Jury German Competition Documentary Film
Christine Dollhofer was born in Wels, Upper Austria, in 1963. From 1984 to 1990 she studied Dramatics and Mass Communications at the University of Vienna. She was head of the Viennese arthouse cinema Filmcasino from 1993 to 1997 and went on to become artistic co-director of the "Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film" in Graz. On the occasion of the Cultural Capital of the Year Linz in 2003 she conceived the film festival "Crossing Europe" which she has headed since. Christine Dollhofer taught at various institutions, advises several distribution companies and has been a member of numerous film institutes, commissions and international festival juries. In 2007 she received the Würdigungspreis für Filmkunst (Recognition Award for Film Art) of the Republic of Austria and has started to work as a programme delegate for the International Film Festival San Sebastián in 2011.