The Berlinale Talents Class of 2018
Berlinale Talents is very proud to announce the selection of 250 filmmakers – 128 women and 122 men – from 80 countries for the 16th edition of Berlinale Talents. In our most recent press release you’ll find more info about some of the exciting talents, famous alumni such as David Lowery and links to the Talent profiles/projects.
There are 12 Talents attending Berlinale Talents that currently live and work in Brazil. The group is comprised of directors (3), producers (4), editors (2), one sales agent, one sound designer and one production designer, among them Marcella Jacques, one of the producers of the acclaimed “Baronesa” and co-founder of Ventura films. Moreover, four Brazilian Talents currently reside abroad in France, the USA, Portugal and even Germany, e.g. Pedro Harres, a director working in the field of animation and animated fiction.
Together the 250 Talents will participate in an intense six-day programme featuring around 100 events with internationally renowned experts and acclaimed Berlinale guests holding workshops and talks, many of which are open to the public. Berlinale Talents takes place at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer, February 17 – 22, 2018.
Selecting 250 Talents for Berlinale Talents 2018
The selected Talents come from the following fields: directing (99), producing (52), acting (13), screenwriting (10), cinematography (17), editing (14), production design (11), sales and distribution (10), score composition (10) and sound design (6). 40 Talents will further develop with their documentary, feature and short film projects in the mentor-guided Project Labs, and eight film critics will join Talent Press to explore new paths in film journalism. The Talents are generally in the fifth to tenth year of their careers and come with professional expertise and festival experience under their belts. In addition to looking at their artistic achievements, the local impact and relevance of their work’s content in their respective countries of origin are also part of the criteria that the international selection committee considers when making their decision.