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Applications for Berlinale Talents 2021 closing soon

Applications for Berlinale Talents 2021 closing soon (deadline: September 1, 2020 at 12:00 noon CEST). Click here to apply.

The Berlin International Film Festival’s talent development programme for 250 emerging filmmakers and series creators from all over the world.

Who Can Apply

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

Berlinale Talents is aimed at emerging filmmakers and series creators who have made at least two or more shorts, a feature film or a high-quality series that have screened internationally.

Creating access to films, both in local communities and online, has never been more important. We’re now officially welcoming emerging curators and founders of audience-centred cinema spaces, VOD platforms and other film initiatives to apply for Berlinale Talents as „audience designers“.

See application details and video. Questions? Email

Berlinale Talents is aimed at emerging creatives with an existing portfolio of films or series. To see if you’re eligible and get a quick overview of the application process, check out the details below.

COVID-19 notice: Over the last few months, we’ve all been affected by the Covid pandemic and its far-reaching consequences. Above all, we hope you’re healthy, in good spirits and pursuing your creative projects where possible. We’re currently working on creating a safe edition for February 2021 that will hopefully be able to welcome you and everybody else to Berlin. Find out more.

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