17 Feb 2018

08:45 - 10:00

Early Bird Breakfast

Hosted by Nespresso.


09:00 - 20:00

Berlinale Talents Market Hub

In partnership with VFF.

10:00 - 11:30

Talents Circles: Sharing Secrets

moderated by AC Coppens

Come and get the lowdown on all Berlinale Talents has to offer at this opening briefing. Under the theme “Sharing Secrets,“ Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn and the team give you all the information you need to get started. Also this morning, Berlinale Talents is pleased to welcome back its partner Nespresso, representatives of which will introduce the 2018 Nespresso Talents contest and its theme “The Difference She Makes.“ Our colleagues from Talents Guadalajara and Buenos Aires present their regional focuses, while production manager from ARRI Mandy Rahn shares details about the ARRI International Support Program.


14:00 - 15:00

Global Speed Matching

moderated by Florian Weghorn
Global Speed Matching is Berlinale Talents’ take on speed-dating. It’s a fun way to meet fellow Talents and to introduce your work. Come ready to charm and impress your potential future friends and creative partners!


16:30 - 17:45

Opening Ceremony

Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn, Annemie Vanackere
Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Creative Europe MEDIA, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Pop the cork and cut the ribbon! We warmly welcome all Talents, experts and partners to the opening ceremony of this 16th edition. Director of the HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Annemie Vanackere, and members of the Talents team welcome you. We present the focus and highlights of this year‘s edition, and a compilation of excerpts from films of selected participants are screened. The opening is followed by a drinks reception.


20:00 - 22:00

Festival Film Screening: Las herederas (The Heiresses)

Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay | Uruguay | Germany | Brazil | Norway | France, 2018, 95 min.
In cooperation with Berlinale Competition.

Secrets can keep friendship alive. When Chiquita is sent to prison for debt, her introverted girlfriend Chela is left to her own devices. Being forced out of her shell to earn some money, Chela offers rich women a taxi service in her old Daimler. In her new role as chauffeur Chela also begins to focus on her own desires. Exploring the outside world as tentatively and carefully as its heroine, the film increasingly trains its gaze on a social strata that is strangely cut off from reality and lives without a thought for tomorrow. Las herederas combines the efforts of Talent alumnus Marcelo Martinessi as director and producer and alumna Julia Murat who co-produced the film.