International Festival
of Independent Cinema

26.04 – 05.05.2024, Kraków

Bernd Buder

Polish Feature Film Competition Jury

Freelance curator and film journalist

Bernd Buder studied political science at the FU Berlin and is a freelance curator and film journalist. Since 2015 he has been programme director of the FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Film, consultant at the Berlinale Forum and programme advisor at the Cinedays Festival in Skopje. Since 2021 programme director of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandenburg. In the past he was, among other things, head of the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus, programme director of the Berlin Filmkunsthaus Babylon and programme consultant at various film festivals (Prishtinë Film Festival, Skena-Up Film and Theatre Festival Prishtinë, goEast Film Festival, dokumentArt Neubrandenburg, Turkish Film Week Berlin, Zagreb Film Festival). He works also as a film journalist.