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Daniel Kothenschulte studied art history, German literature, and theater/film/television studies. He has been the director of the Frankfurter Rundschau Film Department since 2001, and has issued publications and contributed to numerous books. He lectures at universities in Frankfurt, Dortmund , Düsseldorf and Munich . In 2003, he received the Bundesverband Kamera award for Visual Film Review. He is the founder, curator and pianist of the "Silent Movie Theater Cologne".


Dorothee Wenner

Dorothee Wenner (*1961) is a freelance filmmaker and journalist. She has resided in Berlin since 1988, and writes for taz, die Zeit, and die Berliner Zeitung. Since 1990, she has been a member of the selection committee for the Berliner Filmfestspiele, and currently is the director of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Her most recent film Peace Mission , a portrait of the Nigerian film industry, was made in cooperation with Arte and ZDF .


Bernd M. Scherer took up his current position as intendant of the House of World Cultures in 2006. From 1999-2004, he was the director of the Goethe Institute Mexico, and later head of the Central Art Department of the Goethe Institute Munich. In addition, he has supervised other international art projects, including “Europa Neu Denken“ at the House of World Cultures and “culturALE“ in Mexico. His areas of specialization are philosophy, stimulus theory, asthetics and intercultural problems.


Jördis Triebel

*1977, East Berlin. Following acting training at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, Triebel worked on stage at the Bremer Theater and received the Kurt Hübner award in 2002. For her starring role in “Emmas Glück“ (2006), she was nominated for the German Film Award and received the Best Actor Award at the Munich Filmfest. Her most recent work in front of the camera was in Bernd Eichinger's “Anonyma – Eine Frau in Berlin“.


Secretary of State Barbara Kisseler was born in 1949 in Asperden. Following completion of her studies in theater, film and television, as well as in German literature and secondary education in Cologne, she worked at Deutschlandfunk and WDR, and later at the Bonn Department of Culture. In the years following, she continued her cultural/political career including as the director of the Department of Culture at the Lower Saxon Ministry for Science and Culture. From August 2003 to November 2006, she was the State Secretary for Culture in the Berlin Senate for Science, Research and Culture. She has been the head of the Chancellery of the Berlin Senate since November 2006.



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