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 new 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.