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How to Apply

The below application regulations refer to the 2019 edition. Regulations for the 2020 edition will be updated shortly!

Applications for Berlinale Talents 2020 will open on July 1st (deadline: September 2nd)

Berlinale Talents is aimed at film and TV professionals in the early stages of their careers. To find out if you’re eligible and to get a quick overview of the application process, check out the information below.

Still have questions? Read our FAQs | talents@berlinale.de

Application Requirements

General Application

Choose your field of work to find out if you are eligible.


Project Labs

In addition to the general application, we encourage directors, screenwriters and producers to submit a project to one of our Project Labs. Please complete the general application first before submitting your project.

Doc Station
Talent Project Market
Script Station
Short Film Station


Alumni Applicants

As a former participant of Berlinale Talents, there are two ways to come back for a second round. Log in to your alumni profile and access the application from there.

Apply with a Project

Directors, screenwriters and producers who have previously taken part in Berlinale Talents may apply again with an ongoing project for one of our Project Labs. Before you apply, check the application criteria above to see if your project is at the right stage.

Relive the Summit Experience

Former Project Lab participants who missed the general programme of events during their first visit may reapply for Berlinale Talents. Attend master classes, interactive panel discussions and workshops to complete your Berlinale Talents experience.