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 their documentary, feature and short film projects in the mentor-guided Project Labs, and eight film critics will join the Talent Press to explore new paths in film journalism. 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 committees consider when making their decision.
The 250 Talents
40 film projects in the Project Labs