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How To Apply

Would you like to join the Berlinale Talents community? Use this page to find out if you are eligible and get a quick overview of the application process for the summit and our project development labs.

What is Berlinale Talents?

Berlinale Talents is the talent development programme of the Berlin International Film Festival, with project development labs taking place digitally in late January and an onsite summit with panels, discussions and networking opportunities during the Berlinale each February.

Who can apply?

Berlinale Talents is aimed at filmmakers, series and XR content creators with with an existing track record of work. We are currently open to 14 film disciplines, which you can explore below.

Participation in Talents comes with the responsibility to share, and our entire programme is focused not just on what the experts have to offer, but what our Talents can bring to the group too. Each and everyone’s input and the interaction among the participants drive the sessions forward and are a valuable addition to the tapestry of the six days.

For questions related to eligibility, tips for completing the application and much more, check out our FAQs. You can also find out more about the selection process in general here

Applications for Berlinale Talents 2025 are now open.
Apply by September 4, 2024 at 12 noon CEST.