Talent Project Market). In the case of the Doc-, Script- and Short Film Stations, this means screenplays still in the early stages of development. e directors or screenwriters for these projects participate in an individual programme alongside the group programme, in which they receive one-on-one meetings with script consultants. And on February 12 we'll hold a Project Presentation Day in the House of Representatives to present these projects to the industry. For the Talent Project Market we select finished screenplays and the producer or director has the opportunity to find additional financiers or partners for their project at the Co-Production Market. At the VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award, the VFF (Verwertungsgesellscha der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten) sponsors a €10,000 award.
In many countries, film journalists and critics are not considered to be part of the film industry. Berlinale Talents integrates them through the Talent Press workshop. Would you say that film writers are just as crucial to the business as the other players? MWK: For us, film is as much an art form as an industry and apart from supporting filmmakers to tell stories, to finance films and to distribute them, we feel it is critical to reflect on films, to discuss them and to support film critics to hone their skills and contribute to the analysis of films and trends in the film industry. e Talent Press programme has been doing this for more than a decade, not only in Berlin but at various editions of the Talents network all over the world.
World of Shorts (WOSH), the magazine published by Daazo.