Latest News

Berlinale Talents, the Yearly Meeting Place for Cultural Innovation

February 02nd, 2015
20150202 Berlinale Talents.jpg

Berlinale Talents is the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for 300 emerging film creatives from all over the world. 

The European Film Market 2015 welcomes Berlinale Talents once again to the initiative, Berlinale Talents Market Hub. This platform, at its buzzing location in the gallery of the Martin-Gropius-Bau, serves as a contact and meeting point, offering new perspectives to both EFM participants and upcoming talents.

The approximately 35 sessions centered around an annually changing topic, vary in format and set up: In the ‘grand format’ sessions at the main theatre, experts of international reputation give insights into their work. During the mid-scale ‘atelier’ sessions, the experienced filmmakers and audience are invited to enter into a dialogue.

There is a broad category of emerging directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, world sales agents, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers, film music composers and film critics that are all invited to apply for the Berlinale Talents 2015.

Talents can register for specific summit sessions for free. For general audiences, tickets are available at the festival and at the box offices.

Every year a new topic is proposed, this year the main theme is “2015: A Space Discovery”. The emerging filmmakers are invited to discover new ways of looking at cinematic space.

Throughout nearly 100 talks and workshops, experts and talents dedicate themselves to film as a multi-dimensional spatial art, jointly exploring various perspectives for the screen, or how characters unfold the action spaces of edited stories and imagery. Berlinale Talents combines all this on a local and global level, to the economic and cultural spaces in which talents develop, create and market their films.

As the filmmaker Tambay A. Obenson mentioned; the Berlinale Talent Campus is essentially a "winter film school" for up and coming filmmakers, which takes place at the same time as the Berlin Film Festival.

The event runs six days during the festival and features lectures and panel discussions with debates and exchanges addressing issues in filmmaking today. Workshops, excursions, personal tutoring, coaching and training of participants from different fields of work are all part of the program.