Bernd Buder

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


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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) as well as for the Goethe-Institute Belgrade. 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 for the successor states of former Yugoslavia. He also joins the Berlinale-Forum as cinema-coordinator.
Since 2010, he programmes the competition section for European film and Balkan cinema at the “Cinedays” film festival in Skopje, Macedonia
Works also as a moderator for several institutions and film journalist (film magazine “Filmdienst”)