The Application for the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 and for the hands-on training programmes will close on October 5, 2011.

The 10th Berlinale Talent Campus will take place from February 11 – 16, 2012.

The Berlinale Talent Campus is a creative academy and networking platform for 350 up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world.

The Berlinale Talent Campus lasts for six days and offers a huge variety of different programme elements for ACTORS • DIRECTORS • CINEMATOGRAPHERS • DISTRIBUTORS • EDITORS • FILM CRITICS • PRODUCERS • PRODUCTION DESIGNERS • SCREENWRITERS • SOUND DESIGNERS and COMPOSERS


Getting out of your reality tunnel: the ability to see things from multiple perspectives is an essential skill when it comes to approaching today’s vibrant issues. It requires imagination and transforms change into an opportunity to improve one’s work. Emerging filmmakers will play an increasingly essential role in this film industry, where shifting paradigms strongly affect how films are presented and reach audiences. Changing perspectives is a process that requires active participation: sharing ideas and experiences, approaching filmmaking in a transdisciplinary way, getting inspired by visionary pioneers and being open to the unexpected along the way.

The Berlinale Talent Campus brings emerging talent and seasoned film professionals together and offers them a platform to refresh their views, discover new horizons, find fellow filmmaking collaborators and discuss new trends and developments in contemporary cinema and media.

(photo: David Ausserhofer)


Please take a moment to see if you meet the following criteria. You must be able to answer “yes” to all these questions to be eligible to apply:

– Are you fluent in English? (In particular, can you fill out the application in English and understand a lecture or discussion in English?)
– Do you work or study in the areas of screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, producing, directing, cinematography, acting, editing, film criticism, distribution, sound design, film music composition, art direction or production design?
– Have you worked on a short film that was awarded a prize OR Has your work been screened at an international film festival OR Have you worked on a film of at least 60 minutes in length OR Are you a film student in your final year or in a post-graduate programme?
– Will this be your first time at the Berlinale Talent Campus, or are you a Campus alumni that wishes to apply to the Talent Project Market?

If you can affirm all these questions, you are eligible to apply for the Berlinale Talent Campus.


1) General application – obligatory for all applicants of the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 – download preview to the application questions

2) Hands-on training programmes application – applicants have the opportunity to fill in an additional application for one of the hands-on training programmes related to their field of work. The hands-on training programmes application is an additional application. The general application has to be completed and submitted first before applying for one of the hands-on programmes.

The hands-on training programmes of the Berlinale Talent Campus include:
– the Score Competition for score composers and sound designers
– the Campus Studio for directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors involved in post-production stage
– the Script Station for scriptwriters
– the Doc Station for documentary filmmakers
– the Talent Project Market for producers and directors
– the Talent Press for film critics
– and the Talent Actors Stage for actors.

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