Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn
Lights, camera, action. Those of you who are directors won’t want to miss this introduction. The Talents team sets out what should be of interest to you regarding the upcoming summit, be it talks by directors or sessions where you can discover filmmaking through the eyes of an expert from another discipline. Our core aim? To help you become as curious as possible and to shift your perspective accordingly. Your key task? To move your own project forward by helping fellow Talents also achieve their ambitions.
Christine Tröstrum is the Project Manager of Berlinale Talents. After working for several German and French film festivals, she managed the animation co-production market Cartoon Movie in Babelsberg and headed an international conference series, now known as Media Convention. She has managed Berlinale Talents since 2004, which she has co-run with Florian Weghorn since 2014. She also consults on the Talents International initiatives. In addition, she advises the festival on organisational development.
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.