Berlinale Talent Campus #10 — The Talent Press Call for Applications


We’d like to invite you and/or your colleagues to apply for Talent Press, a project of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe-Institut, and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics). Young film critics and film journalists will be invited to Berlin to report on the films at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (February 9 – 19, 2012) and on the events of the Berlinale Talent Campus (February 11 – 16, 2012).

The call for applications for 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 Talent Campus 2012;

— 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 Berlinale Talent Campus 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 Talent Campus and the Berlin International Film Festival.


— The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and to be with 350 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 by international film critics such as Chris Fujiwara (film critic, editor “Defining Moments in Movies”), Dana Linssen (co-publisher De Filmkrant), Derek Malcolm (London Evening Standard), Stephanie Zacharek (Chief film critic Movieline) and Oliver Baumgarten (former Chief Editor “Schnitt”). Rubaica Jaliwala is your contact person from the Berlinale Talent Campus team.   

— Every day, you have the opportunity to write a review about a film from the festival programme or short reports of an event at the Campus programme, and will discuss it with your fellow participants and film critics.

— Free accommodation in youth hostels in Berlin from February 9 – 16, 2012.

— 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 Talent Campus website:  

(All the relevant information and the application form can be found by clicking on APPLY NOW on the homepage of the Berlinale Talent Campus 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 Talent Campus offices by October 5, 2011;
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 October 5, 2011. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of December.

Kind regards, 

The Berlinale Talent Campus team
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Potsdamer Strasse 5
D-10785 Berlin
T +49 (30) 259 20 515
F +49 (30) 259 20 519  

The Berlinale Talent Campus is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival. The Talent Press is organised in co-operation with FIPRESCI and the Goethe-Institut.

FIPRESCI – International Federation of Film Critics
Schleissheimer Str. 83, D-80797 Munich, Germany
T +49 (89) 18 23 03, F +49 (89) 18 47 66,


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