21 UK emerging professionals join the 17th edition of Berlinale Talents

250 emerging professionals from 77 countries have been selected to join this year’s Berlinale Talents from over 3,000 applications, 21 of which are from the UK. Exploring the theme of 'mistakes' and how to fail better, the talents will participate in the programme between 9 to 14 February 2019 featuring over 100 workshops, talks and film discussions designed to embrace going wrong as a means of creative renewal. 

Programme manager Florian Weghorn says "We all make mistakes...Let's openly debate what's 'right' and what is supposedly 'wrong'."

The UK participants are:

  • Selina Håkansson, Editor
  • Fawzia Mahmood, Producer
  • Alexandra Breede, Producer
  • Lara Zeidan, Director, Production Designer, Art Director
  • Kate Jessop, Director
  • Joseph Stacey, Actor
  • Síle Culley, Distributor
  • Katie Hodgkin, Producer
  • Despina Ladi, Screenwriter
  • Sebastien Rabas, Director, Cinematographer
  • Billy Lumby, Director
  • Helene Sifre, Producer
  • Anna Blandford, Director, Screenwriter
  • Lorenzo Nera, Director, Editor
  • Joshua Magor, Director, Producer
  • Dieudonnee Burrows, Producer
  • Michal Samir, Director, Producer
  • David Clay Diaz, Director, Screenwriter
  • Mikko Makela, Director, Screenwriter
  • Aleksandar Nikolic, Director, Editor
  • Alana Mejia Gonzalez, Cinematographer

To date Berlinale Talents has 5,673 alumni, who usually contribute around 70 films to the Berlinale’s festival programme every year and often visit to pass on their knowledge to current Talents. Among the alumni guests this year is Adina Pintilie, who received the Golden Bear for Best Film and the GWFF Best First Feature Award for Touch Me Not which received Single Project development funding from Creative Europe.

Berlinale Talents takes place in the theatres of HAU Hebbel am Ufer from 9 to 14 February, 2019. Visit their website for more information. 

The full programme will be published on 29 January 2019. 

Image: Talents in Action: World Building Workshop at Berlinale Talents 2017 © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2017