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 long lasting contact to many talents. In the focus of the joint camera studio workshop are technical innovation in cinematography and lighting.

ARRI | Mandy Rahn | Senior Manager International Programs |


Doing well by doing good is the maxim of Berlinale Talents and Mastercard in creating sustainable change. The Talents Footprints - Mastercard Enablement Programme helps filmmakers achieve social impact through financial support, mentorship and public awareness. 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." The next edition of the programme will be open to participants of Berlinale Talents 2020 and 2021. The application process will start in autumn 2021, the next fellows are going to be announced at Berlinale Talents 2022.
In 2020, Mastercard proudly supported the Dine & Shine dinner, where the three selected fellows were announced, and a Talents Circle where they presented their projects to their peers and industry guests.

Mastercard | Celine El-Kallab | Senior Specialist Marketing