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Call for entries - Berlinale Talents 2015!

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz August 8, 2014 at 3:25PM

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 next edition of Berlinale Talents takes place Feb 7- 12, 2015.
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Berlinale Talents 2015
Berlinale Talents 2015

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 next edition of Berlinale Talents takes place Feb 7- 12, 2015. Emerging directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, world sales agents, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers, film music composers and film critics can apply for the Berlinale Talents 2015. Apart from a summit program of master classes and panel discussions, Berlinale Talents consists of several Studio programs, the Talent Press and a range of Project Labs (Talent Project Market, Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station) in which producers and writers/directors can further develop and present their projects.

Berlinale Talents is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, the application deadline for 2015 is on September 1st 2014. More information: www.berlinale-talents.de

What does Berlinale Talents offer?
In addition to extensive Summit with master classes and panel discussions held by top-notch experts, Berlinale Talents offers a range of Project Labs to further develop and present your own project. Berlinale Talents also provides Studio programs and workshops for specific groups of film professionals. In many areas, Berlinale Talents is closely linked with the program sections of the Berlinale and with the European Film Market.

Apply online at WWW.Berlinale-talents.de/aPPlY

Notification of the participants in the first week of January 2015

Eligible are emerging film Professionals in the fifth to tenth Year of their career: actors, cinematographers, directors, distributors, editors, film critics, producers, production designers, sales agents, screenwriters, score composers and sound designers.

If you have a film project that needs further development or that you want to present in Berlin, you can submit it to either the Talent Project Market, Doc Station, Script Station or Short Film Station.

Actors, cinematographers, distributors, editors, film critics, production designers, sales agents, score composers and sound designers are automatically considered for one of the corresponding Studios or workshop programs.Berlinale Talents offers more than you can do in only six days. Nevertheless, participants who are selected for either a Studio or a Project Lab will have enough time to take part in the Summit as well.

Berlinale Talents


Talent Project Market

Designed for 10 producers or directors

Present your fully developed feature-length film project to experienced co-producers and financiers in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings. This 3-day program in cooperation with the Berlinale Co-Production Market offers various possibilities to get more insight into the world of international co-productions and to meet with potential partners.

  • Project mentoring by experienced industry professionals
  • One-on-one meetings with potential co-producers, buyers and financiers
  • 10.000 Euro VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award for one of the selected projects


Doc Station

Designed for 10 documentary filmmakers

If you are currently in the advanced development stages of a feature-length documentary, the Doc Station mentors and experts can help you to move things forward, improve the script’s narrative structure, and tackle creative issues concerning further development and production.

  • Project development day: Improve your project with experienced mentors
  • One-on-one meetings with script editors, commissioning editors, creative producers and other Talents
  • Presentations and Panel sessions: Discuss the intricacies of cinematic documentary film.


Script Station

Designed for 10 screenwriters or directors

If you are currently in the advanced development stages of a feature-length fiction film, the Script Station mentors and experts can help you to move things forward, improve the script’s narrative structure, and tackle creative issues concerning the writing process.

  • Project development day: Improve your project with experienced mentors
  • One-on-one meetings with script editors, commissioning editors, creative producers and other Talents
  • Presentations and Panel sessions: Discuss the art of making cutting-edge fiction films


Berlinale Talents

Short Film Station

Designed for 10 directors or writer-directors

If you are currently in the advanced development stages of a script for a short film, the Short Film Station mentors and experts can help you to move things forward, improve the narrative structure of your film project, and tackle creative issues concerning further development and production.

  • Project Development Day: Improve your project with experienced mentors
  • One-on-one meetings with script editors, commissioning editors, creative producers and other Talents
  • Presentations and Panel sessions :Learn more about the production and distribution of short films


Camera Studio

Designed for 20 cinematographers

Share your ideas with fellow Talents and discuss the aesthetics and mechanics of camera work, lighting and the impact of cinematography on the post-production process. Acclaimed mentors and experts help broaden the scope by providing technical and creative insight into their latest works and guiding you find the right artistic expression for your next film.

  • Every Picture Tells a Story: Master class on artistic cinematography
  • The survival guide to digital Workflows: How to choose the right camera equipment
  • Crossing the Borders: Cinematographers meet screenwriters and editors


Editing Studio

Designed for 20 editors

Tackle creative issues in the editing process, share your experiences with fellow Talents and acclaimed mentors, and discuss new ideas based on excerpts from your own work. Related workshops and master classes, plus speed matching and excursions to the cinema make for a comprehensive, cutting-edge experience.

  • Crossing the Borders: Editors meet sound designers and cinematographers
  • Kill Your Darlings: Master class on editing
  • Mentoring Desk: Get decent feedback from Talents and Mentors


Sound Studio

Designed for 15 sound designers or score composers

Focus on how sound is used in the filmmaking process, from designing a sound landscape to the intricacies of sound mixing and composing non-orchestral film scores. In the Studio, you get to know new sound-enhancement technologies and explore possible collaborations with creative and strategic partners from the industry.

  • Sound Design and Storytelling: Interweaving story and sound development
  • Hear the Whole Picture: Master class on score composing
  • The World of Shouts and Whispers: Creating distinctive soundscapes for films


Berlinale Talents
Berlinale Talents

Production Design Studio

Designed for 8 production designers

Meet with top-notch experts in “Worldbuilding”, work on a tangible case study, collaborative dynamics and improve your own approach to production design and creative processes. In the Studio, you will immerse in Worldbuilding and design methods, and the possibilities of interdisciplinary, convergent and non-linear processes in combination with the use of analog and virtual tools.

  • Reimagining cinema: Improve storytelling through an immersive creative practice
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Connect to screenwriters and directors working on new projects
  • Prototyping vision i/ii: Workshop on Worldbuilding and production design


Sales and Distribution Studio

Designed for 10 distributors or sales agents

Take part in a collaborative exploration, benefit from the experience of fellow distributors, and from the input and case-studies shared by seasoned sales agents, audience designers, filmmakers and producers. The Sales and Distribution Studio is based at the new “Berlinale Talents Market Hub”, located directly at the premises of the European Film Market.

  • Distributors sharing their secrets: Experts discuss the ins and outs of the business
  • Think local, act global?: New ways to bring your film closer to an audience
  • Meet and greet: Expand your network and find new projects.


Acting Studio

Designed for 15 actors

Explore new techniques and meet with international filmmakers and seasoned experts from all over the world. The rigorous interdisciplinary workshops offer a variety of sessions that focus on particular aspects of acting, to help both actors and filmmakers develop communication and collaboration skills for the filmmaking process.

  • Embodying the character: Acting workshop
  • Rehearsed reading: Practicing English dialogue delivery
  • Meet the casting directors: How to present yourself internationally


Talent Press

Designed for 8 film critics

Come to the Berlinale to acquaint yourself with current trends in world cinema. Be part of a team of emerging international journalists and attend film screenings and events throughout the entire festival. Under the guidance of prominent film writers, you share your impressions and insights every day and publish your articles at the websites of Berlinale Talents, FIPRESCI and Goethe-Institut.

  • Daily editorial meetings with world-class film critics
  • How to read a film: Film critics meet filmmakers
  • Tomorrow never dies: Panel on the future of film criticism

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