Friday, July 18, 2014

Berlinale Talents 2015 — Talent Press Call for Applications from Young film critics and film journalists

Berlinale Talents, Goethe-Institut and FIPRESCI invite young film critics to Berlin.

The Talent Press, a project of the Berlinale Talents, Goethe-Institut, and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics)call for applications from Young film critics and film journalists .the selected candidates will be invited to Berlin to report on the films at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival (February 5 – 15, 2015) and on the events of the Berlinale Talents (February 7 – 12, 2015).
The call for applications for the Talent Press is now open. Please read the following application regulations carefully (they can also be found online at and


Young film critics or journalists
— Fluent in English (in writing and speaking);
— Eager to report on films screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and on events held during the Berlinale Talents 2015;
— Having published articles in newspapers, film magazines, on websites or at universities.


— To be willing to cover a broad range of journalistic work: you will write interviews, reviews, reports, articles and features on the Berlinales and the Berlin International Film Festival
— To attend daily editorial meetings with a personal mentor (see below)

The work you write may be published on and Participants will grant unlimited use and exploitation rights in and to all articles and reviews done in the framework of the Berlinale Talents and the Berlin International Film Festival.


— The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and to be with 300 young talented filmmakers from all over the world and to experience the day-to-day buzz of a prestigious A-Festival.
— You will be guided through the Berlin International Film Festival Oliver Baumgarten (former Chief Editor "Schnitt") and other renowned film critics. Aily Nash is your contact person from the Berlinale Talents team.   
— Every day, you have the opportunity to write a critique about a film from the festival program or short reviews of an event at the Berlinale Talents programme, and will discuss and review it with your fellow participants and film critics.
— Free accommodation in youth hostels in Berlin from February 5–12, 2015.
— A share of the travel expenses depending on your country of origin.


— Curriculum vitae and personal data (address, email etc.)
— Up to three (3) original copies of articles that you have published in the last two (2) years (if these articles are not in English you should supply us with a decent translation as a proof of your English writing skills for each article).

You can only apply on the Berlinale Talents website:
(All the relevant information and the application form can be found by clicking on the "Call for Entries" picture on the homepage of the Berlinale Talents site.)
— Get an application number on the website;
— Log in and fill out the complete online application form;
— Please ensure that you have filled out the online application completely. If you are unable to upload your articles you can send them by regular mail;
— Your work must be at the Berlinale Talents offices by 
September 1st, 2014 at 23h59 (CET)
Please make sure your name and application number are clearly displayed on the articles you send. 
If you have any queries please contact
The application deadline is September 1st, 2014. Successful candidates will be notified at the latest by early January.

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