Talent Project Market

Time to talk business. The producers of ten feature films are invited to meet co-producers and financiers amid the bustle of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Participants benefit from guidance provided by established industry mentors and learn to position their projects within the international production landscape in preparation for numerous tailored one-on-one meetings.

Who can apply?

Emerging producers with a feature-length project in advanced development. You should previously have produced at least one feature film or two short films that have been officially invited to international festivals or released widely on TV, online or theatrically. Berlinale Talents alumni producers who have not yet participated at the Talent Project Market may also apply.

What kind of project can I submit?

You may submit a feature-length project of any genre or budget that is suitable for international co-production. The script should be in an almost finished stage, and the project should be meant for theatrical release. Having some initial financing and funding attached is definitely helpful.

Producer Jón Hammer & director Sakaris Stórá pitching their project at the Talent Project Market  © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2020
Producer Jón Hammer & director Sakaris Stórá pitching their project at the Talent Project Market © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2020
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Producer Mandy Marahimin and director Tumpal Tampubolon Talent Project Market  © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2020
Producer Mandy Marahimin and director Tumpal Tampubolon Talent Project Market © Lydia Hesse, Berlinale 2020
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I am very happy to say that, through Talent Project Market, we reached all three of our goals for our project: finding a local co-producer, finding an international sales agent and finding a potential European co-producer. We are leaving Berlin with very concrete steps forward made towards to financing of our film.
Thoughts from a Talent, 2020

What's the structure?

One day of consultation with mentors, two days of pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with potential co-producers and funders, one day of follow-up. The ten selected projects also compete for the VFF Talent Highlight Award, of which three are pitched to industry guests at the premises of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The winner receives EUR 10,000 and the two runners-up each receive EUR 1,000.

What will I take away?

Insights into the European and international film market; fruitful meetings with hand-selected and well prepared co-producers and funders; lasting relationships with peers from around the world; potential chance to pitch your project to industry decision-makers.

How do I apply?

Once you apply for Berlinale Talents as a producer you will have access to the additional application for the Talent Project Market. 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 Talent Project Market is a collaboration between the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.

Producer Maria Ibrahimova at the Talent Project Market  © Carlos Collado, Berlinale 2020
Producer Maria Ibrahimova at the Talent Project Market © Carlos Collado, Berlinale 2020
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Producers Deepak Rauniyar & Jeremy Chua received €1,000, Talent Project Market  © Carlos Collado, Berlinale 2020
Producers Deepak Rauniyar & Jeremy Chua received €1,000, Talent Project Market © Carlos Collado, Berlinale 2020
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