Initiative Partners


Nurturing and ensuring the future of filmmaking is a cause close to the hearts of both ARRI and Berlinale Talents. Therefore ARRI, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment, is supporting Berlinale Talents since 2017 as Co-Partner.
As international Player of the film industry ARRI is also integrated into network events of Berlinale Talents and will furthermore stay in longlasting contact to many Talents. In the focus of the joint camera studio workshop are technical innovation in cinematography, lighting and postproduction.

ARRI | Mandy Rahn | Senior Manager International Programs |


Doing well by doing good is the maxim of Berlinale Talents and Mastercard as they join forces to create sustainable change. The newly minted Talents Footprints - Mastercard Enablement Programme helps filmmakers achieve social impact through financial support, mentorship and public awareness. The programme is open to participants of Berlinale Talents 2019 and 2020. Mastercard’s Jessica Claar explains: „For us, filmmakers are motors for change, not just by what they bring to the screen, but also for their ideas on how to create a fairer world in which to live and work. With our programme, we hope to encourage and support you in leaving behind your footprint.“
In addition, Mastercard is proud to support the Dine & Shine dinner, where the three prize winners will be announced, and a Talents Circle where the three awardees will present their projects to their peers and industry guests.

Mastercard | Celine El-Kallab | Senior Specialist Marketing