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NEXT EDITION: Feburary 12-17, 2022. Please email us with any questions ([email protected]). Thank you!

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Any followers based in Austria, make sure to check out "Soldat Ahmet" the debut from director Jannis Lenz (BT 2021), in ...
14/03/2022
SOLDAT AHMET // Trailer

Any followers based in Austria, make sure to check out "Soldat Ahmet" the debut from director Jannis Lenz (BT 2021), in cinemas now!
Selected for Visions du Réel last year, the film revolves around Ahmet, the dutiful son of Turkish immigrants, a tough boxer and hardworking soldier dedicated to "serving Austria". But the more he tries to fulfill the expectations of every role, the more he feels the need to break out of the stereotypes imposed on him.

Ahmet, ein Boxchampion mit türkischen Wurzeln und Berufssoldat der österreichischen Armee, beginnt Schauspielunterricht zu nehmen. Auf der Bühne sieht er sic...

"I am a very eclectic listener and a very eclectic composer", Spanish film composer Alberto Torres Malalengua tells DW C...
11/03/2022
Berlinale Talents 2022: Alberto Torres

"I am a very eclectic listener and a very eclectic composer", Spanish film composer Alberto Torres Malalengua tells DW Culture. His experiences being bullied as a teenager encouraged his passion, as he would spend time in his room both studying Bach and listening to Nirvana, "I felt like music was a passport to another life". The music he creates ranges from rock to electro beats, Flamenco to classical tunes allowing him to compose for a broad spectrum of stories. Alberto's many compositions include the score for “Mama”, a film about Mama Zawadi, a worker at the Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The film won the Goya 2022 for Best Short Documentary.

A jack of trades in all genres! Eclectic listener and Spanish film composer Alberto Torres creates music ranging from electro beats to Cumbia to classical tunes.…

11/03/2022

Our friends and colleagues at European Film Market - EFM have created a special episode of their Industry Insights podcast 'What's at Stake in Ukraine - a Filmmakers' Conversation'. Listen to the insightful conversation at www.efm-berlinale.de/en/about-efm/efm-podcast/the-efm-podcast.html or on your regular podcast provider.

SXSW kicks off today and we're sending our best to all involved! The festival runs until 19 March where the Closing Nigh...
11/03/2022
What We Leave Behind

SXSW kicks off today and we're sending our best to all involved! The festival runs until 19 March where the Closing Night Headliner will be FX’s Atlanta Season 3 Premiere starring non other than our recent guest Zazie Beetz! The lineup also includes "What We Leave Behind - Lo que dejamos atrás" directed by Iliana Sosa (BT 2018) and edited and co-produced by Isidore Bethel (BT 2018).

SXSW 2022 Schedule | At the age of 89, Julián takes one last bus ride to El Paso, Texas, to visit his daughters and their children—a lengthy trip he's made without fail every month for decades. After returning to rural Mexico, he quietly starts building a house in the empty lot next to his ho...

In Dieu Hao Do’s work, forgotten histories and silenced perspectives take centre stage, "I really believe it is importan...
10/03/2022
Berlinale Talents 2022: Dieu Hao Do

In Dieu Hao Do’s work, forgotten histories and silenced perspectives take centre stage, "I really believe it is important to preserve different perspectives of history, of storytelling and to empower people who have not been heard for a long time." The Chinese-German artist, filmmaker and film activist takes draws on his own family history. He was born in Germany after his parents fled Vietnam, part of a Chinese minority persecuted by the Communist regime after the fall of Saigon. From these roots grow his themes of home, place in the world, historical dialogue and the life of the Asian diaspora in Germany.

In Dieu Hao Do’s work, forgotten histories and silenced perspectives take centre stage. The Chinese-German artist, filmmaker and filmactivist channels his…

Our Talent Press were just as hard at work this year as any other, despite the physical distance. Their body of insightf...
09/03/2022
Talent Press

Our Talent Press were just as hard at work this year as any other, despite the physical distance. Their body of insightful reviews and essays culminated in the collective work "On the Future of Festival Coverage: An Assemblage", an original and thought-provoking piece where the Talents were given carte blanche to reflect on the future of their craft. The result is an assemblage of projects, from a handwritten letter to a TikTok video and more, with candid takes on what this year's digital Berlinale Talents amounted to for them.

The group also had the immense fortune of chatting with some leading figures in the field and directors who unveiled their latest projects at the Berlinale. Brazilian directors including Gustavo Vinagre ("Tres Tigres Tristes"), Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós ("Dry Ground Burning") opened up about their Forum entries and Brazil's indie film scene. Jöns Jönsson and Johannes Louis ("Axiom"'s director and DOP) shared their creative process, giving the Talents a chance to discuss their visual references and influences too. And a panel with Forum's Cristina Nord and Jacqueline Nsiah offered a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the Berlinale's leading sections.

Talent Press, an initiative of Berlinale Talents in collaboration with FIPRESCI and the Goethe-Institut, is an international platform and talent developer for emerging film critics and journalists.

We are still reeling from the 20th edition of Berlinale Talents and recovery has now transformed into reliving the highl...
04/03/2022

We are still reeling from the 20th edition of Berlinale Talents and recovery has now transformed into reliving the highlights of some of our public sessions!
From model making for “The French Dispatch” with Adam Stockhausen, Simon Weisse and the team from his atelier, to our Insta Live Q&A with Hollywood actor Zazie Beetz (Joker), our all-female cinematography session including Oscar-nominated alumna Ari Wegner, and the grand finale with Golden Bear winner and Talents alumna Carla Simón, what a celebration of twenty years of Berlinale Talents!

Don’t forget you can still watch all our public sessions and see all our photo highlights on our website: www.berlinale-talents.de

Cameroonian born Ellie Foumbi moved to New York when she was very young, an experience which richly influenced the theme...
03/03/2022
Berlinale Talents 2022: EllieFoumbi

Cameroonian born Ellie Foumbi moved to New York when she was very young, an experience which richly influenced the themes in her work; race, identity, trying to find your place, outsiders, generational trauma in African-American families. Starting out as an actress, she became frustrated with the lack of roles for her, so decided to tell her own stories. "Once I started writing and directing, it was the most natural thing in the world to me", she tells DW Culture .

Ellie Foumbi likes to dive into topics which deal with race and identity. This Cameroonian born writer, director and actress has had to navigate her own identity…

Looking for some quality viewing? Then head to MUBI where you can catch three shorts from Talents alumna and Short Form ...
24/02/2022
Akosua Adoma Owusu: The Hair Trilogy

Looking for some quality viewing? Then head to MUBI where you can catch three shorts from Talents alumna and Short Form Station mentor Akosua Adoma Owusu!

"Ghanaian-American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu’s electrifying trilogy on Black hair culture weaves together multiple source materials and distinct narratives to unpick the tangled knots of capitalism, race, Western beauty ideals, and colonialism."

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"As a filmmaker I am interested in social justice, women's empowerment, the female experience", Indian filmmaker Payal S...
23/02/2022
Berlinale Talents 2022: Payal Sethi

"As a filmmaker I am interested in social justice, women's empowerment, the female experience", Indian filmmaker Payal Sethi tells DW Culture. Coming from a long line of female storytellers, she has been on a journey to find her own style, often focusing on women who rebel against the circumstances forced on them. She feels that Indian alternative cinema must be nurtured and allowed to flourish in order to preserve the art in film, so uses local, less-represented dialects in her work. Payal was selected as this year's Talent recipient of the Kompagnon fellowship, providing funding and mentoring for her work.

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. For Indian filmmaker Payal Sethi, filmmaking is another form of storytelling. She has embarked on a journey…

Exactly the news we needed on this post-festival hump day! We are already looking forward to our 21st edition and the Be...
23/02/2022

Exactly the news we needed on this post-festival hump day! We are already looking forward to our 21st edition and the Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival 2023! 🥳

Berlinale Talents 2022 may be over but the year is young and there are still plenty of opportunities for filmmakers! If ...
23/02/2022

Berlinale Talents 2022 may be over but the year is young and there are still plenty of opportunities for filmmakers! If you feel like you're looking for inspiration and need a change of scenery, then Berlin Film Residencies and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg have the perfect residency for you: Berlin AiR (artist-in-residency). From Rome to Paris, Tel Aviv to Thessaloniki and beyond, take a leaf out of Borbála Nagy's (BT 2020) book and apply before 2 March, 2022 ⏰
All details.: https://www.medienboard.de/en/film-funding/berlin-artist-in-residency-berlin-air

Berlinale Talents 20th edition ended on a high with Talents alumna and Golden Bear winner Carla Simón (Alcarràs) joining...
22/02/2022

Berlinale Talents 20th edition ended on a high with Talents alumna and Golden Bear winner Carla Simón (Alcarràs) joining us in the studio. The six-day summit, with talks for online viewers as well as workshops and our new daily Talents Tanks for the 200 participants, emphasised the desire to create more sustainable communication channels and established a clear mission for the future. Read all about it here: bit.ly/BT2022_WrapUp

Animation, live-action or music videos - director, screenwriter and this year’s Talent Kai Stänicke does not limit himse...
21/02/2022
Berlinale Talents 2022: Kai Stänicke

Animation, live-action or music videos - director, screenwriter and this year’s Talent Kai Stänicke does not limit himself to a certain genre or technique. For him there is a story and after that the search for the right way of telling it. Stänicke's last short and first computer animated film “Pace” (2019), explores our relationship with time - a man living on a clock face, the clock hand slowly but surely catching up from behind, as he tries to win the unwinnable, the race against time. Talking to DW Culture, Stänicke explains why his films often circle around finding your place in the world and discovering identity and sexuality beyond heteronormative narratives.
https://vimeo.com/677922383

Discovering your identity and your place in the world is never easy. These are topics writer and director Kai Stänicke handles gracefully and in a refreshing…

Assel Aushakimova made the first ever Kazahkstani feature film with an LGBTQ+ protagonist, “Welcome to the USA” (2019). ...
18/02/2022
Berlinale Talents 2022: Assel Aushakimova

Assel Aushakimova made the first ever Kazahkstani feature film with an LGBTQ+ protagonist, “Welcome to the USA” (2019). In her portrait by DW Culture the director and producer takes us to the places where she shot her first films. “I think that these locations are a good reflection of our patriarchal, post-soviet society”, she says while the camera films old monuments of Lenin and former country leaders. With her films, Aushakimova wants to uncover the homophobic, conservative side of her home country's society, but also give queer people there who are struggling to be accepted a voice.
https://vimeo.com/678694207

LGBTQ+ topics are still taboo in Kazakhstan, where large parts of society and state institutions are homophobic. This didn't stop film maker Assel Aushakimova…

Not ready to say goodbye just yet? Check out this interview with the heads of Berlinale Talents, Christine Tröstrum and ...
18/02/2022

Not ready to say goodbye just yet? Check out this interview with the heads of Berlinale Talents, Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn, where they spoke to the Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival team to look back at the last twenty years of Talents and, perhaps more importantly, look ahead to the what the future has in store!
www.berlinale.de/en/news-topics/berlinale-topics/talents-interview-2022.html

18/02/2022

“I’m coming from a country where I had no one who would care about me, but now I know there’s someone like me, there’s someone thinking like me, and I have a lot of self worth with me.” Afghan producer and director Ahmad Imami on his experience at Berlinale Talents and building a film community that works. #berlinaletalents

On the last two sessions of Talents Tanks we had the pleasure to have as guests Katja Hofem, Ben Harris, Lars Wiebe, All...
17/02/2022

On the last two sessions of Talents Tanks we had the pleasure to have as guests Katja Hofem, Ben Harris, Lars Wiebe, Allison Triegaardt, Olivia Stocker and Hans van Helden from Netflix, Veronika Grob and Esther Rothstegge from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Christiane Krone-Raab from Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission, Prof. Dr. Skadi Loist from Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and Mandy Rahn from ARRI! Thank you! #berlinaletalents

And that's a wrap on the 20th edition of Berlinale Talents! Thank you to all our Talents, guests, partners, audiences an...
17/02/2022

And that's a wrap on the 20th edition of Berlinale Talents! Thank you to all our Talents, guests, partners, audiences and everyone who helped make this very special edition a reality! We've come a long way in the last two decades and look forward to continuing the journey with all of you! Until next year, the Berlinale Talents Team!

Team Talents 2022 © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2022

With Carla Simón and Ana Pfaff of "Alcarràs" in our studio right this minute, what better time to celebrate this year's ...
17/02/2022

With Carla Simón and Ana Pfaff of "Alcarràs" in our studio right this minute, what better time to celebrate this year's winners! The Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival awards ceremony went off in safe, hygienic, but no less glamorous style last night and we are sending huge congratulations to the Talents alumni that scooped awards and special mentions!

🌟🐻 Golden Bear for Best Film
"Alcarràs" – writer & director Carla Simón (BT 2015), cinematography Daniela Cajias (BT 2018), editor Ana Pfaff (BT 2018), producer María Zamora (BT 2006), co-producer Giovanni Pompili (BT 2014)

🏅 Berlinale Documentary Award Special Mention
"No U-Turn" – cinematography Jide Akinleminu (BT 2015, 2018), producer Tiny Mungwe (BT 2009), producer Teboho Edkins (BT 2007)

🐻 Crystal Bear for Best Film
"Comedy Queen" – director Sanna Lenken (BT 2011)

🏅 The special prize of the international jury Generation KPLUS for the best short film: Special mention
"To Vancouver" – assistant director Nikoleta Leousi (BT 2016)

🏅 Crystal Bear for best Film: Special mention
"Stay Awake" – cinematographer Alejandro Mejia (BT 2016), co-producer Rob Cristiano (BT 2018), exec producer Jennifer Westin (BT 2008)

🐻 Silver Bear Jury Prize
"Manhã de Domingo" (Sunday Morning) – cinematography Wilssa Esser (BT 2019), production design Diogo Hayashi (BT 2017)

🏆 GWFF Best Feature Award
"Sonne" – writer & director Kurdwin Ayub (BT 2018)

17/02/2022
Berlinale Talents Live 2022 | Great Work: Meet the Berlinale Winners

Time to call it a day, in style. Hosted by the Berlinale's very own Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, this talk rounds off the Berlinale Talents week by bringing it within the broader lights of the film festival. With winners revealed the night before, Berlinale Talents invites a band of happy filmmakers who have been awarded in the Competition, Encounters and other festival sections to celebrate the Labours of Cinema in this 'after-work' session.

17/02/2022

Talents Tanks moderator AC Coppens chats with Veronika Grob, funding advisor at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, on the importance of accessing new perspectives and ideas from different countries. #berlinaletalents

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We are still reeling from the 20th edition of Berlinale Talents and recovery has now transformed into reliving the highlights of some of our public sessions! From model making for “The French Dispatch” with Adam Stockhausen, Simon Weisse and the team from his atelier, to our Insta Live Q&A with Hollywood actor Zazie Beetz (Joker), our all-female cinematography session including Oscar-nominated alumna Ari Wegner, and the grand finale with Golden Bear winner and Talents alumna Carla Simón, what a celebration of twenty years of Berlinale Talents! Don’t forget you can still watch all our public sessions and see all our photo highlights on our website: www.berlinale-talents.de
Cameroonian born Ellie Foumbi moved to New York when she was very young, an experience which richly influenced the themes in her work; race, identity, trying to find your place, outsiders, generational trauma in African-American families. Starting out as an actress, she became frustrated with the lack of roles for her, so decided to tell her own stories. "Once I started writing and directing, it was the most natural thing in the world to me", she tells DW Culture .
Final call for submissions to Talents Durban! 📣 Deadline 04 March, 2022, that's tomorrow! ⏰ All info: 👇 https://www.durbanfilmmart.co.za/Talents-Durban
Looking for some quality viewing? Then head to MUBI where you can catch three shorts from Talents alumna and Short Form Station mentor Akosua Adoma Owusu! "Ghanaian-American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu’s electrifying trilogy on Black hair culture weaves together multiple source materials and distinct narratives to unpick the tangled knots of capitalism, race, Western beauty ideals, and colonialism."
"As a filmmaker I am interested in social justice, women's empowerment, the female experience", Indian filmmaker Payal Sethi tells DW Culture. Coming from a long line of female storytellers, she has been on a journey to find her own style, often focusing on women who rebel against the circumstances forced on them. She feels that Indian alternative cinema must be nurtured and allowed to flourish in order to preserve the art in film, so uses local, less-represented dialects in her work. Payal was selected as this year's Talent recipient of the Kompagnon fellowship, providing funding and mentoring for her work.
Exactly the news we needed on this post-festival hump day! We are already looking forward to our 21st edition and the Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival 2023! 🥳
Berlinale Talents 2022 may be over but the year is young and there are still plenty of opportunities for filmmakers! If you feel like you're looking for inspiration and need a change of scenery, then Berlin Film Residencies and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg have the perfect residency for you: Berlin AiR (artist-in-residency). From Rome to Paris, Tel Aviv to Thessaloniki and beyond, take a leaf out of Borbála Nagy's (BT 2020) book and apply before 2 March, 2022 ⏰ All details.: https://www.medienboard.de/en/film-funding/berlin-artist-in-residency-berlin-air
Berlinale Talents 20th edition ended on a high with Talents alumna and Golden Bear winner Carla Simón (Alcarràs) joining us in the studio. The six-day summit, with talks for online viewers as well as workshops and our new daily Talents Tanks for the 200 participants, emphasised the desire to create more sustainable communication channels and established a clear mission for the future. Read all about it here: bit.ly/BT2022_WrapUp
Animation, live-action or music videos - director, screenwriter and this year’s Talent Kai Stänicke does not limit himself to a certain genre or technique. For him there is a story and after that the search for the right way of telling it. Stänicke's last short and first computer animated film “Pace” (2019), explores our relationship with time - a man living on a clock face, the clock hand slowly but surely catching up from behind, as he tries to win the unwinnable, the race against time. Talking to DW Culture, Stänicke explains why his films often circle around finding your place in the world and discovering identity and sexuality beyond heteronormative narratives. https://vimeo.com/677922383
Assel Aushakimova made the first ever Kazahkstani feature film with an LGBTQ+ protagonist, “Welcome to the USA” (2019). In her portrait by DW Culture the director and producer takes us to the places where she shot her first films. “I think that these locations are a good reflection of our patriarchal, post-soviet society”, she says while the camera films old monuments of Lenin and former country leaders. With her films, Aushakimova wants to uncover the homophobic, conservative side of her home country's society, but also give q***r people there who are struggling to be accepted a voice. https://vimeo.com/678694207
Not ready to say goodbye just yet? Check out this interview with the heads of Berlinale Talents, Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn, where they spoke to the Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival team to look back at the last twenty years of Talents and, perhaps more importantly, look ahead to the what the future has in store! www.berlinale.de/en/news-topics/berlinale-topics/talents-interview-2022.html