Talents Alumni at Toronto 2022
More September successes for the Berlinale Talents alumni! This time we're directing our congratulations and applause to the longgggg list of at least 68 alumni who were selected for TIFF across 47 films and the five of those who walked away with awards! Congratulations to all!
Talents Alumni at Venice 2022
The official selection of the 79th Venice Film Festival proved to be another roll call of Talents alumni, some of whom walked away with a particularly sparkly new decoration for their mantle-piece!
Looks like there's going to be a whole lot of talent in Locarno in the coming days! Talents alumni to be specific! We're delighted to share and celebrate the fact that there are at least 53 alumni creatively involved in key roles across 34 films of this exciting 75th edition of Locarno Film Festival.
Talents at Cannes 2022
It's slowly edging towards summer here in Berlin and that means one thing: Cannes is close! And as the sun gets ever brighter, many of our former Talents are also preparing to dazzle on the Croisette!
Interview: Carla Simón
We had the pleasure of Golden Bear winning director Carla Simón joining us for our final event of Berlinale Talents 2022. After the talk with Carlo Chatrian, we caught up to discuss her connection to Berlinale Talents and the festival as a whole.
Berlinale Talents 2022 Recap
A look back at all the highlights of Berlinale Talents 2022.
Festival Returnees 2022
This year we welcome an incredible 116 alumni back to the Berlinale, this time with films in the official selection. There is an alumni presence across 75 of the films, covering every section, including four films selected for the festival's prestigious Competition programme.
Talents Alumni in Oscar Race 2022
The Talents alumni have been limbering up, and now they're off! The Oscars race is offically on and we are delighted to see over 35 familiar faces involved in 27 of the films in the running for International Feature!
Selection Committee Interview 2021
It's up to our selection committee to get to work filtering through all that talent to choose the final 200 filmmakers who will take part in our 20th anniversary edition. Check out their thoughts on Berlinale Talents' significant birthday and this year's applications here.
Rezwan Shahriar Sumit at COP26
Our 2008 alum Rezwan Shahriar Sumit's film "The Salt in Our Waters" focuses on the precarious lifestyle of the residents of a remote seaside village of Bangladesh threatened by climate change. It has been selected to screen at COP26 in Glasgow.
Interview: Jamyang Wangchuk
We spoke with Bhutanese Filmmaker and 2019 alum Jamyang Wangchuk about his efforts to highlight and combat climate change both through his film work and beyond.
Talents Alumni Take Over Toronto
The Talents alumni are making waves on the shores of Lake Ontario, with over 90 involved in films across this years selections.
Talents alumni at Venice 2021
Viva Venezia! Talents alumni invade the Lido this year, taking one of world's most iconic festivals by storm with an incredible lineup of familiar faces across the selections.
Interview: Devika Girish
Since being part of Talent Press 2019, Devika Girish has been busy. Very busy. We caught up to discuss her perspectives on the profession of film criticism.
Interview: Maja Korbecka
We caught up with Talent Press 2020's Maja Korbecka to talk non-traditional film criticism, from video essays to GIFs.
Talents Take Cannes
From Official Selection to Semaine de la Critique, Director's Fortnight and beyond, there are over 75 alumni involved in films across the festival! Check out the entire Talents alumni team sheet.
Interview: Ian Purnell
In honour of World Environment day, we caught up with 2020 alum and winner of the Kompagnon fellowship Ian Purnell to talk about his work, filmmaking and climate change, and the influence they have on eachother.
Festival Returnees 2021
A wonderful 63 former Talents have played key creative roles in 45 films selected for this year's Berlinale, most of which will be screened across the Berlinale Summer Special. Check them out here.
Interview Mollye Asher
In celebration of "Nomadland" sweeping up at the Oscars, revisit our interview with the film's producer and 2017 Talents alum from earlier this year on the subject of Dreams.
Interview Muhammad Taymour
Muhammad Taymour, producer of Palme d'Or winning "I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face"
Alumni Attached to Almost Half of 2021 Oscars Best International Film Longlist
Mastercard Enablement Programme Fellows - A Year On
We caught up with the inaugural fellows of our MEP to see how they have been doing since their fellowships began back in February 2020.
Selection Committee Interview
Meet Jide Tom Akinleminu, Our 2018 Kompagnon Fellow
The Danish-Nigerian filmmaker on family secrets and how the Kompagnon Fellowship helped him develop his upcoming documentary.
Reem Morsi on the Nipkow Programme: A Real Eye-Opener
Lusophone Connection: Talent Press Rio Turns Three
Eight Alumni Titles on Foreign Film Oscar Longlist
Alumni Sweep Summer Festivals
Our talented alumni picked up numerous festival awards over the summer.
Interview with Alums Jenna Bass and Alina Skrzeszewska
Countless Alumni Titles Selected for Sundance 2018
From Berlin to Tokyo: Expanding the Limits of Cinema
19 Alumni Nominated for European Film Awards 2017
17 Talents Alumni on Longlist for 2018 Best Foreign Film Oscar