Justin Chang is a film critic for the LA Times and also reviews movies for the radio shows “Fresh Air” and “FilmWeek.” He was previously chief film critic at Variety. He is the author of “FilmCraft: Editing,” a book of interviews with 17 of the world’s top film editors. He was recently named film critic of the year at the LA Press Club’s National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, and in 2014 he received the inaugural Roger Ebert Award from the African-American Film Critics Association.
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.
Chilean director Sebastián Lelio celebrated his international breakthrough with GLORIA, which ran in the Berlinale Competition in 2013 and won a Silver Bear. In 2017, he presented A FANTASTIC WOMAN in the Berlinale Competition and took home the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and the Teddy Award. It went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film as the first Chilean film ever. His English-language debut DISOBEDIENCE, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, earned him five nominations at the British Independent Film Awards in 2018.
Rajendra Roy is the chief curator of film at MoMA New York, where he manages a collection of over 30,000 works and has created exhibitions on Pedro Almodóvar, Wim Wenders and Julia Reichert. He co-authored the book “The Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule”. He is co-chair of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films, presented with the Lincoln Center Film Society. Previously, he was artistic director and programmer for the Hamptons International Film Festival and a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee.
Florian Weghorn is the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots and the 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. Between 2012 and 2019, Florian was also a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.