Berlinale Talents 2021: Opening Ceremony
- Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn, moderated by AC Coppens
AC Coppens is a marketing strategist, conference curator, speaker and the founder of The Catalysts, a boutique agency for innovative and creative players working at the intersection of digital technologies, film, immersive media, design, music and sound. They advise and mentor teams on marketing and strategic planning, business and audience development. The multidisciplinary agency also turns conferences into sites of knowledge exchange and co-creation.
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. 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.