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Marc Bauder

director and producer

Marc was born in Stuttgart in 1974, and studied business in Cologne, St. Gallen and New York. He began working as a director during his studies, and founded the production company bauderfilm in 1999. After embarking on a degree in production from HFF Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2001, he broke off his studies after three semesters in order to concentrate on directing full-time. In 2011, he debuted his award-winning feature film THE SYSTEM. In 2014 Marc won the European Film Prize with his documentary MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE and developed the LICHTGRENZE for the 25th anniversary of the fall ob the Berlin wall together with his brother Christopher. In 2017 Marc won the Grimme Prize for his fiction film DEAD MAN WORKING.

Marc is a member of the European Film Academy and the German Film Academy.

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Dörte Franke

author and director

Dörte was born in Leipzig in 1974, but moved to West Germany in 1981 after her parents were bought free from prison by the West after having served time as political prisoners. From 1994-2001, she studied political science at the University of Cologne, graduating with a master’s degree. From 2001-2006, she studied dramaturgy at the HFF Potsdam. Her publications include Die einen wetten, die anderen warten (novel, 2001, dtv) as well as denkmalimkopf (novel, 2002, dtv). She co-founded bauderfilm alongside Marc, with whom she helped produce a number of award-winning documentaries. As a screenwriter, Dörte Franke is represented by the Verlag der Autoren. One of her latest projects BÜCHNER IS DEAD won the Hessische Drehbuchpreis 2015.