Bernhard Karl
Bernhard KarlFestival Direction, Program Direction, Management
Studied art history, was assistant at the HFF München (The Munich Film Academy) and director’s assistant at the theatre Münchner Kammerspiele, especially to Dieter Dorn and Peter Zadek, then freelance theatre director; 2001 till 2007 Casting Director at Anja Dihrberg Casting for such artists as for Sönke Wortmann, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Wes Andersen, Jaco van Dormael, and Hal Hartley (“Fay Grim”). Since 2008 “International Programmer” at the Munich Filmfestival. Since 2012 head of at the Schaubühne Berlin.
Susanne Bieger
Susanne BiegerFestival Direction, Program Direction, Management
Holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from University of Arizona, Tucson, studied screenwriting as well as film & television production at UCLA and gained extensive experience working in feature film development for production and management companies in Los Angeles. Has worked as a freelance story consultant, translator and writer since 2007. Since 2017 dramaturge of Into The Wild Mentoring. Photo: (c) Steffi Henn
Nikola Mirza
Nikola MirzaPR-Management, Press, Website
Since 1985 concerned with press and public relations, assistant at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, head of MEDIA Desk Germany (European Commission) and at the independent film production company zero film. In 2004 he founded the public relations agency Jelly Press, working among others for the Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin, Verband der Agenturen (VdA), Amnesty International, Bundesverband Casting (BVC), Berlin International Film Festival or documentary projects like “Berlin – Ecke Bundesplatz”, “Cinema: A Public Affair” or “Homo Sapiens”.
Daniela Kellner
Daniela KellnerFilm Traffic
Apprenticed as photographer, studied Media with main focus on film economy and history, experience in film production as unit manager for international TV and movie productions. In 2002 she was involved with the foundation and general management of “NaturVision”, the first nature and wildlife filmfestival in Germany. In 1998 she worked for the „Berlin & Beyond“ Film Festival in San Francisco. Since 2004 she has been solely responsible for their film traffic.
Jan Smacka
Jan SmackaWebmaster
Pamela Salwinski
Pamela SalwinskiDesign social media
Ramin Ramezani
Ramin RamezaniDesign program booklet and poster
Born in Teheran. Since 1985 has lived in Germany. He studied visual design and worked as a communications designer specializing in Corporate Identity and On Air Design. Since 2001 he has been an electronic music DJ and producer, and a freelance art director and sound designer. Together with Constanze Witt he founded “80gramm“, they developed a series of short animated films for ARTE.
Nicoletta Materny
Nicoletta MaternyAssistenz der Festivalleitung
Javi Boletta
Javi BolettaLeitung Kinobetreuung
Marina Zincovitch Botelho
Marina Zincovitch BotelhoFotografin
Patrick Wellinski
Patrick WellinskiRedaktion deutsche Katalogtexte
Tatjana Moutchnik
Tatjana MoutchnikFreie Mitarbeiterin
Gitty Grüter
Gitty GrüterFreie Mitarbeiterin
Svenja Heinrichs
Svenja HeinrichsFreie Mitarbeiterin
Lea Brugnoli
Lea BrugnoliFreie Mitarbeiterin
Lilith Kugler
Lilith KuglerFreie Mitarbeiterin
Maja Dybuk
Maja DybukFreie Mitarbeiterin
Sandrine Vergneau
Sandrine VergneauFreie Mitarbeiterin