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MeeraSahib Online: Fipresci informs-Berlinale Talents 2021 is open

MeeraSahib Online: Fipresci informs-Berlinale Talents 2021 is open: Berlinale Talent Press   The call for Berlinale Talents 2021 is open – and we'd like to extend a warm welcome to emerging critics of all...

Fipresci informs-Berlinale Talents 2021 is open

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The call for Berlinale Talents 2021 is open – and we'd like to extend a warm welcome to emerging critics of all backgrounds to apply.


Berlinale Talents 2021: February 13–18, 2021
Berlinale 2021: February 11–21, 2021


Every year, Talent Press invites eight film critics and journalists to explore the festival's many offerings and sharpen their critical tools in our editorial office, where they write and finesse articles with their mentors. Participants work on an in-depth essay, to be published in an outlet of their choice, and are encouraged to compose reviews in a variety of formats, meet international programmers and share their insights with cinephiles worldwide. Recent editions of Talent Press have featured encounters with distinguished guests such as Berlinale Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, Time magazine's Stephanie Zacharek and Justin Chang from the Los Angeles Times.
Apply by September 1, 2020, 12:00 noon (CEST)
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Who Can Apply  


Talent Press is aimed at emerging film critics and journalists who are curious about world and arthouse cinema and professionally contribute reviews, essays or interviews to film-related print or online publications. If you decide to apply, you'll be asked to submit three articles from the past year. Our workshops are held in English, so you should feel confident conversing and publishing in English.


Meet our former Talent Press participants


What's On Offer?


Berlinale Talents offers the chance to spend six days with 250 top emerging filmmakers and to experience the buzz of one of the world's foremost A-list festivals. Seasoned mentors will guide you through the programme and provide feedback on your work.


Based on your choice of essay topic, you'll be able to attend Berlinale Talents talks, conduct interviews and access film screenings. Your work will be featured on the Berlinale Talents, Goethe-Institut and FIPRESCI websites. Last but not least, you'll be able to form lasting connections to fellow critics from all over the world.


Explore what our participants had to say about this year's Berlinale, as well as coverage from earlier Talent Press events in Rio de Janeiro, Sarajevo, Durban, Buenos Aires and Guadalajara – all on our newly revamped Talent Press website .


Gain a New Perspective


Beyond the Talent Press workshops, Berlinale Talents features countless talks, films and discussions offering endless networking opportunities and insights into the industry's brightest creative minds. Recent guests have included Cate Blanchett, Olafur Eliasson, Agnès Godard, Raoul Peck, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Jia Zhang-ke and many more.


Browse our 2020 events and delve into our archive of talks.


Published by Berlinale Talents, Goethe Institute and FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.