Mastercard Enable­ment Pro­gramme

Dedicated to doing good by doing well, the Mastercard Enablement Programme provides three selected fellows with mentoring, financial support and public awareness for their film-related workshops, campaigns or networks that contribute to their local communities in an inclusive and impactful way.

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 2020 a jury consisting of Wim Wenders, Jeannette Liendo and Dominga Ortúzar evaluated over 50 applications from around the globe and selected the following three projects. In addition, Wim Wenders offered insights and encouragement to all 250 participants during Berlinale Talents 2020.

The next edition of the programme will be open to participants of Berlinale Talents 2020 and 2021. The application process will start in autumn 2021 and the next fellows will be announced at Berlinale Talents 2022.

We found the global submissions both inspired and inspiring. With their projects and initiatives, socially-engaged filmmakers are working precisely where art and cinema have the greatest impact: namely, in having a sustainable and inclusive effect on society.
Dominga Ortúzar, Wim Wenders and Jeannette Liendo, Mastercard Enablement Programme Jury 2020

The three inaugural fellows are ...