Ticketing Information for Summit Events

12 Feb 2017

08:45 - 10:00

Early Bird Breakfast

Hosted by Robert Bosch Stiftung and The Royal Film Commission Jordan.


09:00 - 20:00

Berlinale Talents Market Hub

In partnership with VFF.


10:00 - 11:00

Talents Circles: The World Is Yours

moderated by AC Coppens
Under the theme "The World is Yours," the Robert Bosch Stiftung introduces its Film Prize for cooperations between German and Arab filmmakers. The head of the The Royal Film Commission Jordan dives into how to facilitate productions in the Arab world. Tunisian producer and this year's member of the International Jury Dora Bouchoucha is on hand to answer questions about producing in the region. And the managers of the Metropolis Art Cinema Beirut and Talents Beirut give an overview of distribution and our Talents Beirut satellite in the Arab world. Other guests join the mix to network and participate in discussions.


11:30 - 13:00

Courage: Against All Odds

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Verhoeven
moderated by Peter Cowie
Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Creative Europe MEDIA, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Tackling our main theme of this year, jury president Paul Verhoeven and jury member Maggie Gyllenhaal kick off this edition of Berlinale Talents. Working since the 1970s between the Netherlands and Hollywood, between art house and blockbuster, Dutch director and screenwriter Verhoeven (Elle) has redefined the conventions of genre filmmaking, in particular science fiction (Total Recall) and the erotic thriller (Basic Instinct). Playing the masochistic lead of the 2002 black comedy Secretary launched the career of American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who over the next decade would rise from indie queen to Hollywood A-list, lauded with a Golden Globe and a nomination for the Academy Award. From depictions of onscreen intimacy to the pitfalls of navigating an unforgiving industry, the two reflect on their most courageous moments.


12:00 - 13:30

Reception Manfred Durniok Foundation

Intercultural awareness is a recurrent theme in the films that German filmmaker Manfred Durniok wrote, directed and produced. It is in this spirit that the Manfred Durniok Foundation supports and promotes cultural exchanges between Germany and Asia through scholarships, awarding prizes and providing financial support for intercultural gatherings. Berlinale Talents’ international perspective and interest in cross-cultural dialogues makes for a fruitful collaboration. The Manfred Durniok Foundation once again supports Talents from South East Asia attending this 15th edition of Berlinale Talents by covering their travel costs, as it has since 2007.


14:00 - 15:30

No Longer There: The Art of Disappearance


In July 1995, no less than 23 years after the project’s inception, artist Christo and his partner Jeanne-Claude completed Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin 1971–95. For two weeks only, Berliners were wowed by the transformation of the old parliament building, covered with 100,000 square meters of billowing fabric. Despite pleas to extend the project, Christo and Jeanne-Claude insisted on the timely deinstallation. “It takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain,” exclaim the artists. Christo presents images of Jeanne-Claude's and his works, whose transience is for him a commentary on the myths of immortality both in art and in life. Interested in more than simply giving a talk, Christo wishes that audience participation drives the second half of the session.


14:00 - 16:00

Kill Your Darlings

Susan Korda

“Good editing is like good sex,” exclaims editor and director Susan Korda (One of Us). “You create an expectation in your audience – and then you fulfil it.” Tracing finished film scenes from Bonnie & Clyde and Jaws back to the initial “Oh, shit!” experience in the editing room, Korda reveals how the magic of courageous editing can create a gratifying cinematic experience from what initially appears to be a failure. Sharing tools learnt from Walter Murch and Michael Rabiger, she lays bare secrets of the editing room and shows how to “kill your darlings,” the critical ability to surrender preconceived preferences, allowing your film to discover you.


17:00 - 18:15

Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung: Award Ceremony

moderated by Florian Weghorn, Frank W. Albers
Hosted by Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Getting films made in the Arab world takes guts, and this past decade has seen a boom in the efforts of a new generation of Arab filmmakers bravely documenting these times of social and political upheaval. The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung supports German-Arab film cooperations between filmmakers and producers working jointly on a project. The 11 nominated projects from various Arab countries are introduced and excerpts from the projects screened, followed by the announcement of the winners of the 2017 Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Three prizes of up to EUR 60,000 are awarded in each of the following categories: documentary, short fiction and animation.


17:00 - 18:30

Walking Home Ideas: Inspirational Flows

Ana Lily Amirpour
moderated by Christoph Gröner

Ana Lily Amirpour’s unforgettably atmospheric feature debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, tagged "the first Iranian vampire western,” woos genre-lovers with its cool pastiche of pop-culture references and deliciously romantic mood swings. Although wary of categorizations, Amirpour sees herself as an inventor – not motivated by money but rather by passion – perhaps a bit mad and sometimes also a loner. Taking Bruce Lee’s life philosophies as a launch pad, the Berlinale Talents alumna describes how her ideas flow from a dynamic process of being inspired. Showing clips from her own films and projects and drawing references to other pop-culture inspirations, Amirpour invites the audience to witness a fluid approach to cradling ideas.


19:30 - 22:30

Dine & Shine

moderated by Andreas Korn
Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Creative Europe MEDIA, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Welcome to Berlinale Talents' most legendary dinner. At this ultimate networking event with 450 people, Talents find themselves seated next to experts, filmmakers from the festival and market professionals. Set up like musical chairs, everybody has the chance to interact with new faces over each course. By the end of the evening you’ll be sated also by the great conversations had and connections made.