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 or +49 30 25920 515.

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