22 UK professionals selected for the 14th edition of Berlinale Talents

22 UK professionals selected for the 14th edition of Berlinale Talents

300 emerging film and drama series professionals have been selected for the 14th edition of Creative Europe-supported Berlinale Talents, including 22 from the UK. 

The selected group was chosen from a pool of 2,761 applicants from over 130 countries, and is comprised of writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, actors, editors, distributors, production designers, composers, sound designers and film journalists.

Funded through the MEDIA sub-programme’s Training scheme, participants take part in a six-day programme during the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) that features over 100 events, including expert-led masterclasses and workshops, panel discussions, project labs and studio programmes. 

Festival Director Dieter Kosslick commented: “These 300 young film creatives aspire to be the best in their fields. 58 filmmakers have already been involved in films at previous Berlinale editions. Berlinale Talents is the ideal platform to support new talent.”

The 22 UK participants are:

  • Tom Kimberley, Sales Agent
  • Baff Akoto, Director, Producer
  • Margareta Szabo, Producer, Actor
  • Irune Gurtubai, Producer
  • Philippe Audi-Dor, Director, Screenwriter
  • Sarah Brocklehurst, Producer
  • Eleonore Cremonese, Production Designer/Art Director
  • Chris Hees, Producer
  • Mayou Trikerioti, Production Designer/Art Director
  • Philipp Zakrzewski, Producer, Editor
  • Alex Winckler, Director
  • Anna Valdez Hanks, Cinematographer
  • Anna Teeman, Producer, Screenwriter
  • Benjamin Sharrock, Director, Screenwriter
  • Douglas Ray, Director, Screenwriter
  • Ali Murray, Sound Designer, Composer
  • Joshua Neale, Director
  • Liz Chege, Film Critic/Journalist
  • Francesca Massariol, Production Designer/Art Director
  • Dean Loxton, Director
  • Soraya Gilanni, Production Designer/Art Director, Director
  • Yaw Basoah, Producer

Berlinale Talents takes place at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer theatre in Berlin, Germany, from 13 to 18 February 2016. You can read more about it on the European Commission's website.

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