Christina Frankenberg (Germany)
She was born in Berlin, and studied Slavonic linguistics at Humboldt University in Berlin and at Charles University in Prague. She then did her PhD studies at Humboldt University and the Free University of Berlin. She finished her studies with a dissertation thesis on "The image of Germans in Czech literature after 1945". Since 1995, she has been working in the Czech Centre in Berlin where she manages the programme composition and is also responsible for organising Czech film festivals. Since this year, she has been the Deputy Director. She has been collaborating with the Cottbus Film Festival for many years and has helped with the selection of Czech films since 2011.