Go to Main Content
  • Filter by ...

Talents International

We are family. The seven Talents International initiatives have a similar structure to their Berlin counterpart while retaining their own distinct regional perspectives and benefiting from the networks of locally based film festivals.

Rather than cancel the event, Talents Buenos Aires moved online for 2021 and the happy faces of the participants are a testament to its success!
Rather than cancel the event, Talents Buenos Aires moved online for 2021 and the happy faces of the participants are a testament to its success!
©
A glimpse into the hard work of the Talents Durban team, keeping the programme going during the pandemic at 2020’s virtual edition.
A glimpse into the hard work of the Talents Durban team, keeping the programme going during the pandemic at 2020’s virtual edition.
©

Talents Buenos Aires

Talents Buenos Aires

Taking place during the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI), Talents Buenos Aires offers around 70 participants from 10 South American countries an extensive programme of workshops and master classes.

2023 Edition

The 18th edition of Talents Buenos Aires will take place in April and invite professionals from the film and audiovisual industry across South America are to take part in the premier forum for networking and discussion and reflection on film in the region, which proposes to discover deepen the new trends in contemporary cinema from an integral perspective.

Who can apply?   

Screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers, art directors, editors, sound designers, programmers/curators and film critics from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.  

Schedule   

Application period: 10 November 2022 - 10 January 2023
Event period: April 2023

Organisers   

Talents Buenos Aires is an initiative of Universidad del Cine in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, BAFICI, the Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires, Mecenazgo Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Fundación Itaú, Embassy of Germany in Buenos Aires and Embassy of Spain in Argentina.


Talents Durban

Talents Durban

Run alongside the Durban FilmMart, Talents Durban brings together 20 emerging African filmmakers and critics and provides them with a unique opportunity to meet with international industry mentors. Through intensive workshops and hands-on project development, up-and-coming filmmaking talents are encouraged to advance their careers and connect with the continent's top producers.

2022 Edition

 The 15th edition of Talents Durban took place from 22-26 July 2022. Talents Durban is open to African screenwriters and directors with fiction, documentary, animation, and hybrid projects in development – this includes all media formats such as film, television series, web series, and content for mobile platforms. Selected participants chosen by a panel of industry experts participated in mentorship labs, workshops, discussions, and specialised programmes for specific disciplines including directing and scriptwriting. The Talents Press component invites emerging film critics and journalists from digital and traditional media to apply for mentorship and hands-on training. Learn more

Who can apply?

Screenwriters and directors with fiction, documentary, animation or hybrid projects, as well as film critics, from the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Chad, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Schedule

Application period: 17 January - 04 March 2022
Event period: 22-26 July 2022

Organisers

Talents Durban is an initiative of the Durban FilmMart in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, with support from the Durban Film Office, the Gauteng Film Commission, the International Emerging Film Talent Association, and the Namibia Film Commission.

Talents Beirut

Talents Beirut

Talents Beirut invites 20 emerging cinematographers, editors, sound designers and score composers from the Arab world to take part in a four-day programme of workshops and talks in order to reflect on their own work, connect with other emerging creative talents, and benefit from the knowledge and expertise of film professionals from across the region.

2022 Edition

Each year, about twenty emerging cinematographers, editors, sound designers and score composers from the Arab world are invited to Beirut to participate in Talents Beirut and meet established and acclaimed film experts who share with them their knowledge and expertise in a series of workshops, trainings and talks. Learn more.

Who can apply?

The 2022 edition was open to emerging cinematographers, editors, sound designers and score composers from the Arab world who have directly contributed to at least one short film with a credit as cinematographer, editor or sound designer/score composer.

Schedule

Application period: 20 June - 18 July, 2022

Event period 2022: 22 - 25 September, 2022

Organisers

Talents Beirut is an initiative of the Metropolis Cinema Association in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Lebanon, in collaboration with Berlinale Talents.

Talents Guadalajara

Talents Guadalajara

Taking place during the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), the initiative welcomes 50 emerging filmmakers from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean to an extensive programme of master classes, studios for various disciplines, and specialised labs for film critics (Talent Press) and producers (Talents Co-Production Meeting).

2022 Edition

From 11-15 June 2022, the 37th edition of Talents Guadalajara brought together young filmmakers who stand out for their originality, talent and vision towards the future, always reflecting their reality. Learn more.

Who can apply?

Talents Guadalajara is open to screenwriters, directors (including animation directors), producers, cinematographers, editors, sound designers, composers, actors and film critics from Mexico, Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama) and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Granada, Haiti, Jaimaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vinces and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago). Participants should be fluent in Spanish and English.

Schedule

Application period: 8 April - 6 May, 2022
Event period: 11-15 June, 2022

Organisers

Talents Guadalajara is an initiative of the Universidad de Guadalajara and the Guadalajara International Film Festival in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, Goethe-Institut Mexico, FIPRESCI and the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV), Cuba.

Talents Sarajevo

Talents Sarajevo

As an integral part of the Sarajevo Film Festival, Talents Sarajevo aims to connect some 65 emerging film professionals from Southeastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus with their peers from across the region and with acclaimed international industry experts. The six-day event consists of master classes, talks, screenings and specialised workshops focusing on screenwriting, directing, producing, acting, cinematography, editing and film criticism.

2022 Edition

The 16th edition of Talents Sarajevo took place from 13-18 August, 2022.

Talents Sarajevo 2022 thematically addressed the contemporary concept of “content”, which dominates the spheres of arts, media and entertainment in our digital, Web 2.0 epoch. The very title Dis/Content critically engages with this complicated concept, omnipresent and elusive at the same time. A programme of master classes, workshops, lectures, discussions and screenings provided a forum for a careful examination of “content” and its effects, especially those detrimental for cinema and audio-visual industry at large. Learn more.

Who can apply?

Screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers, editors and film critics from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

Schedule

Application period: 26 April - 31 May
Event period: 13-18 August, 2022

Organisers

Talents Sarajevo is an initiative of the Sarajevo Film Festival in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, and is supported by the Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo, the United States Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Goethe-Institut, British Council, Studio Chelia, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Centre Serbia, Georgian National Fund and Macedonian Film Agency.

Talents Tokyo

Talents Tokyo

Taking place every year during the TOKYO FILMeX Festival, Talents Tokyo offers a select group of 15 directors and producers from East and Southeast Asia a unique opportunity to present their own projects to experts and local industry professionals. In addition, the six-day programme includes a number of training sessions as well as lectures by distinguished international film professionals who share their expertise with the participants.

2022 Edition

The 12th edition of Talents Tokyo will take place from 31 October - 5 November 2022. Learn more.

Who can apply?

Directors and producers from Brunei, Cambodia, China, China Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China Macao Special Administrative Region, East-Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Schedule

Application period: 1-31 May
Event period: 31 October - 5 November 2022

Organisers

Talents Tokyo is organised by the Talents Tokyo Organising Committee (TOKYO FILMeX) in cooperation with Berlinale Talents and the Goethe-Institut Tokyo.

Talent Press Rio

Talent Press Rio

The most recent addition to the Talents International family, Talent Press Rio seeks to support Portuguese-speaking film critics, create stronger ties between Lusophone countries, and foster broader cross-cultural exchange through editorial meetings, talks with filmmakers, screenings and panels. Last year, six writers from Brazil, Angola and Portugal were selected to participate.

2022 Edition

Talent Press Rio took place within the scope of the Festival do Rio – Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, from 6-16 October 2022. Six participants were selected by a committee of professionals in the field and had the opportunity to cover the festival. Learn more

Who can apply?

Film critics and journalists born or residents in Portuguese-speaking countries (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe or East Timor).

Schedule

Application period: Applications closed on 17 July, 2022
Event period: 6-16 October, 2022

Organisers

Talent Press Rio is an initiative of the Rio de Janeiro Intl' Film Festival, the Goethe-Institut and the Berlinale Talents, with the support of the International Film Critics Association (Fipresci) and the Brazilian Film Critics Association (Abraccine).