COME, WE’LL SHOW YOU
WHO WE ARE
Filmmaking is always teamwork. The same goes for WELTFILME, where many people work
towards one goal — empowering people to tell the stories that would otherwise stay untold.

WELTFILME was founded in 2012 as a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. Since then, we and our partners have been engaged in cooperative projects that support young filmmakers in developing countries.

CHAIRMAN

TOM WLASCHIHA

studied acting in Leipzig and Lüttich. After working in various theatres in Germany, he devoted himself increasingly to film and television. His numerous performance credits include Krabat, Berlin Falling, and multiple episodes of Tatort. Internationally, he’s best known for his roles in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Amazon’s Jack Ryan.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FRANK DOMHAN

studied communication, theatre and psychology in Berlin and Rome. He has curated exhibits, taken part in multiple documentary productions, and authored TV reports and informational films. His journalistic account of child labour in the stone breaking industry, Grabsteine aus Kinderhand (Tombstones from the Hands of Children), was awarded the media prize by the child welfare organisation Kindernothilfe. He teaches documentary filmmaking.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ALEXANDER PFEUFFER

studied screenwriting and film directing in Berlin and Los Angeles. He is the author of several plays and award-winning short films, feature films, and TV series, and has several writer-producer credits for NGO film campaigns. Alongside his creative work, Alex teaches screenwriting in several countries.

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT

ROGIER HARDEMAN

studied theatre in Amsterdam and has worked as a German-language theatre and film director since 2001. He also produces online videos and works as director of production for various independent theatre companies. His short film Die Hochzeitspolizei (The Wedding Police, 2016) won numerous prizes at national and international festivals.

PROJECT MANAGER

JULIA KROJER

studied photography and audio-visual media at the Higher Graphical Federal Education and Research Institute Vienna. She also studied international development in Vienna and Ile-Ife, with a special focus on film and African studies. She does photography for international NGOs, makes film projects in West Africa, and is active in PR and advocacy work.

ACCOUNTING

ANNA SCHLEMMER

trained in sales for audio-visual media at a film production company in Berlin. Since then, she’s continued to work on film and television productions in the areas of production management, logistics, and accounting. Since 2018, she has been studying business and digital economics at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences.

FILM TECH & EDITING

NICO HERTEL

studied media composition and production in Enschede. He worked as a cutter and recordist at a production house for advertisement and web documentaries in Berlin, where he was also responsible for the musical direction of many productions. In 2017, he became self-employed and now works on various TV, web, and indie productions. At WELTFILME, he serves as technical director and teaches film editing.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

MANJA WOLFF

trained as a portrait and advertising photographer in Cologne, where she also completed an internship at a film and television production company. Since 2001, she has worked as a freelance camera operator and producer in the fields of journalism, corporate film, and documentary.

SOCIAL MEDIA

VIVIEN CAHN

studied media and film in Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim, Adelaide, Paris, and Montreal. Since 2016, Vivien has been bringing young filmmakers together at Filmnetzwerk Berlin and the DFFB, while also producing feminist short films, writing film reviews, and working at film festivals.

WEB AND FESTIVAL MANAGER

SVEN KIRSCHENBAUER

studied integrated design and visual communication at the Cologne International School of Design and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He works in the fields of interior, scenic design and architectural communication.