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Experts of Berlinale Talents 2019

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Pola Hahn

While earning her degree in Cultural Studies and Political Science in Tübingen, Buenos Aires and Berlin, Pola Hahn began working for the Spanish and Latin American film festival CINELATINO in Southern Germany in 2010; two years later she became Festival Coordinator. After writing her thesis on the representation of migration in Latin American documentaries, she joined the women’s rights film festival Women’s Worlds and joined the Berlinale Talents team in 2016.


Studio Circles

Festival Film Screening: Buoyancy

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Christoph Hoffsten

Christoph Hoffsten has more than 20 years of experience in motion picture lenses in Europe and in the United States. He has been the Head of the Camera Department at ARRI Rental Berlin since 2003.

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Joanna Hogg

The screenwriter and director Joana Hogg made her feature film debut in 2008 with UNRELATED. Starring Tom Hiddleston, the film won the FIPRESCI Prize and the Guardian First Film award. She followed it with ARCHIPELAGO and EXHIBITION. The British Film Institute has identified her as “one of the foremost directors working in Britain today”.


Keep Exploring: Spaces of Discovery

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Maike Mia Höhne

A filmmaker and curator, Maike Mia Höhne has been the curator and head of Berlinale Shorts since 2007. She works as a curator and jury member for several institutions and festivals around the world and is involved in film funding on a regional and national level. She also teaches film at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Hamburg. As of March 2019, she will take over as artistic director of the Hamburg International Short Film Festival.


Reinventing Porn: Erika’s Ethics

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Jakob Kirstein Høgel

Jakob Kirstein Høgel is a producer at the leading Danish production company Meta Film as well as a film commissioner at the West Danish Film Fund and co-initiator of Rough Cut Service, together with the world’s leading documentary editors. He has a dubious past in anthropology and cheese making.

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Sandra Hüller

Sandra Hüller studied acting at Berlin’s Ernst Busch University of Performing Arts. Her breakthrough on the big screen came with Hans-Christian Schmid’s REQUIEM in 2006, for which she won the Berlinale’s Silver Bear for Best Actress as well as German and Bavarian Film Awards. Alongside her prizewinning theatre work, she has starred in many films, including Maren Ade’s TONI ERDMANN, for which she received European, German, and Bavarian Film Awards. In 2018, she starred in Thomas Stuber’s Berlinale Competition title IN THE AISLES.


Berlinale Talents: Mistakes