During the week, participants take part in an intensive Project Development Day and have the opportunity to one-on-one meetings with two different mentors. They get to work on their project description for the public presentation of Doc Station and continue development of their project treatment. After the public presentation the participants have the chance to meet with producers attending Berlinale Talents. Apart from their time spent at Doc Station the selected filmmakers will participate in the Summit programme of Berlinale Talents.

Who can apply?
Doc Station is looking for directors who have either made a feature-length documentary film before, or directors who have made a short documentary and are now working on a feature-length documentary film for the first time. The previous film should have been screened at an international film festival or been broadcast on television. Applicants should show a good understanding of the film industry. The main aim of Doc Station is not to help find a producer or funding for the project, to advise on the projects‘ budget, to arrange or facilitate co-production meetings. Doc Station is also open to alumni of Berlinale Talents who have not yet taken part 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 Doc 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 talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Doc Station is supported by the German Federal Filmboard (FFA) and Sources 2.