Berlinale 2017: Talent Press

Call for Entries
Talent Press, February 11-16, 2017

Berlinale Talents is a vibrant platform for emerging film critics and journalists to improve their working skills and discover current trends in world cinema. Along with our Talent Press partners we invite you to apply for the 2017 edition.

At Talent Press, the most promising critics and journalists from around the world meet filmmakers, review movies and take part in events throughout Berlinale Talents and the entire festival. They share their experiences and thoughts in an extensive essay, written under the tutelage of renowned mentors. All work done in Berlin is published at the partner websites of FIPRESCI and Goethe-Institut as well as within the participants’ own international media networks.

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Deadline: 1 September 2016, 23:59 (CET)

Eligible Are

Talent Press is designed for film critics and journalists (both online and print) who are approximately in the fifth to tenth year of their career and have already published articles in newspapers, film magazines, on websites etc. As English is the basic language for all Talent Press events, participants should be fluent in writing and speaking. All participants should be eager to report on films screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and on events held during Berlinale Talents.

What We Will Offer You

Talent Press offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and spend six days with 250 talented film creatives from all over the world and to experience the day-to-day buzz of a prestigious festival. You will be guided through the Talent Press programme and receive feedback on your work by mentors and experts from all over the world. According to your chosen topic for the essay, you have the opportunity to access film screenings, make interviews and take part in all master classes and other events of Berlinale Talents. Your work will be promoted on the websites of Berlinale Talents, Goethe-Institut and FIPRESCI. Berlinale Talents offers you free accommodation in Berlin during the time of the event. Furthermore, Berlinale Talents will cover a share of your travel expenses (depending on your country of origin).

See the World Differently

Alongside with the Talent Press workshops, Berlinale Talents offers a programme of around 60 master classes, roundtables and interactive panel discussions per year. Film professionals from the Berlinale, the European Film Market and many other experts of international reputation and from various backgrounds give insights into their work and enter into a direct dialogue with the audience.

Last year’s Berlinale Talents welcomed Roy Andersson, Michael Ballhaus, Denis Côté, Lars Eidinger, Brigitte Lacombe, Alba Rohrwacher, Molly M. Stensgaard, Meryl Streep, Thomas Vinterberg, and many more.

If you want to hear and see more, please watch here the live recordings of all our past editions.

Talent Press 2016 Alumni Highlights

Rasha Hosny:

Sevara Pan

Tara Karajica

Berlinale Talents
Goethe Institute