By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz July 16, 2014 at 10:30AM
Starting this month, Florian Weghorn has taken over as program manager for Berlinale Talents. Weghorn was formerly deputy head of the section Generation. Together with project manager Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn will be responsible for the general direction of Berlinale Talents for the future. Former head of Talents, Matthijs Wouter Knol moved to become the new director of the European Film Market also held during the Berlinale in February. Beki Probst becomes the President Emeritus of EFM.
"Florian Weghorn brings his programming experience and knowledge of the festival to Berlinale Talents. We're very happy that through him, the programming sections and our successful networking platform will be even more closely connected," says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.
Weghorn was born in Oldenburg, 1976, and studied theater, film and television studies at the University of Cologne. After receiving an M.A. in film studies in 2002, he went on to work for the Berlinale, first as an assistant and since 2008 as the deputy head of Generation. He is a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale's Competition and also serves on the jury for the children's film fund BKM BKM (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media).
Application round for Berlinale Talents 2015 underway
The application round for the 13th edition of Berlinale Talents is underway: Emerging directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, world sales agents, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers, film music composers and film critics can apply for the Berlinale Talents 2015. 300 selected creatives from all over the world come together from February 7-12, 2015, in the venues of the HAU Hebbel am Ufer theatre with about 100 renowned experts and mentors. The application can be found online at www.berlinale-talents.de, deadline is September 1, 2014.