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Kirsten Niehuus

Kirsten Niehuus has been the managing director of the film funding department of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg since 2004. Prior to that she worked in the film industry in various positions including as a lawyer for the German national film fund - Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) in Berlin and then as the acting director of the FFA. 

 

She was also the German representative to Eurimages as well as its vice-president for two years. She is a board member of various institutions, such as the ZDF-Fernsehrat, German Films, the Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) and the
Kuratorium der Berliner Filmhochschule (dffb). At the Medienboard Niehuus has been responsible for initiating various new programmes and policies such as „Leuchtstoff“ that supports newcomers and graduating students, artist-inresidence partnerships and co-production development funds with Poland, Turkey and Russia. In 2013 she was honored with the French
order “Chevalier of Arts and Literature” and in 2014 became honorary professor at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf where she teaches film funding and film policy.

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"Decompression" by Yona Rozenkier won $50,000 at the Lab's closing events
The 2018 Lab Dates: 3-10.12.2017, 20-25.03.2018
"I Dream in Another Language" was accepted to the Sundance Film Festival
"Decompression" was selected to the Cannes Film Festival L’Atelier
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