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Kirsten Niehuus & Lilla Puskas
Kirsten Niehuus & Lilla Puskas

Words of Welcome 2024

"Dear Film Talents,
Welcome to the 22nd edition of Berlinale Talents! It is this time of year again, when Germany's film capital rolls out the red carpet for the new films of international talents that premiere at all sections of the Berlinale. And then there is this force called the Berlinale Talents that vibrates with the energy of 200 emerging talents. For 6 days, it's all about the future of film making. Learning from the best, discussing new options, exploring new challenges and topics – from AI to political and financial impacts on filmmaking. At Babylonian Talents, film has always been the common tongue.

Grab your chance, go beyond linguistic boundaries, immerse yourself in the overall cinematic experience! We toast to the next generation who speaks the language of cinema! Enjoy the Berlinale, enjoy Berlin, the city of – not only artistic – freedom!"

Kirsten Niehuus & Lilla Puskas
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
15 January, 2024

A principal partner since the beginning, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg helped initiate Berlinale Talents and continues to provide invaluable support to the programme and its Short Form Station in particular. As the first port of call for professionals in Berlin and Brandenburg's creative industries, Medienboard is responsible for film funding and media business development in the capital region.

In addition to the Short Form Station, Medienboard supports talks and workshops focusing on international productions including series made in Berlin and Brandenburg, and on the latest industry innovations and formats. By hosting Talents alums and experts from across the region, these events allow Berlinale Talents participants to connect with relevant practitioners and decision-makers. Medienboard, in conjunction with the Nipkow Progamm and the Berlinale, also intiated Berlin Film Residencies; a portal which offers an overview of various scholarships available to filmmakers in and from Berlin. They include the Berlin Artist-in-Residence (Berlin AiR) programme, Nipkow Programm and the Haus am See scholarship. Last but certainly not least, Medienboard supports the Berlinale Series Market, an initiative of the European Film Market, the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.

Find out more about Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg here

Participants of the Short Form Station 2023 after their presentations at the EFM.
Participants of the Short Form Station 2023 after their presentations at the EFM.
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Medienboard's  Veronika Grob with Florian Weghorn,, Astrid Schäfer, Mamadou Socrate Diop and Christine Tröstrum at Berlinale Talents 2023 Opening Ceremony.
Medienboard's Veronika Grob with Florian Weghorn,, Astrid Schäfer, Mamadou Socrate Diop and Christine Tröstrum at Berlinale Talents 2023 Opening Ceremony.
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