Speakers

Tom Ammermann

Grammy-nominated music producer Tom Ammermann began his journey as a musician and music producer in the 1980s. At the turn of the Century, he pioneered the very first surround mixes for headphones, which established his brand Headphone Surround 3D.

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Tom Ammermann

Sound Design & Music

Michael P. Aust

Michael P. Aust heads SoundTrack_Cologne since the very beginning. He is managing director, founder and producer ("Low Lights", Parallax Sounds", "Eva Hesse") at TelevisorTroika GmbH, a company for film production, events and public relations.

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Michael P. Aust

Founder and Director of SoundTrack_Cologne

Zeina Azouqah

Zeina Azouqah Bilgili is a Jordanian-born German composer residing in Berlin. She specialises in arrangements and original compositions for intercultural chamber music ensembles. In addition to that, she scores various short and medium-length films.

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Zeina Azouqah

Reality Check

Diego Baldenweg

Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Vincent Baldenweg, also known as GREAT GARBO, are a multi award winning composer team. The three Swiss/Australian siblings have composed music for over 300 international TV campaigns and for over 20 films.

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Diego Baldenweg

TV-Series

Lionel Vincent Baldenweg

Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Vincent Baldenweg, also known as GREAT GARBO, are a multi award winning composer team. The three Swiss/Australian siblings have composed music for over 300 international TV campaigns and for over 20 films.

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Lionel Vincent Baldenweg

TV-Series

Nora Baldenweg

Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Vincent Baldenweg, also known as GREAT GARBO, are a multi award winning composer team. The three Swiss/Australian siblings have composed music for over 300 international TV campaigns and for over 20 films.

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Nora Baldenweg

TV-Series

Manfred Banach

Manfred Banach is a production sound mixer since 1979 and has worked on numerous films, including "Pandorum" and "Anonymus".

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Manfred Banach

Sound Design & Music

Marcel Barion

Marcel Barion, born 1985 in Siegen, Germany, began filmmaking as a schoolkid. After graduating he produced a no budget but full length fantasy film called "Aloryon" and studied literature, culture, media and art history.

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Marcel Barion

Reality Check

Marcel Becker-Neu

Marcel Becker-Neu was born in 1990 in Wuppertal, Germany. Together with his colleague Marc Schießer, Becker-Neu 2016 founded the film production company Outside the Club, which had its first big hit with the series "Wishlist".

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Marcel Becker-Neu

Reality Check / Case Study

Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka)

The Düsseldorf-based composer Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka) is a modern proponent of the prepared piano. For their collaborative score for "Lion", Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran were nominated for the Golden Globe, the BAFTA Award and the Oscars.

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Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka)

Reality Check / Case Study

Dagmar Blume-Niehage

Dagmar Niehage was a speaker at the first SoundTrack_Cologne and later as a project manager involved in the further development of the congress. In 2006 she founded her own production company 'dagstarfilm'.

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Dagmar Blume-Niehage

Matchmaking

Helge Borgarts

Helge Borgarts is a freelance composer and producer. He is head of program for games music at SoundTrack_Cologne. His references include work for the developers Crytek, Deck13, Spitfire Audio, Steinberg, Stratotainment and phenomedia.

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Helge Borgarts

Games

Anja Braune

Anja Braune has been head of online licensing at GEMA since September 2015. She began her professional career in 2001 with the German-French television channel ARTE.

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Anja Braune

Music Politics

Dennis Braunsdorf

Dennis Braunsdorf is a music composer and technologist. He is specialised in electroacoustic compositions for media, in particular for Hollywood movie trailers, films and commercials, where he has established a list of credits in the last years.

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Dennis Braunsdorf

Reality Check

Wout Bremer

Wout Bremer (1958) is a composer and AI specialist. He studied composition at the conservatory of Groningen and holds a MSc degree in biology (genetics). With his bundled knowledge, he created "Aimée", a virtual AI composer.

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Wout Bremer

Reality Check

Christian Bruhn

Christian Bruhn studied composition, piano and clarinet and was in various jazz-combos in the following years, before turning to schlager music and collaborating with well-known artists like Katja Ebstein and Drafi Deutscher.

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Christian Bruhn

Laudator for honorary award winner

Enrico Delamboye

Enrico Delamboye is a Dutch conductor and pianist. He worked for many years as Chief Conductor for the Theater Koblenz and did guest performances for the Komische Oper Berlin, Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, Theater Basel and many more.

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Enrico Delamboye

Jury European Talent Competition

Klaus Doldinger

Klaus Doldinger is not only the composer of Germany's most famous main title theme music for the cult series Tatort - he has also become an international star of the film music scene writing music for "Das Boot" and "The Neverending Story".

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Klaus Doldinger

Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

Yati Durant

Yati Durant is a U.S. born composer, lecturer, trumpeter and conductor currently based in the UK. He is Director of the "European Education Alliance for Music and Sound in Media" at "Soundtrack Cologne" and "Festival International du Film d’Aubagne".

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Yati Durant

EEAMS

Marc Du Moulin

Marc du Moulin is Secretary General at the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA), a network of more than 56 organisations working together to defend and promote the rights of composers and songwriters in Europe.

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Marc Du Moulin

Music Politics

André Feldhaus

André Feldhaus is a composer and has already composed the music for more than 120 television and cinema productions, for example for "4 Kings", "The Hands of my Mother", "North Beach", or "Crime Scene".

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André Feldhaus

Film

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann is moderator of several national events and panels on the subject of music and she conducts seminars on "Music Supervising" at the DFFB. There she also sat on the director and producer selection committee.

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Milena Fessmann

Reality Check / Case Study

Tobias Fleig

Tobias Fleig has been working in film sound since 1997 and since then has operated his own recording studio in Cologne. He has worked on more than 100 feature films as a sound designer or mixed sound engineer, including 'Die Fälscher' and 'Lebanon'.

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Tobias Fleig

Sound Design & Music

Tilo Gerlach

Dr. Tilo Gerlach is the Managing Director at GVL since 2001. He is President of AEPO-ARTIS and SCAPR as well as a lecturer at the Humboldt University Berlin and created numerous publications on copyright and on the rights of performing artists.

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Tilo Gerlach

Music Politics

Alina Gordienco

Alina is a Ukrainian born producer, film maker, art curator, visual artist and music video director residing in London. In 2018 Alina established her production company Saturn 8 in London, which specializes on art and music management and consulting.

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Alina Gordienco

Music Video

Natalie Gravenor

Natalie Gravenor was born in Oakland, California and moved to Berlin in 1977. Since 2017 she programs and organizes film festivals, including the Soundwatch Music Film Festival Berlin and the One World Berlin Human Rights Film Festival).

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Natalie Gravenor

Reality Check

Catherine Grieves

Catherine is an experienced Music Supervisor and Composer Agent. Recent Music Supervision credits include BAFTA nominated drama 'Killing Eve' and TV shows for HBO and BBC. In 2017 she joined Faber Music as Head of Film and TV.

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Catherine Grieves

Reality Check / Sync

John Groves

John Groves is a British composer, musician, producer and specialist for the use of sound and music in advertising and communication. He is known mainly for his memorable jingles and advertising songs.

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John Groves

Music Politics

Martin Häne

Martin Haene is a Publisher of several music library labels, including Nuvotone, consisting of 3 labels and distributed globally by market leader Universal / UPPM, and Catapult, distributed individually per territory.

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Martin Häne

Reality Check

Susanne Hardt

Susanne Hardt is a (film) composer and music theorist from Mainz and member of the composer collective 'track 15'. Since 2016 she is working as a lecturer at the University of Music Dresden in the field of music theory.

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Susanne Hardt

Reality Check

Christian Hein

Christian Hein is a sample library developer, composer and producer. He produced countless film scores, pop- and orchestral productions, most of then exclusively with virtual instruments. Since 2005, he recorded more than 500.000 samples.

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Christian Hein

Reality Check / Tools

Tim Heinrich

Tim Heinrich is a graduated composer for movies, commercials and events. He worked at the full-service agency 'echopark' as head of audio. He managed projects for vodafone and Sparkasse and started his own business 'sounTH' in 2008.

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Tim Heinrich

Games

Einar Helde

Einar Helde is a seasoned production music executive with a background in business and commercial law. He is the CEO and one of the co-founders of NRG Agency, who specialize in collecting neighbouring righty royalties for composers and artists.

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Einar Helde

Music Politics

Carolina Hellsgård

Carolina Hellsgård studied at the University of Arts in Berlin and at the California Institute of Arts. Her debut film "WANJA" has won the "best debut film" award at the Biberacher Film Fest and the award for “best script” at Valletta Film Festival.

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Carolina Hellsgård

Reality Check / Case Study

Franziska Henke

Franziska Henke is an award-winning composer, guitarist and producer from Dresden, Germany. For the score to her debut feature film "Nelly's Adventure" she received the German Film Music Award as Best Newcomer.

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Franziska Henke

Reality Check / Case Study

Christian Henson

Christian is a UK based multi nominated (including BAFTA and World Soundtrack Awards), multi award winning composer. In 2007 Christian co-founded the company Spitfire Audio, providing tools for composers, which developed a cult following worldwide.

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Christian Henson

Reality Check / Tools

Eva-Lotte Hill

Eva-Lotte Hill's daily business at 'RTL Deutschland' is reporting music to collecting societies. Moreover, she manages the use of audio fingerprinting technology and the collaboration with a monitoring service for music usage in linear television.

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Eva-Lotte Hill

Music Politics

Chad Hobson

Chad Hobson is a British composer with lots credentials in film and award winning television. Most recently, Hobson scored "Leaving Neverland", the controversial HBO documentary, following the sexual abuse cases of two young boys by Michael Jackson.

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Chad Hobson

Reality Check / Case Study

Lisa Humann

Lisa Humann works as a Director Synch & Licensing with a focus on film and series at BMG in Berlin. She pitches music for film and series, advises filmmakers on music selection for their projects and also handles the licensing.

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Lisa Humann

Reality Check

Daria Ivankova

Daria Ivankova graduated from the workshop of documentary film directing 'All-Russian State University of Cinematography' in 2018 and worked on many short films. 'Anatoly Krupnov. He was' (2019, 72 min) is Daria's first feature documentary film.

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Daria Ivankova

SEE THE SOUND

David Thor Jonsson

Pianist, musician and composer Davíð Þór Jónsson is a versatile artist with a special passion for improvisation. He has received numerous awards for his music, including both the Icelandic Music Prize and the Icelandic Theatre Prize.

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David Thor Jonsson

Film

Vanessa Jopp

Vanessa Jopp studied directing at the College of Television and Film in Munich. In 2010 she was awarded the Grimme Prize for directing the miniseries "Klimawechsel". Her latest movie "Gut gegen Nordwind" will be released on September 12th.

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Vanessa Jopp

Reality Check / Case Study

Christoph Kaiser

In 1988 Christoph Kaiser started working as a record producer and remixer for various bands such as Can and Maxim Rad. He met Julian Maas in 2003 while recording an album in Venice and they have been composing music for movies together ever since.

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Christoph Kaiser

TV-Series

Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy is the founder/director of Rident Royalties, an agency dedicated to identifying and recovering unclaimed neighboring rights royalty income.

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Chris Kennedy

Reality Check

Bernd Keul

Bernd Keul is a live musician, composer and producer who has more than 30 years of work experience in the field of computer music production. He focuses on world music concerts and hybrid instruments and his works have been performed in theatres.

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Bernd Keul

Reality Check

Kaja Klimek

Kaja Klimek is a film critic, educator and translator based in Warsaw, Poland. She translates films, sometimes writes about them and constantly discusses them with filmmakers at film festivals in Poland and abroad.

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Kaja Klimek

Jury SEE THE SOUND

Tessa Knapp

Tessa Knapp studied media art and has been freelancing in the field of media art and film since 2007. As part of her work as a lecturer and author for cultural education she has already led more than 40 projects with diverse age groups.

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Tessa Knapp

Jury Peer Raben Music Award

Cornelia Köhler

Since 2007 Cornelia Köhler is an independent producer/script-writer/dramaturge for cinema and TV formats. Since 2009 she has been a member of 'Women in Film and Television Germany' and since 2010 is a board member of 'WIFT Germany'.

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Cornelia Köhler

Reality Check

Hansjörg Kohli

The film composer and music supervisor Hansjörg Kohli studied film scoring and piano u.A. at the 'Berklee College of Music' in Boston. He is currently a lecturer in composition for film and media at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.

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Hansjörg Kohli

Reality Check / TV

Oliver Kranz

Film composer Oliver Kranz was born 1965 in Kreuztal, Germany. Since 1994 he has been working as a freelance film composer, creating around 60 feature film scores for television and cinema as well as numerous compositions for TV series.

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Oliver Kranz

Reality Check / Case Study

Dr. Anselm Kreuzer

Dr. 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. He scored for German TV series like "In aller Freundschaft" and "Rosenheim-Cops".

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Dr. Anselm Kreuzer

Music Politics

Matthias Krüger

Matthias Krüger is a bassplayer and composer for TV scores, documentaries, nature films, contemporary history, reportages, jingles and main themes. He is a board member of composers club professional association for composers.

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Matthias Krüger

Music Politics

Maya Lavelle

Maya Lavelle is a Dutch singer-songwriter, producer and composer. Her style can be described as an eclectic mix of electronic and classical styles to create a cinematic pop journey. She was twice Number 1 in the Netherlands iTunes Top Charts.

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Maya Lavelle

SEE THE SOUND

Patrick Leuchter

The search for the unforeseen is a key element in Patrick Leuchter's music. He is a sound designer and media composer who moved to computer-based composition and sequencing in his adolescence and holds degrees in Audio Production and Sound Studies.

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Patrick Leuchter

Sound Design & Music

Hanna Sophie Lüke

Hanna Sophie Lüke is a music journalist, presenter and musician & composer. She has moderated the science festival EFFEKTE in Karlsruhe since 2013 and is the co-founder of the composer collective 'track 15 - female composers collective' (2018).

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Hanna Sophie Lüke

Reality Check

Maxime Luft

Maxime Luft is a French-German composer for films and live events. He founded the 'Organic Samples' company in 2017 to make his libraries publicly available and set up an exclusive collaboration with 'Orchestral Tools' for his samples.

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Maxime Luft

Reality Check / Tools

Maurizio Malagnini

International award-winning composer Maurizio Malagnini burst onto the scene in 2009, bringing his cinematic understanding and melodies through his scores to numerous BBC hits. His credits include "The Paradise", "The C Word", "The Midwife" and more.

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Maurizio Malagnini

TV-Series

Michael McCann

Michael McCann is a BAFTA nominated and CLIO award winning composer for games, television and advertising. His 20 year career in music includes work for some of the biggest companies in entertainment and advertising (e.g. Ubisoft, Ogilvy & Mather).

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Michael McCann

Games

Micki Meuser

Micki Meuser is a film composer, music producer and songwriter who wrote the music to over 60 films, including international movies with Daniel Craig and Kirsten Dunst. He is chairman of the DEFKOM and a member of the supervisory board of GEMA.

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Micki Meuser

Music Politics

Lukas Middelmann

Lukas Middelmann (Industry Relations & Career Coach at SAE Institute Cologne) connects the dots between students/alumni and the media industry, helping students to start their career. Besides, he is working as a freelance sound engineer and composer.

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Lukas Middelmann

Sound Design & Music

Uwe Mies

Uwe Mies freelanced as a professional film critic since 1990 and worked for the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, WAZ, Bild and other daily newspapers. Since 2002 he is a film critic at the radio station WDR 5.

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Uwe Mies

Jury SEE THE SOUND

Thomas Mikusz

Originally from Vienna, Thomas Mikusz lives in Los Angeles. He is a team member of White Bear PR, part of the leadership for The Alliance for Women Film Composers and a member of the TV Academy and the World Soundtrack Academy.

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Thomas Mikusz

Reality Check

Sebastian Mönch

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.

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Sebastian Mönch

Reality Check/Tools

Rolf Moser

Dr. Rolf Moser is CEO of 'Bavaria Media GmbH' and 'Enterprises Sonor Musik GmbH'. In the field of music supervising and right clearance, he is responsible for editorial support and advice for numerous cinema and TV productions.

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Rolf Moser

Film

John Murphy

Liverpool born John Murphy began scoring movies at the age of 25. After moving to Los Angeles, he produced scores for films like "Miami Vice", "Kick-Ass" and more. His latest project, BBC’s "Les Miserables", premiered in the US on April 14 on PBS.

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John Murphy

Film

Sebastian Parche

Born in Thuringia, Sebastian Parche began scoring at the age of 26. He founded the boutique library 'Music Sculptor' together with Anselm Kreuzer in 2017, a production music company specialising in music for documentaries, TV, broadcast and promos.

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Sebastian Parche

Reality Check

Sascha Peters

Sascha Peters is heading the production music unit of 'Warner/Chappell Music Germany' for the territories of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His field of responsibility includes the production of new music for owned labels such as 'Perfect Pitch'.

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Sascha Peters

Music Politics

Paul Pilot

Paul Pilot is a composer who has worked under the production and executive production of Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg amongst others. Current projects include a Documentary soundtrack about the folk rock scene in Laurel Canyon in the 1960's.

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Paul Pilot

Reality Check

Franziska Pohlmann

Franziska Pohlmann specialised in working with choirs and orchestras as a composer. At Studio Hamburgs "House of the Young Producers" she got a scholarship and led the "pohlmann creatives UG" as founder and CEO from 2013-2017.

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Franziska Pohlmann

Reality Check

Chandler Poling

Chandler Poling is the Co-Founder and President of White Bear PR. He has run successful Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy, BAFTA and Emmy campaigns securing nominations and wins for his clients.

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Chandler Poling

TV series

Stefan Randelshofer

Stefan has worked in the field of Audio and SoundDesign for TV and Movies since the end of the 90's and worked on games such as 'Battleforge', 'Risen 3' and 'The Settlers'. At the moment, he is the Audio Director at Ubisoft Blue Byte.

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Stefan Randelshofer

Reality Check / Tools

Christoph Rinnert

Christoph Rinnert studied musicology and now works as a studio musician, producer and composer in the context of commissioned compositions for films in the field of documentary and fiction for cinema / TV.

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Christoph Rinnert

Music Politics

Lolita Ritmanis

Lolita Ritmanis is a 10-time Emmy Award-nominated composer, having won this award in 2002 for her work on Batman Beyond. She is founding member of the "Alliance for Women Film Composers" (serving as president 2016-2018) and "Dynamic Music Partners."

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Lolita Ritmanis

TV-Series

Wilbert Roget, II

Wilbert Roget, II is a veteran composer in the video game industry. He has scored several diverse titles, including "Call of Duty: WWII", "Mortal Kombat 11" and "Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris".

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Wilbert Roget, II

Games

Jeff Rona

Jeff Rona is an accomplished and award-winning contemporary composer for film, TV, and video games. He is a three-time recipient of the ASCAP Film and Television Music Award and has authored several successful books on music.

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Jeff Rona

Masterclass

Afsaneh Salari

Afsaneh Salari is an Iranian filmmaker, producer and editor based in Tehran and Paris. She is the co-founder of 'Docmaniacs', a collective of filmmakers based in Tehran which accompanies young filmmakers in the international documentary scene.

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Afsaneh Salari

Jury SEE THE SOUND

Marc Schießer

Marc Schießer was born 1986 in Wuppertal, Germany and started producing his own short films when he was 13 years old. Since 2016, he is managing director of Outside the Club GmbH and author, director and producer of the mystery series "Wishlist".

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Marc Schießer

Reality Check / Case Study

Irmin Schmidt

Before Irmin founded the now legendary German band CAN in 1968, he received a formal musical education and studied composition, piano, conducting and music ethnology. Several of his compositions have been performed by renowed artists and orchestras.

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Irmin Schmidt

Jury Peer Raben Music Award

Jehan Stefan

Jehan Stefan is a music arranger, orchestrator, teacher and blogger, born and raised in Paris, France. In 2010 he founded Jehan Stefan Music Service, which provides orchestration and music preparation for composers, arrangers and orchestrators.

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Jehan Stefan

TV-Music

Josef Steinbüchel

Josef Steinbüchel ist Gründer und Inhaber der 'Torus GmbH Filmtonpostproduktion' in Köln. Er ist tätig als Sound Supervisor und Sound Designer für Kino, TV und Werbung.

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Josef Steinbüchel

Jury European Talent Competition

Prof. Dr. Francisco Tigre Moura

Prof. Dr. Francisco Tigre Moura is a professor of marketing at IUBH University of Applied Sciences. Since 2016 his research has focused on topics such artificial creativity, music, technology experiences and general consumer behavior.

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Prof. Dr. Francisco Tigre Moura

Reality Check

Helga Trüpel

Trüpel was a Member of Parliament of the City State of Bremen 1987-1991 and 1995 to 2004. She served as a Senator for Culture 1991-1995 in Bremen and was a MEP and Vice-President of Culture Committee of the European Parliament between 2004 and 2019.

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Helga Trüpel

Music Politics

Andreas Turnwald

Since completing his diploma as a sound and video engineer, Andreas Turnwald has worked for more than 15 years as a sound mixer for feature and documentary films. He is currently developing new media systems at a research institute.

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Andreas Turnwald

Sound Design & Music

Jack Wall

Jack Wall is an ASCAP award-winning and BAFTA nominated composer best known for his rich, cinematic scores found within popular video game franchises ("Call of Duty: Black Ops II, III, & 4", "Mass Effect I & II", "the Myst series", "Jade Empire").

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Jack Wall

Games

Amelia Warner

Amelia Warner (born 1982 in Merseyside, England) is a young British neo-classical composer. In 2019, Amelia was the winner of the Breakthrough Composer Of The Year at the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards.

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Amelia Warner

Film

Peter Wiechmann

The attorney Peter Wiechmann takes care of the general conditions of the acquisition of rights in the film and music sector for the ARD and is also active as an ARD representative on the advisory board of the VFF.

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Peter Wiechmann

Music Politics

Stefan Will

Over the last 25 years, Stefan Will has established himself as a composer in the field of film and television. He was awarded two TV-Awards for the series 4 Blocks and the Sat1 Film Mordkommission Berlin 1.

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Stefan Will

TV-Series

Robert Williams

Robert Williams is an U.S.-qualified entertainment lawyer with over 14 years of deal-making experience. He advises on soundtrack album agreements, music administration, co-publishing deals, recording and synchronization licenses and more.

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Robert Williams

Reality Check

Erik Winker

Erik Winker has been working in the field of documentary for over 15 years. In 2008 he was a co-founder of the production company HUPE Film (now called CORSO Film) with offices in Cologne and Stuttgart, which produced many successful films.

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Erik Winker

Jury European Talent Competition

Iva Zabkar

Iva Zabkar has been working as a composer for film & media for more than 10 years. She is co-founder of the female fronted label Beatzarilla and the collective track15 - female composers collective. Iva lives and works in Vienna.

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Iva Zabkar

Jury European Talent Competition