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Doing well by doing good is the maxim of Berlinale Talents and Mastercard in creating sustainable change. The Talents Footprints - Mastercard Enablement Programme helps filmmakers achieve social impact through financial support, mentorship and public awareness. Mastercard’s Jessica Claar explains: "For us, filmmakers are motors for change, not just by what they bring to the screen, but also for their ideas on how to create a fairer world in which to live and work. With our programme, we hope to encourage and support you in leaving behind your footprint."

In 2022 Mastercard also supported the Dine & Shine Goes Global event, an adapted, digital version of our legendary networking event involving more than 400 guests, including industry experts and filmmakers from the festival, hosted by Loretta Stern.  

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The 2022 Mastercard Enablement Programme

German-American actor Zazie Beetz (Joker), Jeannette Liendo, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communication for Mastercard Europe, and producer and alumnus Jonas Weydemann (Systemsprenger) have been appointed to the jury. They selected three fellows from the alumni community who have self-founded social organisations, cultural networks and educational projects that sustainably and systematically improve gender justice, environmental protection and inclusion in the film industry. The three fellows were announced on February 13 during the “Dine & Shine Goes Global” event.

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The 2020 Mastercard Enablement Programme Fellows

An international jury consisting of Wim Wenders (director), Jeannette Liendo (Mastercard) and Dominga Ortúzar (distributor) selected the following inaugural fellows:

Anam Abbas (Documentary Association of Pakistan)
Diego Sarmiento Pagán (The Seeds Project, Peru)
Sydelle Willow Smith (Sunshine Cinema, South Africa)

Learn more about their projects in the video above. 

Read more about the projects in these Mastercard editorials:

Sunshine Cinema

The Seed Project