Florian Weghorn is the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots and its alumni network. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined Berlinale Generation in 2002, serving as co-director and curator from 2008 to 2014, and is a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.Events
Herschel Weingrod is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He has written and co-written a number of Hollywood blockbusters. Among his credits are: TRADING PLACES, TWINS, KINDERGARTEN COP, BREWSTER’S MILLIONS and SPACE JAM. He also produced FALLING DOWN and executive-produced an independent feature and three award-winning short films. He is a frequent speaker at international film festivals.Events
The prop maker, production designer and model builder Simon Weisse will present an increasingly rare profession in the world of film production – the craft of miniature stage construction. Using Wes Anderson’s two latest films, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL and ISLE OF DOGS, as his examples, he will explain numerous techniques and methods of his craft, from the design stage through to shooting on set.Events
A documentary filmmaker, author and journalist, Dorothee Wenner has been on the selection committee of Berlinale Forum since 1990 and serves as the Berlinale delegate for India and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also a founding jury member of the Africa Movie Academy Awards.Events
Jamila Wenske grew up in Berlin, studied at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and was a post-graduate at the German-French masterclass in Paris and Ludwigsburg. She is a member of ACE, AN, EAVE, EFA and DFA. She teaches at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg and the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, and was named one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” in 2018.
Pawel Wieszczecinski is the director of Kinoscope, a curated online streaming service based in New York which is mainly devoted to emerging cinematic talent. A former programmer and critic, he has been associated with international festivals such as Film Society of Lincoln Center and New Directors/New Films - MoMA. At Kinoscope, he develops new models of film distribution across the world including partnerships with FiDMarseille, Agencia - Portuguese Short Film Agency, Sixpack Film and Talents Buenos Aires.
An award-winning film producer and director, Chelsea Winstanley has just completed her first project in the US as a director on the film LITTLE KING. In 2018, she produced the documentary MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN, which premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival and is showing at Berlinale NATIVe in 2019. She produced the hit vampire mockumentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, among other successful narrative and documentary films.Events