Kirsten Niehuss
Sabine Engels
Germany
2018

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Kirsten
Niehuss

Managing Director, Film Funding

As co-chief at Medienboard, Niehuss is an influential figure in Germany’s film industry and a significant player in international arthouse cinema. As well as funding Teutonic movies and series such as Oscar winner Caroline Link’s “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” and TV’s “Babylon Berlin,” Medienboard invests in a wide range of overseas projects that either shoot in the Berlin region or use its post-production facilities, like Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” and Showtime’s “Homeland.” The company is discerning in its funding choices, and its projects often enter major film festivals and become Golden Globe and Oscar contenders for best foreign-language film, such as Sebastián Lelio’s Oscar winner “A Fantastic Woman” and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s “Never Look Away.”

Career

  • ISLE OF DOGS
  • NEVER LOOK AWAY
  • A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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