Short Form Station

The Short Form Station invites ten participants to share their short form projects with a line-up of internationally acclaimed script consultants and storytelling experts. In a tailored combination of group work and one-on-one sessions, each project is dissected, discussed and developed, culminating in a public presentation under the keen eyes of industry players.

Who can apply?

Directors who have written and directed at least two short films, a feature film or a series that have been officially invited to international festivals or released widely on TV, online or theatrically. The focus of the lab is on developing your story and finding collaborators, rather than on budget, funding and co-production advice. The lab is also open to Berlinale Talents alumni who have not yet taken part in the Short Form Station.

What kind of project can I submit?

You can apply with a script or concept for a short film, a high-quality mini series, web series, VR or any other cross-media project that is in an advanced state of development. Eligible formats include fiction, documentary, animation and everything in between.

Alexandru Petru Badelita and Yin-Yu Huang at the Short Form workshop.
Alexandru Petru Badelita and Yin-Yu Huang at the Short Form workshop.
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The workshop in full swing.
The workshop in full swing.
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With the help of the mentor I can now put in words what's specific about my project. This helps me with the development of my work and allows me to communicate my intentions clearly to collaborators.
Short Form Station participant, 2020

What's the structure?

The Short Form Station runs over five days during which each project is developed through workshops in groups, two individual mentoring sessions, presentation training and a public presentation and follow-up. The Talents Lab Presentation is an opportunity for each participant to share insights into their material and touch base with producers, broadcasters and funders at the European Film Market.

What will I take away?

This is an opportunity to sharpen your project based on advice from industry professionals, the tutorship of dedicated mentors and feedback from fellow Talents alike. The ultimate aim of the Lab is to allow you to take your project to the next step, whatever that might be. 

How do I apply?

Access to the additional application for the Short Form Station is available once you apply for Berlinale Talents as a director. Be sure to allow enough time to complete both applications. Alumni should apply through their existing online profiles. Any questions? Consult our How to Apply page, or you can also contact us at talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners

The Short Form Station is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and run in cooperation with Berlinale Shorts.

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The participants before their presentations
The participants before their presentations
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Talents Labs Presentation at the European Film Market
Talents Labs Presentation at the European Film Market
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