How to Apply

Applications for the 2019 edition will open on July 2, 2018 (deadline: September 3).

Berlinale Talents is aimed at film and television professionals in the early stages of their careers. To find out if you’re eligible to apply for Berlinale Talents or one of our Project Labs, and to get a quick overview of the application process, check out the information below.

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General Summit

Please choose your main field of work.

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.

Former participants of Berlinale Talents may apply directly through their alumni profile. Please note that you cannot attend the same Project Lab twice.

If your project was previously rejected from Script Station, please refrain from submitting it again.

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Alumni Applicants

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

Berlinale Talents Alumni

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 at in 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.