Christine Tröstrum is one of the heads of Berlinale Talents.
Christine Tröstrum was born in Ravensburg in 1972 and studied cultural and theatre studies / cultural communication in Berlin.
She worked for several film festivals in Germany and France until 2000. From 1998 to 2000 she was project manager at the European Film Centre in Babelsberg, where she was responsible for the CyberCinema pilot project, the first worldwide demonstrator for D-cinema. Amongst others, she was project manager until 2004 of Cartoon Movie, the European Co-Production Market for Animated Feature Films in Babelsberg, as well as head of an international conference series in Berlin-Brandenburg (today known as Media Convention) until 2005.
Since 2004, she has been working for Berlinale Talents, of which she assumed general management in 2008 and continues to manage together with Florian Weghorn since 2014. She is one of the initiators of the Berlinale Residency programme and several Talents International programmes such as Talents Durban (South Africa), Talents Guadalajara (Mexico) and Talents Tokyo (Japan), initiatives realized through cooperations of Berlinale Talents and other film festivals. In 2016, she received a diploma in systemic organisational counseling and change management.