Christine TRÖSTRUM was born in Ravensburg in 1972, and studied cultural and theatre studies/cultural communication in Berlin. Through 2000, she worked as a curator for film festivals in Tübingen, Augsburg and Marseille. From 1998 to 2000, she was a project manager at the European Film Centre in Babelsberg, where she was responsible for the Cyber Cinema pilot project, the first worldwide demonstrator for D-cinema, and for the “A Working Culture II” conference during the German EU presidency of 1999.
From 2000 to 2004, She was a project manager of Cartoon Movie, European Co-Production Market for Animated Feature Films in Babelsberg/ Germany, and through 2005 a project manager of the “International Media Convention” at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Since 2004, she has worked for Berlinale Talents, of which she assumed general management in 2008 - together with Florian WEGHORN, who took over as a programme manager in 2014. Under her direction, further Talents initiatives have been developed in cooperation with film festivals worldwide (Sarajevo/Bosnia&Herzegovina, Durban/South Africa, Guadalajara/Mexico and Tokyo/Japan). Finally, she was one of the initiators of the Berlinale Residency programme.