The Robert Bosch Stiftung has been a prime partner of Berlinale Talents for more than a decade, connecting and supporting filmmakers in Germany and the Arab World in their creative ambitions. This special event will see the winners of the 2021 Film Prize announced and presented on screen. And although we bid the Film Prize goodbye, encounters with numerous filmmakers, producers and key players offer the perfect occasion for those keen to get a foothold in the Arab and German cinematic landscapes to meet future collaborators!
A former director of the Goethe-Zentrum in Reykjavík, Frank W. Albers joined the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2001. As a senior programme manager, he has developed and established the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which encourages cooperation between up-and-coming filmmakers from Germany and their peers from the Arab world and Eastern Africa.
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.