Lika Alekseeva

Reality Check/SYNC

Lika Alekseeva studied Film in Moscow. Her short film "Draw a Line" has been screened at Cannes and awarded with the Rising Star Award at Universe Multicultural Festival in Hollywood.

Ginge Anvik

TV Series

Ginge Anvik has scored 23 feature films in addition to documentaries, shorts and TV-series using a palette ranging from symphonic to pure electronic and anything in between to tell a story.

Craig Armstrong


Craig Armstrong created scores for Hollywood and independent films, including "Romeo + Juliet", "Moulin Rouge!", "World Trade Center" and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps".

Michael P. Aust

Founder and Head of SoundTrack_Cologne

Founder and Head of SoundTrack_Cologne Michael P. Aust heads SoundTrack_Cologne since the very beginning in 2004. Since 2014 he is Festival Director of Braunschweig International Filmfestival, too.

Mike Beilfuß

Jury Peer Raben Music Award

Mike Beilfuß is working as a Film Producer. („Die Hände meiner Mutter“, „Anne Clark“ etc.). He co-founded the Kinescope Film in 2013 and is now CEO at Freischwimmer Film since 2018.

Martin Berger

Music Politics

Martin Berger is European Business Consultant of TuneSat LLC and CEO of TuneSat GmbH which is handling the European business and customer support for TuneSat LLC.

Stéphane Bergmans

TV Series

Stéphane Bergmans is a Belgian screenwriter and director. The second season of his series “The Break" is scheduled to air this fall on Belgian TV and Netflix.

Helge Borgarts


Helge Borgarts is a freelancing German composer and producer. He is the program manager for games music at the renowned festival and conference for music in film and media Soundtrack_Cologne.

Lucy Bright

Reality Check

Lucy Bright has music supervised some of the most critically-acclaimed British films of recent years: “The Unloved”, “The Arbor” and “Slow West”. Her recent projects include the series “McMafia”.

Emily Caston


Emily Caston has worked in the film and television industries since 1991. She produced over 100 music videos and TV commercials for artists like Madonna or U2.

Olga Chajdas

Jury European Talent Competition

Olga Chajdas directed for theatre (The goat or who is Sylvia), television series (The Deep End) and short films (3xLOVE). Currently, she directs the Netflix original series "1983".

Gareth Coker


Gareth Coker combines in his video games unconventional soundscapes with melodically driven themes. His music for the platform game "Ori and the Blind Forest" was awarded with numerous awards.

Valerie Dobbelaere

Summer School

Valerie Dobbelaere coordinates the music and sound projects at the guest office of Ghent International Film Festival. She has worked with several composers such as Hans Zimmer or James Newton Howard.

FX Dupas

Reality Check

FX Dupas founded Vibe Avenue with fellow composer and sound designer Mathieu Lavoie. He holds a doctorate in dynamic music composition for games & other interactive media from Université de Montréal.

Yati Durant


Yati Durant's compositions and movies have received many prices from international festivals and have been performed worldwide. Since 2010 he works as a lecturer for Composition for Screen.

Alexandra Eichhorn

Reality Check/SYNC

Alexandra works as a music consultant and Licensing Manager for Cézame Music. There she works closely with directors and producers to help them find the best music or score to illustrate their films.

Martina Eisenreich


Martina Eisenreich is a composer and conductor. Recently, she works on European and American film productions and symphonic compositions for concert halls.

Karim Sebastian Elias

Sound Design & Music

As a film composer, K. S. Elias composed and produced the music for over 100 movies, television films and documentaries and over 400 series, including the movie "Rythm is it!".

Kristofer Eng

Reality Check/Tools

Kristofer Eng is an expert about the technics and tools a composer needs. He already composed music for games, movies, theatres and musicals - such as the musical "Robin Hood".

André Feldhaus

Reality Check

André Feldhaus is composer and has contributed to the scores for nearly 120 films, including major television work and cinema releases, among them “4 Könige”, “Die Hände meiner Mutter” or "Tatort".

Milena Fessmann

Reality Check/SYNC

Milena Fessmann moderates numerous events about music and runs courses about "musicsupervising" at the DFFB.

Valentin Finke

Sound Design & Music

Valentin Finke works as a sound mixer. He works on projects like "So was von da", "Meine teuflisch gute Freundin" and "Un profil pour deux"/"Monsieur Pierre goes online".

Takeshi Furukawa


Takeshi Furukawa’s music has accompanied some of the world’s most recognizable franchises and brands. From “Star trek: Enterprise” and “Star Wars: Clone Wars” to “The Last Guardian."

Liane Fürst

Summer School

Liane Fürst studied music sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin. After, she worked in an event management. Since 1994 she works at GEMA.

Florian Füsslin

Workshop Games Music

Florian Füsslin works as an audio director for the Crytek audio team. Furthermore, he teaches "Game Audio" at the university of applied sciences in Darmstadt and at the SAE in Frankfurt.

Steven Gizicki

Reality Check/SYNC

Grammy-winning Music Supervisor Steven Gizicki is best known for his work on Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land, for which he was awarded two prizes from the Guild of Music Supervisors.

Andreas Grimm

Reality Check

Andreas Grimm is a composer for feature films and TV-series (Der Wixxer, Night of the Living Dorks and Pastewka among others) and teaches composition for media at the Robert Schumann School of Music.

John Groves


John Groves is a British composer, musician and producer, and a specialist for the use of sound and music in advertising and communication.

Verena Guido

Reality Check/Workshop Discussion

Verena Guido is a composer, librettist, accordionist, violinist and singer and she designed numerous stage music at the Schauspiel Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne.

Kathrin Häger

Program Adviser SEE THE SOUND

As head of program Kathrin Häger curates SEE THE SOUND, the film festival of SoundTrack_Cologne. For over 10 years now she works as a critic for Germany`s renowned film magazine FILMDIENST.

Christian Henson

Reality Check/Tools

Christian Henson is a UK based multi-nominated (including Ivor Novello, BAFTA, and World Soundtrack Awards), multi award-winning​ composer.

Vasco Hexel

Reality Check/Workshop

Vasco Hexel leads the Masters Programme in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, London. He is the author of “The Film and Media Creators’ Guide to Music” (New York: Routledge, 2018).

Pia Hoffmann

Summer School

For more than a decade, Pia Hoffmann has been the creative hub between directors, producers, composers, record companies and music publishers.

Lisa Humann

Reality Check/SYNC

Lisa Humann works as a Senior Manager Synch & Licensing with a focus on film and series at BMG in Berlin. Before moving to Berlin she co-founded and built the sync agency Swimming Pool in Vienna.

Richard Jacques


Richard Jacques is a BAFTA and Ivor Novello nominated composer best known for blockbuster video games such as “James Bond 007: Blood Stone” and “Mass Effect”.

Jeff Jernigan

Reality Check/SYNC

As former director of ASCAP’s Film & TV music department, Jeff Jernigan represented top composers and songwriters in film, theater and television, providing them with career development services.

Arne Kammhöfer

Music Politics

Arne Kammhöfer is Associate Director for Music Licensing. He supports Erika Oltmann at Production Music Library SONOTON. There, they both lead the team of Music & Licensing Consultants.

Jens Kindermann

Music Politics

Jens Kindermann is department and project head at GEMA. He is responsible for the documentation of films and series, as well as the clarification of manufacturing​ rights.

Kevin Kiner

Composing for TV Series

Honored with multiple Emmy and Annie nominations, as well as 12 BMI awards, Kevin Kiner is one of the most versatile and sought-after composers in Hollywood.

Johannes Klein


Johannes Klein is curator and film program manager of In–Edit International Music Documentary Festival since 2007, the most important music documentary film festival that started 14 years ago.

Hansjörg Kohli

Sound Design & Music

Hansjörg Kohli is a composer and music supervisor currently living and working in Munich. He studied film scoring and piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Cornelia Köhler


Cornelia Köhler is director, writer and board member of "Women in Film and Television Germany" (WIFT). She worked among as dramaturge for the feature films “Low Lights” or “Pattys Catchup”.

Barbara Krämer

Summer School

Barbara Krämer works at Bavaria Sonor music publisher as a project director with the focus on film music. Since 2015 she is a full member in the appraisal committee​ at GEMA.

Matthias Krüger

Music Politics

Matthias Krüger is musician and bass player. He composes music for (german) TV productions and jingles - together with Klangraum.

Anselm Kreuzer

Music Politics/Reality Check

Anselm Kreuzer is a designated specialist for TV title themes, station IDs, scores for series and TV drama as well as music for new media and advertising.

Jed Kurzel


Jed Kurzel is an award-winning composer and musician with credits such as "Assassin’s Creed" and "Alien: Covenant". Jed’s work will next be heard onscreen in "Overlord" for producer J.J. Abrams.

Jakob Lass

Sound Design & Music

Jakob Lass is a German film director and screenwriter. Due to the largely improvised films, these are assigned to the "Berlin Flow" or "German Mumblecore" movement.

Mathieu Lavoie

Reality Check

Mathieu Lavoie is a composer, sound designer, author and professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has composed music for dozens of video games ("The Darwin Project", "Livelock") or films.

Dimitrie Leivici

Reality Check

Dimitrie Leivici is one of the most experienced session players in L.A. with over a thousand movies he has played on. He is holding the position of Concertmaster at the Synchron Stage Vienna.

Mirjam Leuze


Mirjam Leuze works as author and director. Her first feature documentary "Flowers of Freedom" premiered at the 64. Berlinale.

Micki Meuser


Micki Meuser is a film composer, producer and songwriter. He has composed music for more than 60 films, including international feature films with Daniel Craig, Kirstin Dunst or Lynn Redgra.

Thomas Mikusz

Summer School

Thomas Mikusz has represented composers at major Film Festivals and team member of White Bear PR. He also produces content, panels and events. As a moderator,​ he leads panels at Cannes Film Festival.

Sebastian Mönch

Games Workshop

Sebastian Mönch is active for Steinberg as a Senior Product Specialist International since 2009. There, he teaches video game developers, sound engineers and broadcasting company staff.

Fitore Muzaqi


Fitore Muzaqi studied M.Sc. "Communication Arts - Narrative Environments" at Braunschweig University of Art. At present she prepares her PhD at University of Art and Design in Linz.

Dagmar Niehage

Match Making

Dagmar Niehage was speaker at the very first Soundtrack_Cologne, subsequently she helped the Congress to develop and to grow as Project Manager.

Erika Oltmanns

Reality Check/SYNC

Erika Oltmanns leads the team of Sonoton music and license consultants. She is an active member of "German Production Music Association GPMA".

Tina Pepper

Summer School

Tina Pepper has been an advertising composer for companies like Mercedes or Saturn. Nowadays she composes music for TV-series and documentaries ("You Are Wanted").

Corinna Poeszus

Summer School

Corinna C. Poeszus is a senior business executive with over 30 years experience in the music, digital media & film production, advertising and TV entertainment industries.

Chandler Poling


Chandler Poling is the Co-Founder and President of White Bear PR, a Public Relations firm specializing in Publicity for Composers, Music Supervisors, and Film & Music Festivals around the world.

Mac Quayle

TV Series

Mac Quayle's recent projects include the Golden Globe winning suspense-thriller-series “Mr. Robot”, for which he won an EMMY, the horror-comedy-series “Scream Queens” and “Feud: Bette and Joan”.

Eloi Ragot

TV Series

Eloi Ragot is self-taught pianist and guitarist and classically-trained trompeter. His recent works as film and TV composer include the series "The Break".

Regina Reis

Reality Check/SYNC

Regina Reis works at BMG since 2012. She started off as a Music Supervisor for Daily Soaps and Release Coordination Manager for the Recorded department.

Markus Rennhack

Music Politics

Markus Rennhack is an expert on the themes copyright and collecting societies for players in economy, politics and culture. Moreover,​ he works as a strategist at the music publisher "Kick the Flame".

Jasmin Reuter


Jasmin Reuter is a woman composer and has already created several scores for commercials and TV. She composed music for award-winning short and long films, like "24 Weeks" or "Tatort: Der Fall Holdt."

Maggie Rodford

Reality Check/SYNC

Maggie Rodford works closely with composers, negotiating contracts, producing, music supervising and co-ordinating music recordings. She has worked on feature films like "The King's Speech".

Corinna Rottschy

Jury European Talent Competition

Corinna Rottschy studied Singing and worked as a Radio Host for WDR. Since 2014, she is the ​manager of the WDR Funkhausorchester.

Tom Rußbüldt

Reality Check/Tools

Prior to founding SCORING BERLIN GmbH, Tom Rußbüldt worked as an engineer at the Teldex Studio Scoring Stage since 2008. He is widely known for film music productions.

Pieter Schlosser


Pieter Schlosser is an award-winning composer with games credits such as "Destiny 2", "Gears of War 3" and "The Sims 3". He also composed for series like "You, Me and the Apocalypse".

Michael Schlücker

Sound Design & Music

Michael Schlücker is composer/producer and part of the collective GREATEST KIDZ in Berlin. Besides working for bands and brands, he writes music for film and visual arts.

Homay Schmitz

Workshop Sound Design

Homay Schmitz works as an​ In-House Composer at Spitfire Audio, where she explores electronic/traditional music composition and production.

Patrick Schmitz

Sound Design

After studying classical music and film scoring, he started out as a freelance composer for the industry, image films and documentaries. Over time his focus shifted towards drama, primarily for German​ TV.

Gary Schyman


Garry Schyman composed for games like the “BioShock” series, “Destroy All Humans!” or “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” and became one of the world’s best-known voices in games music during his career.

Torben Seemann

Jury European Talent Competition

Torben Seemann works as a Sound supervisor and has founded Chaussee Filmton in 2011. Since 2015, he is managing partner of Chaussee SoundVision GmbH in Lüneburg, Cologne, Berlin and Vienna.

Lothar Segeler

Summer School

Lothar Segeler already has worked as Recording Artist, Producer, Song Writer, Sound Mixer and Lecturer at ifs Cologne. He also created some Big Band Arrangements for Bernd Classen Music Publisher.

Justin Smith


Justin Smith is Professor of Cinema and Television History at De Montfort University Leicester, UK and has already published certain books about Cinema and Television History.

Kerstin Stutterheim

Summer School

Kerstin Stutterheim is filmmaker, dramaturge and professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Bournemouth University, where she leads the Research Center for Film & TV.



Singer-songwriter Tamar-kali made a big impact with her score to Dee Rees’ Oscar nominated film “Mudbound”. Recently, she composed the score for the drama “Come Sunday”.

Joseph Trapanese


Joseph Trapanese works as a composer, arranger, and producer and has collaborated with numerous mainstream musical acts like Daft Punk, M83, Mike Shinoda, Dr. Dre, Kelly Clarkson and many more.

Iñigo Ugarteburu

Music Politics

Iñigo Ugarteburu has already worked together with EMI Music Publishing, Sony ATV or ASCAP. Currently he works for BMAT as the Chief Strategy Officer and meets the needs of broadcasters and publishers.

Anne Urban

Summer School

Anne Urban has concurred as a postproduction supervisor for movies like "Whale rider" or "Iron Sky". Further, she has been a lecturer at Kölner Filmhaus or at the International Women's Film Festival.

Thomas Venker


Thomas Venker teaches Music Journalism and Artist Marketing at the Folkwang University Essen, University Paderborn and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Johan van der Voet

Music Politics

Johan van der Voet has written music for more than 60 film projects and composed the score for Dutch horror film 'Kristen' with Terence Schreurs.

Oliver Patrice Weder

Workshop Games Music

Oliver Patrice won an award for best score for his first feature film ‘Low Notes’. He has written scores for BBC prime-time television documentaries and works with several award-winning composers.

Iris Wolfinger


Iris Wolfinger is film producer at Warner Bros. ITVP Deutschland since 1998. She contributed to films like "Scherbenpark".

Nils Wülker

Laudator Lifetime Achievement Award

Nils Wülker has become one of the most successful Jazz trumpeters and composers in the last 15 years in Europe. On his own label EAR Treat Music,​ he has published five of his own albums.

Gary Yershon


Gary Yershon is a composer for theatre, radio, television, film and dance. He has written for BBC radio since 1979. He is Associate Teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Iva Zabkar


Iva Zabkar works as a composer for film and media for more than 10 years. She already has composed music for features, several short films and commercials.

Inon Zur

Composing For Games

Inon Zur is a multiple award-winning composer for Film, TV and Games (“Fallout”, “Dragon Age”, “Prince of Persia”). He has also collaborated with recording artists such as Florence + The Machine.