Florian Weghorn is the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents, the talent development initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, since 2014. He also advises the network of seven Berlinale Talents branches in Beirut, Buenos Aires, Durban, Guadalajara, Sarajevo, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo and the film community of now almost 10,000 alumni.
Born in 1976 in Oldenburg, Florian Weghorn holds a M.A. in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined the festival team in 2002, initially working for Berlinale Generation as assistant to the heads. From 2008 to 2014, Florian Weghorn was the section’s co-head and responsible for the selection of its annually around 60 short and feature films. Between 2012 and 2019, he was also a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee.
With a focus on sustainable organisational and programmatic development, Florian Weghorn has worked also for various other international film festivals, film funds and cultural institutions. He is an active member of the European Film Academy as well as the steering committee of the Association of Film Festivals in Germany.