To get the most out of the two days of one-on-one meetings with potential co-producers and financiers (individual table meetings, no audience pitch), Talents will participate in a one-day prep programme and a follow-up programme. Under the guidance of industry experts and experienced consultants, Talents will be primed for their meetings and enhance their knowledge with insights into the international film market and financing. In exchange with their peers, Talents will also benefit from valuable networking opportunities to forge life-long professional relationships and share project ideas and experiences.

Monetary award
The ten selected projects compete for a prize. Three will be nominated for the VFF Talent Highlight Award, worth €10,000, and their projects will be pitched publicly at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. The winner will be announced during a Pitch and Award Ceremony at the Berlin House of Representatives.

Who can apply?
The Talent Project Market is open to producers who have made at least one feature film or two short films that have screened at an international film festival or won a prize. You can apply with a feature-length project aimed at theatrical release that would benefit from international co-producers. There are no genre or budget restrictions, but having some initial financing attached is helpful. The script should be in an advanced draft stage. The Talent Project Market is also open to Berlinale Talents alumni producers who have not yet participated in this Project Lab.

How to apply
The first step is to apply to Berlinale Talents as a producer. After submitting the general application, you will be offered the option to apply for the Talent Project Market. Former participants of Berlinale Talents are invited to apply directly through their existing online profile. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate contact us at talents@berlinale.de or on +49 30 25920 515.

Partners
The Talent Project Market is a collaboration between the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.