When the UN set out their Sustainable Development Goals we embraced them as an opportunity to reflect on our own practices and those of our Talents. We introduced a range of relevant events and are taking constant measures to better ourselves. What’s more, we provide support throughout the year with fellowship and mentoring programmes that aim for sustainable growth.
The Talents as well as our almost 9,000 alums are not only leaving an impact on the big screen but are also incredibly aware and active in their daily social environments. With our Talents Footprints programmes, we give them a chance to foreground and further develop their own film-related social initiatives in these four key areas:
Gender Equality and Diversity
Quality Education and Work
Peace, Justice and Understanding
As a filmmaker, your talent is certainly not only to be found in your films. We want to encourage our Talents and alumni to create and expand film-related social projects that will bring about positive change.Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum, Berlinale Talents
Mastercard Enablement Programme
Dedicated to doing well by doing good, the Mastercard Enablement Programme provides three selected fellows with mentoring, financial support and public awareness for their film-related workshops, campaigns or networks that contribute to their local communities in an inclusive and impactful way.
The annual Kompagnon Fellowship is awarded jointly by Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Talents. It’s open to screenwriters and directors based in Germany who were selected for the last edition of Perspektive Deutsches Kino or participated in the Script Station, Doc Station or Short Form Station at the current edition of Berlinale Talents.
Berlin Film Residencies
Initiated by Medienboard, the Nipkow Programm and the Berlinale, the Berlin Film Residencies portal offers an overview of various scholarships available to filmmakers in and from Berlin: the Berlin Artist-in-Residence (Berlin AiR) programme, Nipkow Programm, and the Haus am See scholarship. International filmmakers can learn about opportunities in and around Berlin, while creatives based in the capital region can discover work scholarships abroad.
Our participants are a fountain of creativity when it comes to sustainable projects. Explore some of the many areas in which these filmmakers are making a difference.