Dedicated to doing well by doing good, the Talents Footprints Mastercard Enablement Programme provides three selected fellows with mentoring, financial support and public awareness for their film-related initiatives, networks or platforms that contribute to their local communities in an inclusive and impactful way.
Initiators of and activists with film-related social initiatives, who participated as officially invited Talents at our previous two editions. Berlinale Talents alumni from other years can run for a limited number of wild cards upon individual request.
You can apply with a film-related social initiative focusing on inclusive, innovative and impactful solutions in one of the following four key domains: Gender Equality and Diversity; Quality Education and Work; Peace, Justice and Understanding; Environmental Awareness and Climate Action. This can be for example a stakeholder group with film-related social goals, training institution, lab or hub, community film venue, festival or distribution platform, or environmental initiative. The development, production or post-production of singular film projects is not fundable.
Selected fellows receive 5,000 Euro financial support for project-related investments and practical support action, as well as the equivalent in mentorship. A personalised mentorship support package is developed with each fellow at the beginning of the programme. Once goals have been identified through the individual plans, the Berlinale Talents team will help each fellow to reach the aim of their social initiative. In order to increase sustainability beyond the duration of the programme, the fellows can apply for additional support along with their final reports.
This is an opportunity to develop your initiative based on the tutorship of dedicated mentors, public awareness and financial support. The aim of the Mastercard Enablement Programme is to allow you to take your project to the next step, improve your personal and professional capacities, and help to create sustainable change in the Talents community and beyond.
Applications will open on September 5, 2022 to participants of Berlinale Talents 2021 and 2022, as well as a certain number of wildcard alumni applicants from previous years. The next fellows will be announced at Berlinale Talents 2023 in February.
The 2022 fellows of the Talents Footprints – Mastercard Enablement Programme were selected by a jury comprised of actor Zazie Beetz ("Joker"), Jeanette Liendo (Senior Vice President Marketing and Communications at Mastercard Europe) and producer Jonas Weydemann ("System Crasher"). The three fellows were announced on February 13 during the “Dine & Shine Goes Global” event. Their pragmatic proposals for change come in the form of three different approaches to sustainability in work on film sets and beyond, and are united by a commitment to create positive change and lasting impact in their local communities.
Applications were open to Berlinale Talents alumni 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.
At least 1000 young girls from marginalised communities of Sindh & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be empowered to prevent, recognize, and react smartly towards advances of sexual abuse. Moreover, through social media, thousands of Sindhi and Pashto speaking parents will be sensitised to identify and intervene without shame and victim blaming.
-Creating a space for independent cinema screenings & open dialogues and reflections through cinema with the Central American community to achieve an impact on our social imaginary. -Offering new opportunities for professional and human development through the knowledge of filmmaking and the power of stories.
Growing numbers of competent women and non-binary people in grip and electric can dramatically change the work culture on Indian sets. This behind-the-camera change can support the increasing numbers of feminist narratives being produced. Not just that, grip and electric work is well paid with strong labor protections (even for workers who aren’t in the union).