Florian Hoffmann was born in 1987 in Berlin. Director Heidi Specogna is his mother, so he grew up in a filmmaker’s family. After High School Hoffmann was working in the development cooperation in West- Africa. Afterwards he completed his studies in social anthropology, sociology and political science at the university of Basel, Switzerland.
Since 2011 Hoffmann has studied directing in the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. The documentary film Arlette. Courage is a muscle. (2015) directed by Hoffmann is screened at the DocPoint festival. The film is about a Central African girl injured in the war, who is transported to Berlin hospital with the aid of wealthy Germans.