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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 are welcome to apply. 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. The lab is also open to Berlinale Talents alumni producers who have not yet taken part in the Talent Project Market.

What kind of project can I submit?

You can submit a feature-length project of any genre or budget suitable for international co-production. The script should be in an almost final stage and the project should be intended for theatrical release. While still being open to further co-producers, having initial financing or funding attached to your project is preferred.

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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Through Talent Project Market, the three goals we set for our project were reached: we found a local co-producer, an international sales agent and a potential European co-producer. We leave Berlin with concrete steps towards the financing of our film.
Participant of the Talent Project Market 2020

What's the structure?

The Talent Project Market is composed of two parts. Firstly, the group meetings and individual consultations with mentors take place online prior to the festival period, in late January. The second stage takes place during the Berlinale and European Film Market, when the participants attend the six-day onsite Berlinale Talents Summit, including further mentoring and three days of pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with potential co-producers and financiers at the Berlinale Co-Production Market.


What will I take away?

Fruitful meetings for your project with hand-selected and well prepared co-producers and financiers; insights into the European and international film market; growing network of internationally established producers; lasting relationships with peers from around the world; chance to pitch your project to industry decision-makers and win an award.

The ten selected projects compete for the VFF Talent Highlight Award, three of which are pitched to industry guests at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The winner receives EUR 10,000 and the two runners-up EUR 1,000 each.

How do I apply?

Access to the additional application for the Talent Project Market is available once you apply for Berlinale Talents as producer. 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 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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