Talent Press

Hot off the press! As our incubator for film critics and journalists, Talent Press offers workshops in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Durban, Guadalajara, Sarajevo and Rio, providing selected Talents with the opportunity to cover all the festival activity live from the ground, in the action.  

The Talent Press team listen attentively to Berlinale Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian.
The Talent Press team listen attentively to Berlinale Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian.
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The Talent Press team and mentors at their Editorial meeting.
The Talent Press team and mentors at their Editorial meeting.
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In Berlin, eight selected participants cover the festival's many offerings and sharpen their critical tools in our editorial office, where they write and finesse articles with their mentors. Participants work on an in-depth essay, to be published in an outlet of their choice, which can focus on Berlinale events ranging from talks to screenings and interviews. The critics are also encouraged to pen reviews in a variety of formats, meet international programmers and share their opinions with cinephiles worldwide. Check out their work on the Talent Press website and those of our partners FIPRESCI and Goethe-Institut.

Further Talent Press initiatives are held in

Argentina - Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI)
Bosnia-Herzegovina - Sarajevo Film Festival
Brazil - Festival do Rio, Rio de Janeiro
Mexico - Guadalajara International Film Festival
South Africa - Durban International Film Festival

These workshops are open to applicants from those respective regions. See Talents International for details.