The Berlinale Thanks Christine Tröstrum for her Longstanding Commitment
After 19 successful years, Christine Tröstrum will step down as project manager of Berlinale Talents in summer 2023.
From then onwards, she will continue her position as managing partner at a consulting firm on a full time basis. She joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2004, and contributed significantly to shaping and leading Berlinale Talents along its evolution into one of the most recognised talent development initiatives and biggest film communities worldwide, now boasting nearly 10,000 alumni.
“For many generations of emerging filmmakers, Berlinale Talents and its project manager Christine are inseparable. We were always more than pleased to put the strategic development of the platform, the continuous refinement of its range of events in an ever-changing film world, and a solid budget for the third-party project into her faithful hands. We thank Christine very much and wish her all the best in her future career”, say Berlinale directors Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.
“Being able to help shape the programme from its beginnings with so many companions and wonderful film creatives from all around the globe was incredibly enriching for me. In co-creation, standards in talent development, places of mutual learning and innovative forms of training for filmmakers have been created – certainly a unique achievement. My special thanks goes to the founders of Berlinale Talents (called Talent Campus at the time) and today’s festival directors, the large network of partners, as well as my co-head for many years, Florian Weghorn, our fantastic team and the Berlinale colleagues”, comments Christine Tröstrum.
Berlinale Talents programme manager Florian Weghorn will continue his tasks in the equal-part dual leadership. Christine Tröstrum’s position will be advertised and filled as soon as possible.
Berlinale Talents is a Berlinale Pro* initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a division of Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH, and is supported by the Minister of State for Culture and Media, Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board, Mastercard, ARRI and the Federal Foreign Office.
March 22, 2023