Applications are open. Apply by September 1, 2022.

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You can now apply for Berlinale Talents to join the world’s top 200 emerging filmmakers for a transformative week of talks, workshops and think-tanks from February 18-23, 2023. Boost your career with creative input from the industry’s frontrunners and forge lasting connections with peers and colleagues from all over the world. 

Who Can Apply

New for 2023: Digital Set Designers – Actors –  Audience Designers – Cinematographers – Directors – Distributors – Editors – Film Critics – Producers – Production Designers – Sales Agents – Screenwriters – Score Composers – Sound Designers.

Berlinale Talents is aimed at filmmakers, series and XR content creators with an existing track record of at least two or more short formats, a feature-length film or a high-quality series that have been officially invited to film festivals, released theatrically or broadcast on streaming platforms. 

The last few years have seen vast changes in how films are made, with digital technologies becoming a natural tool for storytellers in almost all kind of genres. Check out the How to Apply page for all the details.

Talents Labs

Want to advance your latest project? Apply for the Doc StationScript Station or Short Form Station to receive mentoring, finesse your material and present it to your fellow Talents and industry players. Producers can submit their advanced feature-length projects to the Talent Project Market to meet potential co-producers and funders. 

Learn more and explore last year’s projects.

Our Studios are dedicated to specific disciplines – acting, cinematography, editing, production and digital set design, score composition, sound design, distribution, sales, and audience design. Small group settings offer you the chance to learn from experts and peers through case studies and hands-on exercises. Find out more.

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