Berlinale Talents

13 – 18 Feb 2021

Applications for Talents Press Rio are now open!
Applications are now open for Talents Press Rio, which will kick off on December 3 in conjunction with the 22nd edition of the Festival do Rio. The newest member of the Talents International family, Talents Press Rio joins our seven other Talents initiatives around the world and brings an exciting opportunity for Portuguese speaking film critics and journalists to hone their skills covering the festival action on the ground.
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We are currently working hard to ensure Berlinale Talents 2021 is a safe edition for everyone and will strive to keep you up to date on our plans. In the meantime, stay curious, stay creative and watch our talks.

Talents Footprints: Fellowships and Residencies

Learn more about our year-round activities to nurture your filmmaking talent with mentorship and support.

Berlinale Talents 2020 Highlights

From queer film collectives to Oscar-winning composers, Berlinale Talents 2020 included a huge breadth of names, ideas and discussions. Check out our full-length recordings of the talks here.

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“My cultural background has been my work so far, at least as a documentary director. It has been the inspiration, the core and the reason for both film projects.”
The Danish-Nigerian filmmaker on family secrets and how the Kompagnon Fellowship helped him develop his upcoming documentary.
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Behind the Scenes with our Talents
The video portraits by Deutsche Welle offer a fascinating insight into the kaleidoscope of creative approaches represented at Berlinale Talents.