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, and rather not on budget, funding and co-production advice. Berlinale Talents alumni who have not yet participated in the Short Form Station may also apply.

What kind of project can I submit?

You may apply with a script or concept for a short film, a high-quality mini series, web series, VR or other crossmedia project that is in highly advanced script development. Eligible formats are fiction, documentary, animation and everything in between and beyond.

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 understood what the film was about. I can now put in words, what I am questioning, and I can be clear and specific about it. That helps me to keep developing the project in the right direction without hesitation and to communicate it to my future collaborators.
Thoughts from a Talent, 2020

What's the structure?

Five days consisting of project development workshops in groups, two individual mentoring sessions, presentation training, a public presentation and follow-up. The moderated Talents Labs Presentation allows 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?

A fine-tuned script or concept with added depth, precision and life; the chance to present your material to industry professionals; lasting relationships with mentors and fellow participants from around the world.

How do I apply?

Once you apply for Berlinale Talents as a director you will have access to the additional application for the Short Form Station. Make sure to allow enough time for both. Alumni should apply through their existing online profiles. Questions? Here's How to Apply. You can 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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