Bernd Buder

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Bernd Buder
Programme director
FilmFestival Cottbus
Karl - Marx - Str. 69
03044 Cottbus


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Free-lance curator, festival scout, film journalist; born 1964 in Berlin (West), studied Political Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin. 1996 – 2005 programme director of the Berlin art film cinema “Berliner Filmkunsthaus Babylon”. Consulting and curating several film festivals. Had also been curating and scouting for several other festivals (“Skena Up” student’s film and theatre festival, Prishtina, “dokumentArt”, Neubrandenburg, “goEast”, Wiesbaden, Zagreb International Film Festival, Prishtina Film Festival, Turkish Film Week Berlin). From 2011 – 2014 director of the East-West co-production market “connecting cottbus”.
Since 1996, he is involved in the FilmFestival Cottbus in various positions. Since 2013 Programme director of the FilmFestival Cottbus.
Since 2005, Buder is consultant of the Forum section of the Berlin Film Festival.
Since 2010, he programmes the competition section for European film and Balkan cinema at the Cinedays film festival in Skopje, Northern Macedonia
Since 2021, programme director of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin and Brandenburg
Works also as a moderator for several institutions and film journalist.