Under the title “The Nature of Relations”, Berlinale Talents focuses in its 14th edition on the power, force and energy of interconnected thinking and creating. 300 outstanding Talents and around 100 international experts will explore the wide programme and various networking events, again held at the three venues of HAU Hebbel am Ufer, from February 13 to February 18, 2016.

Read an interview with Berlinale Talents programme manager Florian Weghorn on this year’s theme and click here for more information and our wonderful key visual.


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Talents Tokyo 2015 currently hosts 15 emerging East and Southeast Asian directors and producers for its 6th edition “Me Against the World”(November 23-28). During the intense six-day programme with workshops, training sessions and lectures, the Talents present their projects to renowned experts and industry professionals, including director Park Kiyong, producer Stephan Holl, Emilie Georges, Managing Director of Memento Films International and Christine Tröstrum, Berlinale Talents Project Manager. Talents Tokyo is organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Japan Foundation Asia Center and Talents Tokyo Organizing Committee (TOKYO FILMeX) in cooperation with Berlinale Talents and the Goethe-Institut Japan.
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Until January 15, South American filmmakers have the chance to apply to Talents Buenos Aires 2016. The upcoming 11th edition “Sin Techo Ni Ley” offers its 65 participants an extensive programme of workshops and master classes as well as the opportunity to work on their own projects in project labs. Talents Buenos Aires takes place from April 15 – 19, 2016, during the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI). Talents Buenos Aires is an initiative of the Universidad del Cine in cooperation with BAFICI, the Buenos Aires Film Lab (BAL), the Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires and Berlinale Talents. More


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We are proud of the number of alumni films competing at festivals world-wide and like to congratulate some of the most recent winners and nominees! Producer Daniel Bekerman (Berlinale Talents 2013) has won the Best Feature Award with The Witch at BFI London Film Festival. Director Klára Trencsényi’s (Berlinale Talents 2008) Train to Adulthood was awarded with the Golden Dove for Next Masters Competition at DOK Leipzig. Patrick Vollrath (Berlinale Talents 2013) received the FIRST STEPS award and the Bronze Medal Award in Foreign Film at the 42nd Student Academy Awards for Alles wird gut. Director Min Bahadur Bham’s (Berlinale Talents 2013) Kalo Pothi, funded by the World Cinema Fund, won the Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival Critics Week. Last but not least, seven alumni (Eva Weber, Line Langebek, Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni, Jure Pavlovic, Mischa Leinkauf, Konstantina Kotzamani) are nominated for Best Short Films at the European Film Awards 2015 and another seven alumni (Jorge Caballero Ramos, Esther Gould, Imamaddin Hasanov, Toomas Järvet, Ammar Aziz, Teboho Edkins, Shanshan Li) are nominated with their films at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Go team Talents!


December 15, 2015: Deadline for universities and colleges applying to the Berlin International Film Festival for accreditations More

January 6, 2016: Registration deadline for the European Film Market (February 11-19, 2016) and accreditation deadline for the Berlin International Film Festival More

February 13-18, 2016: Berlinale Talents 2016 during the Berlin International Film Festival (February 11-21, 2016) More

February 25, 2016: Deadline for production funding by the World Cinema Fund (twice a year) More

March 3 - 8, 2016: 8th edition of Talents Guadalajara during the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara More

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Berlinale Talents is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, in cooperation with Creative Europe MEDIA, a programme of the European Union, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.