Jury FFF-Förderpreis Dokumentarfilm 2020
Born in 1968 in Cologne, Germany, Holger Recktenwald studied media studies, philosophy and Latin American studies in Siegen, Cologne and Mexico City. From 1997 till 2010 he worked as project manager in different film distribution Companies. In 2008 he founded mindjazz pictures, a film distribution company focussing on documentary films. Since then, the company has released more than 100 films in Germany.
Coordinator Documentary Film & Eastern Europe at German Films Service + Marketing GmbH
Bernhard Simek is responsible for the documentary film department at German Films. He networks German films and international festivals, advises filmmakers and organizes industry meetings. He also organizes festivals for german films, for example in Russia. He studied visual anthropology, psychology and intercultural communication in Munich and worked for radio as a film editor and presenter.
Born in Hamburg. Studied English and political science (University of Hanover, Assistant Professor). 1983 Publicity Manager at Concorde Film. 1988 Foundation of ANKE ZINDLER FILMPRESSE. 1997 Founded JUST PUBLICITY GmbH, one of the leading PR agencies for cinema and TV films in Germany. Seminars as guest lecturer at the HFF Munich (production department) and Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Anke Zindler is a member of the European Film Academy. Since 2018/19 freelance PR consultant and agent.