Additionally, experts give participants insights into the possibilities for financing short films in Germany and Europe, as well as into the latest developments in the short film industry. The selected filmmakers will be presented at the reception for the short film industry during the Berlin International Film Festival.

Who can apply?
Short Form Station is aimed at writers/directors with strong short film ideas that have already been developed, and might have been pitched recently at other programmes like Clermont-Ferrand (Euro Connection) or elsewhere. Short Form Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet participated in this Project Lab.

How to apply
The first step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a director. After submitting the general application, you will be given the option to apply for the Short Form Station. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at or +49 30 25920 515.

Short Form Station is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Short Film Agency Hamburg, AG Kurzfilm (German Short Film Association) and Berlinale Shorts.