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Born 1964 in Berlin (West), studied political science at the Free University of Berlin. 1996-2005 program director of the "Berliner Filmkunsthaus Babylon". Curatorial activities for various film festivals (Turkish Film Week Berlin, goEast Film Festival, dokumentArt Neubrandenburg, Prishtina FilmFestival). Associated with FilmFestival Cottbus since 1996 in various positions - research, press officer, curator - he headed its co-production market Connecting Cottbus from 2011 - 2014 and has been its program director since 2015.
In 2021, he will be responsible for the program of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin and Brandenburg for the first time. Buder also programs the competitions of the European film festival "Cinedays" in Skopje and works as program advisor for the Berlinale section "Forum". He is also a film journalist and lecturer and a member of the European Film Academy.
-> Mail to Bernd Buder: b.buder[at]

Born in Tel Aviv (Israel) in 1986, Amos Geva grew up between Israel and the UK before spending several years in New York (USA), where he taught young people the use of video as a tool while working as part of the educational team of the pluralistic Jewish youth movement Young Judeah.
From 2009 to 2013 he studied film and television at Tel Aviv University, and worked with the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival (TISFF) during that time. In 2015, he moved to Berlin and initiated the Israeli-German Film Industry Days. Since 2017, he has been working as Head of Industry & Strategic Partnerships for the, MEDIA supported, online platform
Through his work as a filmmaker and independent producer, Amos Geva gained valuable experience that he can now draw on as an intermediary between the film industry and young, talented filmmakers.
Geva is a graduate of the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris program and has won several awards from renowned film festivals both as a producer and director.
2019 he produced the Franco-German documentary CHICHINETTE - WIE ICH ZUFÄLLIG SPIONIN WURDE.
-> Mail to Amos Geva: a.geva[at]

Born in 1984 in Germany, studied theater, film and media studies in Frankfurt/ Main and received her PhD in Hamburg and Haifa with a thesis on Jewish feature film characters in West German film and television. Since 2017 she has been leading the research project Zwischen Erinnerungskultur und Antisemitismus. Self-Perception and Experience of Jewish Filmmakers in the FRG at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and, since 2020, the junior research group What is Jewish Film?
Her research interests, such as the representation of Jewish themes in Federal discourses, audiovisual cultures of memory, and Jewish film history, are located at the intersection of media studies and Jewish studies. She is an associate member of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg and co-editor of the magazine Yalta. Positions on the Jewish Present.
-> Mail to Lea Wohl von Haselberg: l.wohlvhaselberg[at]

was born in 1991 in Bălți (Republic of Moldova), grew up in the German Ruhr area and spent some time in Israel after his school years. During his B.A - Film and Television in Cologne he started to realize his own films and to work freelance for WDR. Since 2016 Arkadij Khaet has been taking the diploma course in feature film directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His films have screened at numerous festivals around the world and have received multiple awards - including the Max Ophüls Film Award and the German Human Rights Film Award. His latest film MASEL TOV COCKTAIL was nominated for the 57th Grimme Prize among many other awards. Arkadij Khaet is a scholarship holder of the Jewish Gifted and Talented Foundation of the Ernst-Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk and lives as a freelance writer and director in the Ruhr area. Since 2021 he is part of the program committee of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin and Brandenburg.
-> Mail to Arkadij Khaet: a.khaet[at]

Producer and founding partner of Tel Aviv-based Black Sheep Film Productions Ltd.
Responsible for highly successful productions such as CHAINED (Berlinale), STRIPPED (Venice IFF), FIG TREE (TIFF), ONE WEEK AND A DAY (Cannes), MAMA'S ANGEL (Series Mania), which not only won numerous awards but were also distributed in several countries where they enchanted audiences and critics alike.
In 2018, Naomi co-founded the Berlin-based production company Electric Sheep GmbH, which focuses on socially conscious content.
Naomi is known for finding a suitable approach for every aspect of filmmaking, establishing herself as a sought-after advisor and mentor.
-> Mail to Naomi Levari: n.levari[at]

Born in 1981 in Guben, studied culture and technology at the Brandenburg University of Technology. Her life has always been defined by film, from being a film junkie in her youth to writing her master's thesis on "'The Germans' and 'the Nazis'-character representations in contemporary historical feature films on public television." Worked at UCI Kinowelt from 2001 to 2018 and then moved to the program coordination of FilmFestival Cottbus.
She also worked for FilmFestival Cottbus as coordinator of children's and youth film from 2010 and as curator of the Kids in Cinema section from 2014. Since 2021, she now also coordinates the program of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin | Brandenburg.
-> Mail to Anke Donnerstag: film[at]