Aaron BrooknerBorn in New York City, USA in 1981, he is a director and screenwriter. His debut film THE SILVER GOAT (2012) was the first feature film created exclusively for the iPad. The discovery of the archives of his uncle, director Howard Brookner, allowed him to oversee the restoration of Brookner’s cult classic BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE (1983), about William S Burroughs, as a producer. His artistic output also includes a number of video installations.
Florian WeghornFlorian 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.