Programme for
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tickets for all public events can be bought on the Berlinale website.


Berlinale Talents Market Hub 09:00 - 20:00 Talents only

Berlinale Talents Market Hub


In partnership with Canon.

Berlinale Talents in partnership with Canon once again teams up with the European Film Market (EFM) at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub. The Hub is the landmark of Berlinale Talents at the EFM and the home base of the Sales & Distribution Studio. At the Market Hub, industry guests and Talents can discover outstanding new projects, markets and business models. During several “Meet the Expert” sessions, Talents and industry representatives meet face to face to discuss the tricks of the trade. The Market Hub is also the meeting point for the EFM tours with Sydney Levine. Nightly Happy Hours at the Market Hub cater to Talents of various filmmaking fields of work, putting the right people together in the right place.
HAU2 09:00 - 10:30 Talents only

Early Bird Breakfast


Hosted by Berlinale Talents and Talents International.

Start the day with a hearty breakfast and conversations hosted by Berlinale Talents and the Talents International network. Enjoy hot coffee and croissants while brushing elbows with filmmakers from around the world. Get caffeinated before heading out for a day full of panels, films, master classes and events.
HAU2 10:45 - 11:45 Talents only

Taking Off

Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn

Come and get the lowdown on all that Berlinale Talents has to offer at this opening briefing. You will be introduced to the team members who will provide an overview of all the events and activities in the coming week. You will receive useful information regarding accessing Berlinale screenings, the Talents database, etc. The Project Labs and Studio programmes, as well as their coordinators and participants, will also be introduced.
photo of Christine Tröstrum

Christine Tröstrum

Project Manager of Berlinale Talents. Christine worked for several film festivals in Germany and France until 2000. Amongst others, she was project manager until 2004 of Cartoon Movie, the European Co-Production Market for Animated Feature Films in Babelsberg, as well as head of an international conference series in Berlin-Brandenburg (today known as Media Convention) until 2005. Since 2004, she has been working for Berlinale Talents, of which she assumed general management in 2008 and continues to manage together with Florian Weghorn since 2014. She is one of the initiators of the Berlinale Residency programme and several Talents International programmes such as Talents Durban (South Africa), Talents Guadalajara (Mexico) and Talents Tokyo (Japan), initiatives realized through cooperations of Berlinale Talents and other film festivals. In 2016, she received a diploma in systemic organisational counseling and change management.

photo of Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn

Florian has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum he is responsible for the yearly summit in Berlin and the further development of the six offshoots of Berlinale Talents worldwide. Florian studied theatre, film and television studies at the University of Cologne, and gained a master’s degree majoring in the ‘Visual Language of Melancholy in Film’. Florian joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002, initially working for the Generation section. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the section’s co-director and as a curator of its short and feature-length film programmes. He is also a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. Apart from the Berlinale, Florian worked for other international film festivals and cultural institutions. He is an author and editor of several publications addressing film and youth culture.

HAU2 14:00 - 15:00 Talents only

Global Speed Matching

moderated by Florian Weghorn

Global Speed Matching is Berlinale Talents version of speed-dating. An exhilarating way to meet fellow Talents, it‘s also a great oppor- tunity to introduce yourself and your work and make first contact with potential creative partners. Get ready to make an impression!
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photo of Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn

Florian has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum he is responsible for the yearly summit in Berlin and the further development of the six offshoots of Berlinale Talents worldwide. Florian studied theatre, film and television studies at the University of Cologne, and gained a master’s degree majoring in the ‘Visual Language of Melancholy in Film’. Florian joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002, initially working for the Generation section. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the section’s co-director and as a curator of its short and feature-length film programmes. He is also a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. Apart from the Berlinale, Florian worked for other international film festivals and cultural institutions. He is an author and editor of several publications addressing film and youth culture.

HAU1 16:00 - 17:00 Talents only

Opening Ceremony

Dieter Kosslick, Christine Tröstrum, Annemie Vanackere, Florian Weghorn

In cooperation with Creative Europe MEDIA, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Canon.

Cut the ribbon, cue the drumroll, start your engines: Berlinale Talents 2015 is under way! We warmly welcome all Talents, mentors and experts to the Opening Ceremony of the 13th edition. Festival director Dieter Kosslick and Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn will welcome you and present the focus and highlights of this year‘s edition, as well as screen a compilation of excerpts from films of selected participants.
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Dieter Kosslick

Festival director of the Berlin International Film Festival since 2001, he was managing director of Hamburg‘s cultural film fund since 1983. He became director of the Hamburg Film Fund in 1988 and director of the Filmstiftung Northrhine-Westphalia in 1992.

photo of Christine Tröstrum

Christine Tröstrum

Project Manager of Berlinale Talents. Christine worked for several film festivals in Germany and France until 2000. Amongst others, she was project manager until 2004 of Cartoon Movie, the European Co-Production Market for Animated Feature Films in Babelsberg, as well as head of an international conference series in Berlin-Brandenburg (today known as Media Convention) until 2005. Since 2004, she has been working for Berlinale Talents, of which she assumed general management in 2008 and continues to manage together with Florian Weghorn since 2014. She is one of the initiators of the Berlinale Residency programme and several Talents International programmes such as Talents Durban (South Africa), Talents Guadalajara (Mexico) and Talents Tokyo (Japan), initiatives realized through cooperations of Berlinale Talents and other film festivals. In 2016, she received a diploma in systemic organisational counseling and change management.

photo of Annemie Vanackere

Annemie Vanackere

Belgian-born artistic and managing director of the HAU Hebbel am Ufer. She started as production manager at STUC and the Klapstuk festival, before taking over as artistic director at the Nieuwpoorttheater in Ghent. From 1995 to 2011 Annemie worked at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, since 2001 as artistic co-director and as director of the Productiehuis Rotterdam.

photo of Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn

Florian has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum he is responsible for the yearly summit in Berlin and the further development of the six offshoots of Berlinale Talents worldwide. Florian studied theatre, film and television studies at the University of Cologne, and gained a master’s degree majoring in the ‘Visual Language of Melancholy in Film’. Florian joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002, initially working for the Generation section. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the section’s co-director and as a curator of its short and feature-length film programmes. He is also a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. Apart from the Berlinale, Florian worked for other international film festivals and cultural institutions. He is an author and editor of several publications addressing film and youth culture.

HAU1 20:00 - 22:00 public event

Film Screening: Karai Norte (Man of the North) & Mar

Marcelo Martinessi, Catalina Marín Duarte, Dominga Sotomayor, Florian Weghorn

In cooperation with Berlinale NATIVe and Berlinale Forum.

One of several films screening in Berlinale Forum and made by Talent alumni,MAR is directed, produced and written by Dominga Sotomayor (Berlinale Talents 2009), in collaboration with writer/producer/actor Lisandro Rodríguez (2014), writer Manuela Martelli (2005) and editor Catalina Marín Duarte (2013). On Sunday, Sotomayor and former Editing Studio participant Duarte will also join the Studio to conduct a case study of the film’s editing and dramaturgical structure. Marcelo Martinessi (2013/2014) returns to Berlinale NATIVe this year with his short film MAN OF THE NORTH.
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Marcelo Martinessi

Paraguayan director and editor, who studied film in New York and London. He has mainly been directing fiction and documentary works about Paraguay's civil war and dictatorship. His short ULTIMA STREET screened at the Berlinale Generation section in 2011 and KARAI NORTE was shown in Berlinale Shorts in 2009 and is once again presented in this year's Berlinale NATIVe section.

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Catalina Marín Duarte

Chilean editor. She has been working with Dominga Sotomayor ever since her award-winning feature THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY. She edited Sotomayor's short film THE ISLAND, which won several international awards, and in 2014 she worked on MAR, which is part of this year's Berlinale Forum section.
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Dominga Sotomayor

Chilean writer, director and producer. After founding the production company Cinestaciónin 2008 she directed the short films NOVEMBER, BELOW, THE MOUNTAIN and VIDEOGAME, before co-directing her feature debut THE ISLAND in 2013, which won several international awards. In 2014 she directed MAR, which is part of this year's Berlinale Forum section. Additionally, during the last years, she has worked as a university film teacher and realized videos for exhibitions like "Little Sun" (Olafur Eliasson, September 2012) in the Tate Modern in London.

photo of Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn

Florian has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum he is responsible for the yearly summit in Berlin and the further development of the six offshoots of Berlinale Talents worldwide. Florian studied theatre, film and television studies at the University of Cologne, and gained a master’s degree majoring in the ‘Visual Language of Melancholy in Film’. Florian joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002, initially working for the Generation section. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the section’s co-director and as a curator of its short and feature-length film programmes. He is also a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. Apart from the Berlinale, Florian worked for other international film festivals and cultural institutions. He is an author and editor of several publications addressing film and youth culture.