaëlle Denis, Loretta Stern and Daniel Brühl at the Nespresso Atelier. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

First group session at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

First group session at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Group photo of the Sales and Distribution Studio 2016. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Group photo of the Sales and Distribution Studio 2016. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Anna Seifert-Speck at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Anna Seifert-Speck at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Ticketing for the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Ticketing for the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Josh Kim and Floran Weghorn at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Josh Kim and Floran Weghorn at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

Loretta Stern and Daniel Brühl at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Loretta Stern and Daniel Brühl at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

The HAU2 venue. © Chiara Ferrau, 2016

The HAU2 venue. © Chiara Ferrau, 2016 download

Group photo of the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Group photo of the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Daniel Brühl at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Daniel Brühl at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

Talents at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Talents at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

Pavel Jech at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016

Pavel Jech at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 download

Stéphane Detaille, Gaëlle Denis and Daniel Brühl at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Stéphane Detaille, Gaëlle Denis and Daniel Brühl at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

Anna Seifert-Speck, Pavel Jech and Sandra Beerends at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Anna Seifert-Speck, Pavel Jech and Sandra Beerends at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

Loretta Stern and Daniel Brühl at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016

Loretta Stern and Daniel Brühl at the Atelier Nespresso. © Peter Himsel, 2016 download

SHOW LESS

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 focus on an annually changing topic featuring a variety of formats and set-ups: 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 the audience are invited to enter into a dialogue.

Browse through the events of our last edition of Berlinale Talents, which took place from February 13-18, 2016. All live recordings can be found in the Watch and Discover section. The new programme for Berlinale Talents will be published in February 2017 .

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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.

 Meryl Streep at the Nature of Relations panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
Meryl Streep at the Nature of Relations panel. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 1 / 15
 The HAU1. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
The HAU1. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 2 / 15
 Christine Tröstrum, Dieter Kosslick,  Monika Grütters and Florian Weghorn at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
Christine Tröstrum, Dieter Kosslick, Monika Grütters and Florian Weghorn at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 3 / 15
 Dieter Kosslick at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
Dieter Kosslick at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 4 / 15
 Denis Côté at the panel Mysterious Nature. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Denis Côté at the panel Mysterious Nature. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 5 / 15
 Thomas Oberender and Thomas Vinterberg at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
Thomas Oberender and Thomas Vinterberg at the panel The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 6 / 15
 Paul Tyler shows Josh Kim his Lego at the panel Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Paul Tyler shows Josh Kim his Lego at the panel Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 7 / 15
 Florian Weghorn and Roy Andersson at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Florian Weghorn and Roy Andersson at The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 8 / 15
 The panel What Only Shorts Can Do with Kathleen McInnis, Maike Mia Höhne and Jukka-Pekka Laakso. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
The panel What Only Shorts Can Do with Kathleen McInnis, Maike Mia Höhne and Jukka-Pekka Laakso. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 9 / 15
 Lars Eidinger, Alba Rohrwacher and Peter Cowie  at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Lars Eidinger, Alba Rohrwacher and Peter Cowie at the panel Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 10 / 15
 Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
Michael Ballhaus at the panel Berlinale Homage: Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 11 / 15
 Jonathan Freeman and Fabian Wagner at their Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
Jonathan Freeman and Fabian Wagner at their Meet the Expert session. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 12 / 15
In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents Florian Weghorn,  Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, Jessica Luz and Germano de Oliveira at the panel In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Florian Weghorn, Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, Jessica Luz and Germano de Oliveira at the panel In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 13 / 15
To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary Alex Gibney and Dorothee Wenner at the panel To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Alex Gibney and Dorothee Wenner at the panel To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 14 / 15
Dolby Atmos masterclass The Dolby Atmos masterclass. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
The Dolby Atmos masterclass. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 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 2016

Learn more on how to apply

 Group photo of the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Group photo of the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 1 / 8
 Anna Seifert-Speck at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Anna Seifert-Speck at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 2 / 8
 Group photo of the 2016 Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Group photo of the 2016 Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 3 / 8
 The 2016 Script Station at work. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
The 2016 Script Station at work. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 4 / 8
 Group photo of the 2015 Doc Station
Group photo of the 2015 Doc Station 5 / 8
 Participants and mentors of the Script Station 2015
Participants and mentors of the Script Station 2015 6 / 8
 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 7 / 8
 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 8 / 8

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 2016

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.

 Group photo of the 2016 Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Group photo of the 2016 Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 1 / 14
 Iranian Talent Afsaneh Salari at the Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Iranian Talent Afsaneh Salari at the Doc Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 2 / 14
 Group photo of Mentors and Talents of the 2015 Doc Station.
Group photo of Mentors and Talents of the 2015 Doc Station. 3 / 14
 Doc Station Talents 2015.
Doc Station Talents 2015. 4 / 14
 Mentor Meike Martens and Talent Alvaro Torres at Berlinale Talents Doc Station.
Mentor Meike Martens and Talent Alvaro Torres at Berlinale Talents Doc Station. 5 / 14
 Brett Story at Berlinale Talents Doc Station.
Brett Story at Berlinale Talents Doc Station. 6 / 14
 Mentor Meike Martens talking at a Doc Station session in HAU3.
Mentor Meike Martens talking at a Doc Station session in HAU3. 7 / 14
Doc Station Doc Station participant 2014 Emanuel Licha during the Project Presentation Day.
Doc Station participant 2014 Emanuel Licha during the Project Presentation Day. 8 / 14
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 9 / 14
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 10 / 14
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 11 / 14
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 12 / 14
Doc Station Japanese Talent Hyoe Yamamoto pitches his project to Denis Vaslin
Japanese Talent Hyoe Yamamoto pitches his project to Denis Vaslin 13 / 14
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 14 / 14

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 2016

Bringing Life to Pages

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

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

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

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

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

 The 2016 Script Station at work. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
The 2016 Script Station at work. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 1 / 16
Project Labs Presentation: Script Station  Elinor Nechemya, Maxim Kuphal-Potapenko of the Script Station at their project presentations. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Elinor Nechemya, Maxim Kuphal-Potapenko of the Script Station at their project presentations. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 2 / 16
 Talent Fien Troch presenting her project during the Project Labs Presentation: Script Station
Talent Fien Troch presenting her project during the Project Labs Presentation: Script Station 3 / 16
 Group photo of the 2015 Script Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015
Group photo of the 2015 Script Station. © Bettina Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2015 4 / 16
 Talent Cristina Grosan at Berlinale Talents Script Station.
Talent Cristina Grosan at Berlinale Talents Script Station. 5 / 16
 A place to meet and discover Talents: Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014
A place to meet and discover Talents: Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2014 6 / 16
 Talent Frances Bodomo at Berlinale Talents Script Station.
Talent Frances Bodomo at Berlinale Talents Script Station. 7 / 16
 Talents presenting their projects at the Project Labs Presentations: Script Station.
Talents presenting their projects at the Project Labs Presentations: Script Station. 8 / 16
 Talents presenting their projects at the Project Labs Presentations: Script Station
Talents presenting their projects at the Project Labs Presentations: Script Station 9 / 16
 Talents Jack Faber und Carla Simón at Berlinale Talents Script Station.
Talents Jack Faber und Carla Simón at Berlinale Talents Script Station. 10 / 16
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 11 / 16
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 12 / 16
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 13 / 16
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 14 / 16
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 15 / 16
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 16 / 16

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

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

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

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

Short Film Station

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

Browse projects and participants of Short Film Station 2016

Lesson in Short

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

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

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

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

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

 Group photo of the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Group photo of the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 1 / 17
 Anna Seifert-Speck at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Anna Seifert-Speck at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 2 / 17
 First group session at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
First group session at the 2016 Short Film Station. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 3 / 17
 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 4 / 17
 Short Film Station 2015 participant Asuka Silvie discussing her project with her fellow Talents
Short Film Station 2015 participant Asuka Silvie discussing her project with her fellow Talents 5 / 17
 Mentor Veronika Grob in conversation with Talent Gabriele Urbonaite.
Mentor Veronika Grob in conversation with Talent Gabriele Urbonaite. 6 / 17
 Short Film Station participants Pham Ngoc Lan, Tamara Scherbak, Michael Kam, Gabriele Urbonaite and their mentor Christiane Steiner and Christina Wintersteiger at the European Film Market
Short Film Station participants Pham Ngoc Lan, Tamara Scherbak, Michael Kam, Gabriele Urbonaite and their mentor Christiane Steiner and Christina Wintersteiger at the European Film Market 7 / 17
 Talent Jacqueline Lentzou at the Project Lab Presentation of the Short Film Station 2015
Talent Jacqueline Lentzou at the Project Lab Presentation of the Short Film Station 2015 8 / 17
 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 9 / 17
Project Presentation Day Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2014
Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2014 10 / 17
Short Film Station Short Film Station 2014 participants Jure Pavlovic and Mila Fakhurdinova
Short Film Station 2014 participants Jure Pavlovic and Mila Fakhurdinova 11 / 17
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 12 / 17
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 13 / 17
Short Film Station Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2013
Participants and mentors of the Short Film Station 2013 14 / 17
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 15 / 17
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) 16 / 17
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 17 / 17

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

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

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

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

Talent Project Market

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

Browse projects and participants of Talent Project Market 2016

Meet Your Perfect Match

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

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

Monetary awards
The ten selected projects compete for two prizes. Three will be nominated for the VFF 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 to one of the projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (including Talent projects).

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

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

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

 Talents at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
Talents at the Berlinale Talents Hub at the European Film Market. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 1 / 13
 Sydney Levine at the EFM Discovery Tour. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
Sydney Levine at the EFM Discovery Tour. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 2 / 13
 The jury and the winners of the 2015 VFF Highlight Pitch Award.
The jury and the winners of the 2015 VFF Highlight Pitch Award. 3 / 13
 Florian Weghorn and Kathi Bildhauer at the 2015 VFF Highlight Pitch Award
Florian Weghorn and Kathi Bildhauer at the 2015 VFF Highlight Pitch Award 4 / 13
 Kathi Bildhauer and Ingvild Søderlind at VFF Talent Highlight Pitch 2015.
Kathi Bildhauer and Ingvild Søderlind at VFF Talent Highlight Pitch 2015. 5 / 13
 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 6 / 13
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 7 / 13
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 8 / 13
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 9 / 13
TPM Sonja Heinen introduces the Talent Project Market participants 2014
Sonja Heinen introduces the Talent Project Market participants 2014 10 / 13
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 11 / 13
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 12 / 13
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 13 / 13

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 to one of the projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (including Talent projects).

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

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

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

 

„Doc Station was a one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had, both professionally and personally.“ Adam Bizanski, Israel | Doc Station 2016

 

„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.

 The Embodying the Character workshop with Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
The Embodying the Character workshop with Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 1 / 11
 A meeting of the Editing Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
A meeting of the Editing Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 2 / 11
 At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 3 / 11
 At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 4 / 11
Production Design Studio 2016 At the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
At the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 5 / 11
 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 6 / 11
 Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods
Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods 7 / 11
 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 8 / 11
 Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio
Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio 9 / 11
 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 10 / 11
 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 11 / 11

Acting Studio

Ready to Play!

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

 The Embodying the Character workshop with Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
The Embodying the Character workshop with Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 1 / 19
 Norwegian Talent Dagny Backer Johnsen at the Playing the Character workshop. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Norwegian Talent Dagny Backer Johnsen at the Playing the Character workshop. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 2 / 19
 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 3 / 19
 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 4 / 19
Studio Album Jean-Louis Rodrigue at his workshop Embodying the Character
Jean-Louis Rodrigue at his workshop Embodying the Character 5 / 19
 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 6 / 19
 Talents Sandino Martin and Alexandre Desane at the Acting Studio 2015
Talents Sandino Martin and Alexandre Desane at the Acting Studio 2015 7 / 19
Acting Studio Acting Studio 2014 participants Yotam Ishay, Maryam Zaree, and Hoji Fortuna
Acting Studio 2014 participants Yotam Ishay, Maryam Zaree, and Hoji Fortuna 8 / 19
 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 9 / 19
Acting Studio Anja Joos is welcoming the participants of the Acting Studio 2014
Anja Joos is welcoming the participants of the Acting Studio 2014 10 / 19
Acting Studio Acting Studio participants at the Embodying the Character workshop 2014
Acting Studio participants at the Embodying the Character workshop 2014 11 / 19
Acting Studio Actor Hoji Fortuna at the Embodying the Character workshop 2014
Actor Hoji Fortuna at the Embodying the Character workshop 2014 12 / 19
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 13 / 19
Acting Studio The 2014 Meet the Expert session with casting director Avy Kaufman
The 2014 Meet the Expert session with casting director Avy Kaufman 14 / 19
Acting Studio Acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue, 2013
Acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue, 2013 15 / 19
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 16 / 19
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 17 / 19
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 18 / 19
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 19 / 19

Camera Studio

The World Seen Through Your Eyes

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

 Dirk Meier at the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Dirk Meier at the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 1 / 17
 At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 2 / 17
 At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
At the Camera Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 3 / 17
 Group photo of the Camera Studio 2015
Group photo of the Camera Studio 2015 4 / 17
 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 5 / 17
 Dirk Meier leading the first session of the 2015 Camera Studio
Dirk Meier leading the first session of the 2015 Camera Studio 6 / 17
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 7 / 17
 Director of photography Peter Zeitlinger at his Meet the Expert session
Director of photography Peter Zeitlinger at his Meet the Expert session 8 / 17
 Camera Studio Grading at the dffb
Camera Studio Grading at the dffb 9 / 17
Camera Studio Group photo of the 2014 Studio participants and mentors
Group photo of the 2014 Studio participants and mentors 10 / 17
Camera Studio Mentors Dirk Meier and Birgit Gudjonsdottir at a work session, 2014
Mentors Dirk Meier and Birgit Gudjonsdottir at a work session, 2014 11 / 17
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 12 / 17
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 13 / 17
Camera Studio The first meeting of 2014 Studio participants and mentors
The first meeting of 2014 Studio participants and mentors 14 / 17
Camera Studio South African director and 2013 participant Siphiwe Linda
South African director and 2013 participant Siphiwe Linda 15 / 17
Camera Studio Mentor Stefan Ciupek unveiling the secrets of the Arri Alexa camera
Mentor Stefan Ciupek unveiling the secrets of the Arri Alexa camera 16 / 17
Camera Studio The 2012 participants with mentor Stefan Ciupek (right)
The 2012 participants with mentor Stefan Ciupek (right) 17 / 17

Editing Studio

Life After Shooting

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

 A meeting of the Editing Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
A meeting of the Editing Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 1 / 9
 Susan Korda at an Editing Studio meeting. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Susan Korda at an Editing Studio meeting. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 2 / 9
 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 3 / 9
 Group photo of the 2015 Editing Studio
Group photo of the 2015 Editing Studio 4 / 9
 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 5 / 9
 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 6 / 9
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 7 / 9
Editing Studio Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio 2014
Mentor Gesa Marten at the Editing Studio 2014 8 / 9
Editing Studio At the Editing Studio 2014
At the Editing Studio 2014 9 / 9

Production Design Studio

The World is not Enough

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

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Production Design Studio 2016 Brandon Cahoon at the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Brandon Cahoon at the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 1 / 13
 The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 2 / 13
 Juan DiazB at the workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Juan DiazB at the workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 3 / 13
 The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 4 / 13
 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 5 / 13
 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 6 / 13
 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 7 / 13
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 8 / 13
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 9 / 13
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 10 / 13
Production Design Studio Production Design Studio coordinator Juan DiazB
Production Design Studio coordinator Juan DiazB 11 / 13
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 12 / 13
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 13 / 13

Sales & Distribution Studio

Reaching New Audiences

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

 © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
© Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 1 / 11
 The Meet the Expert sesion with Dan Schoenbrun and George Schmalz. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016
The Meet the Expert sesion with Dan Schoenbrun and George Schmalz. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2016 2 / 11
 Sigrid Limprecht at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM
Sigrid Limprecht at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub at the EFM 3 / 11
 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 4 / 11
 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 5 / 11
 Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods
Distribution expert Sigrid Limprecht discussing the ins and outs of distribution methods 6 / 11
 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 7 / 11
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 8 / 11
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 9 / 11
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 10 / 11
 Talent Ruari Elkington discussing distribution strategies at the Distribution Studio 2013
Talent Ruari Elkington discussing distribution strategies at the Distribution Studio 2013 11 / 11

Sound Studio

Setting the tone

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

 Sound Studio 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

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.

 The participants of the 2016 Talent Press and their mentors. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
The participants of the 2016 Talent Press and their mentors. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 1 / 10
Xin Zhou Xin Zhou, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Xin Zhou, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 2 / 10
Sevara Pan Sevara Pan, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Sevara Pan, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 3 / 10
Rasha Hosny Rasha Hosny, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Rasha Hosny, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 4 / 10
Elizabeth Chege Elizabeth Chege, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Elizabeth Chege, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 5 / 10
Ruben Demasure Ruben Demasure, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Ruben Demasure, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 6 / 10
Tara Karajica Tara Karajica, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Tara Karajica, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 7 / 10
Sergio Huidobro Sergio Huidobro, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Sergio Huidobro, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 8 / 10
Isabella Akinseye Isabella Akinseye, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Isabella Akinseye, © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 9 / 10
 Group photo of the 2015 Talent Press participants
Group photo of the 2015 Talent Press participants 10 / 10

Talent Press Articles 2016