Promotion of creative up-and-coming filmmakers worldwide

Where
Germany
When
2016
Who
Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival
Key objectives of the measure:

Further training and networking of up-and-coming talents in the film world, especially from countries of the global South and East

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Berlinale Talents, since 2015, previously Talent Campus

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

- Supporting 300 film talents per year and cross-linking them from and in the areas of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, camera work, editing, production design, film criticism, dissemination, global distribution, film scores, sound design, and others
- Peer learning with 100 to 150 internationally renowned film experts in a 6-day programme during the Berlinale through master classes and workshops, some of them with Oscar winners
- Custom-tailored coaching programmes offered, equiping the participating talents with tools of the trade and qualitative networking
- Further following and supporting the career development of individual participants in a targeted way
- Contributing to the medium-term development and strengthening of independent film scenes, above all in developing nations and emerging economies.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Project costs approx. 1.1 million EUR per year, approx. 900,000 EUR of which from public fund

Indicators used to determine impact:
- Results of yearly internal evaluation: the interest of young international filmmakers is continually growing; the criteria for further professional success of those whose talents have been fostered in the programme include, for example, premieres at important international film festivals; the talents remain connected to the network; the number of successful applications at festivals, the broad geographic impact of the call for applications, the number of projects subsequently implemented successfully and continued support in other Berlinale programmes are indicators of success.- Participant and applicant structure: In 2016, 2,648 applicants from 118 countries, motto “The Nature of Relations”; in 2015, 300 talents fostered from 75 countries under the motto “A Space Discovery”; in 2014, 4,167 applications, 300 talents from 79 countries fostered, motto “Ready to play? Breaking the rules”; in 2013, 300 talents from 96 countries, motto “Some Like It Hot”; in 2012, 350 talents from 99 countries under the motto “Changing Perspectives”- Berlinale Talents concept has now been implemented at various locations around the world.