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Congratulations to Berlinale talents

EWA members in the Berlinale Talents list

We congratulate all the participants, specially the EWA members

The 204 Talents were chosen from 3,295 applications from 125 countries. The final selection this year includes filmmakers from countries that have rarely been represented at Berlinale Talents before (Myanmar, Palestine, Nepal, Mongolia, Lesotho, Bangladesh, Costa Rica and for the first time Saint Lucia). Many of the Talents have already participated in renowned film projects or initiated them themselves. More than 40 Talents have been involved in previous Berlinale films as directors or in other capacities, among them Evelyn Rack, the editor of last year's Perspektive Deutsches Kino opening film Wir könnten genauso gut tot sein. They are all united by their motivation to make a difference in their living and working environment – be it artistic or socio-political.

Christina Tynkevych, Director. Ukraine

In her feature film debut How is Katia?, Ukrainian director Christina Tynkevych deals with the social power dynamics in Ukraine. She is one of a total of six Talents with a Ukrainian citizenship this year.

Ana Belén Asfura, Producer. Canada

"I am a Chilean film producer based in Vancouver, Canada. I have worked with international film festivals and organizations as a consultant in Distribution and Marketing. Passion drives my life, work."

Kesmat Elsayed, Producer. Germany

"I am Egyptian producer currently based in Berlin with a focus on creative documentaries from the Arab and African region by artists from the region. I believe in local talent and that local stories."

Vildan Ersen. Producer. Turkey

"I am a very passionate, determined and dedicated person."


Koel Sen. Director, Screenwriter. India

"My films are a true expression of how I feel in the moment, right from its conception to its making... It is a journey that is constantly changing and evolving to something new." Koel received the EWA Network Diverse Voices Award in Dok leipzig 2022

Alina Gorlova. Director, Editor. Ukraine

"I live in Ukraine, Kyiv. I prefer creative documentary. Second feature documentary "No obvious signs" received several awards at Docudays UA and MDR prize during DO." Alina received the EWA Netork Best talent Prize in DOK Leipzig 2019.