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Programme Schedule

Programme for
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tickets for all public events can be bought on the Berlinale website.


Berlinale Talents Market Hub 09:00 - 20:00 Talents only
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Berlinale Talents Market Hub


In partnership with Canon.

Berlinale Talents in partnership with Canon once again teams up with the European Film Market (EFM) at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub. The Hub is the landmark of Berlinale Talents at the EFM and the home base of the Sales & Distribution Studio. At the Market Hub, industry guests and Talents can discover outstanding new projects, markets and business models. During several “Meet the Expert” sessions, Talents and industry representatives meet face to face to discuss the tricks of the trade. The Market Hub is also the meeting point for the EFM tours with Sydney Levine. Nightly Happy Hours at the Market Hub cater to Talents of various filmmaking fields of work, putting the right people together in the right place.
HAU2 09:00 - 10:30 Talents only
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Early Bird Breakfast


Hosted by Berlinale Talents and Talents International.

Start the day with a hearty breakfast and conversations hosted by Berlinale Talents and the Talents International network. Enjoy hot coffee and croissants while brushing elbows with filmmakers from around the world. Get caffeinated before heading out for a day full of panels, films, master classes and events.
HAU2 10:45 - 11:45 Talents only
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Taking Off

Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn

Come and get the lowdown on all that Berlinale Talents has to offer at this opening briefing. You will be introduced to the team members who will provide an overview of all the events and activities in the coming week. You will receive useful information regarding accessing Berlinale screenings, the Talents database, etc. The Project Labs and Studio programmes, as well as their coordinators and participants, will also be introduced.
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Christine Tröstrum

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 advises the Talents International initiatives. In addition, she advises the festival on organisational development.

photo of Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn has been the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined Berlinale Generation in 2002, serving as the section’s co-director from 2008-2014, and is a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.

HAU2 14:00 - 15:00 Talents only
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Global Speed Matching

moderated by Florian Weghorn

Global Speed Matching is Berlinale Talents version of speed-dating. An exhilarating way to meet fellow Talents, it‘s also a great oppor- tunity to introduce yourself and your work and make first contact with potential creative partners. Get ready to make an impression!
Moderated by

photo of Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn has been the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined Berlinale Generation in 2002, serving as the section’s co-director from 2008-2014, and is a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.

HAU1 16:00 - 17:00 Talents only
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Opening Ceremony

Dieter Kosslick, Christine Tröstrum, Annemie Vanackere, Florian Weghorn

In cooperation with Creative Europe MEDIA, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Canon.

Cut the ribbon, cue the drumroll, start your engines: Berlinale Talents 2015 is under way! We warmly welcome all Talents, mentors and experts to the Opening Ceremony of the 13th edition. Festival director Dieter Kosslick and Berlinale Talents managers Christine Tröstrum and Florian Weghorn will welcome you and present the focus and highlights of this year‘s edition, as well as screen a compilation of excerpts from films of selected participants.
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Dieter Kosslick

Festival director of the Berlin International Film Festival since 2001, he was managing director of Hamburg‘s cultural film fund since 1983. He became director of the Hamburg Film Fund in 1988 and director of the Filmstiftung Northrhine-Westphalia in 1992.

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Christine Tröstrum

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 advises the Talents International initiatives. In addition, she advises the festival on organisational development.

photo of Annemie Vanackere

Annemie Vanackere

Belgian-born artistic and managing director of the HAU Hebbel am Ufer theatre, Annemie Vanackere started as a production manager at STUC and the Klapstuk festival before taking over as artistic director at the Nieuwpoorttheater in Ghent. From 1995 to 2011, she worked at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg; since 2001, she has been artistic co-director and director of the Productiehuis Rotterdam.

photo of Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn has been the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined Berlinale Generation in 2002, serving as the section’s co-director from 2008-2014, and is a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.

HAU1 20:00 - 22:00 public event
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Film Screening: Karai Norte (Man of the North) & Mar

Marcelo Martinessi, Catalina Marín Duarte, Dominga Sotomayor, Florian Weghorn

In cooperation with Berlinale NATIVe and Berlinale Forum.

One of several films screening in Berlinale Forum and made by Talent alumni,MAR is directed, produced and written by Dominga Sotomayor (Berlinale Talents 2009), in collaboration with writer/producer/actor Lisandro Rodríguez (2014), writer Manuela Martelli (2005) and editor Catalina Marín Duarte (2013). On Sunday, Sotomayor and former Editing Studio participant Duarte will also join the Studio to conduct a case study of the film’s editing and dramaturgical structure. Marcelo Martinessi (2013/2014) returns to Berlinale NATIVe this year with his short film MAN OF THE NORTH.
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Marcelo Martinessi

Marcelo Martinessi is a Paraguayan director and screenwriter who studied cinema at the London Film School. His short films revolving around literature and memory have been shown at the Berlinale and other festivals. He was the director of Paraguay’s first public television, from the beginning of the project until the 2012 coup d’état. Capturing his nation’s trauma during that political chaos, he made LA VOZ PERDIDA, which won Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival in 2016.

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Catalina Marín Duarte

Chilean editor. She has been working with Dominga Sotomayor ever since her award-winning feature THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY. She edited Sotomayor's short film THE ISLAND, which won several international awards, and in 2014 she worked on MAR, which is part of this year's Berlinale Forum section.
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Dominga Sotomayor

Chilean writer, director and producer. After founding the production company Cinestaciónin 2008 she directed the short films NOVEMBER, BELOW, THE MOUNTAIN and VIDEOGAME, before co-directing her feature debut THE ISLAND in 2013, which won several international awards. In 2014 she directed MAR, which is part of this year's Berlinale Forum section. Additionally, during the last years, she has worked as a university film teacher and realized videos for exhibitions like "Little Sun" (Olafur Eliasson, September 2012) in the Tate Modern in London.

photo of Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn has been the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined Berlinale Generation in 2002, serving as the section’s co-director from 2008-2014, and is a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.