Mission Statement

The DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum is a leading, forward-thinking international film heritage organization. We are a pioneer in preserving and sharing film culture with a worldwide public, uniquely combining museum, cinema, archives and collections, festivals, digital platforms, research and digitization projects and numerous educational programs. Based in the diverse and dynamic city of Frankfurt, Germany, we actively work toward intercultural understanding, cultivating connections to institutions and initiatives in the film arts and sciences around the world. We link the history, materiality and meaning of film to the digital future.

Promoting  film culture, in close collaboration with our audiences, is our mission. As a team of more than 200, we bring our professional knowledge and infinite passion for film to all that we do. For us, everything is film, and film is everything.

Legal Status, Members and Supporters

The DFF – Deutsches Filminstitu & Filmmuseum e.V. is an eingetragener Verein (non-profit association) that is institutionally supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the State of Hesse, the cities of Frankfurt am Main and Wiesbaden, the umbrella organisation of the film industry (SPIO), public broadcasters and KINEOS GmbH. Dr. Ina Hartwig is the chairwoman of the administrative board, which together with the executive board determines the framework conditions for the institute’s work. The executive board, which is elected for a term of three years and heads the DFF, consists of the Director Ellen Harrington and the Frankfurt attorney and notary Dr. Dr. h.c. Nikolaus Hensel. Under the chairmanship of Dr. Hensel, the Patrons Circle supports the diverse tasks of our institution. The members of the Administrative Board (in alphabetical order) are:
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media; Degeto-Film GmbH; Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts; Beta Film GmbH, City of Frankfurt am Main; City of Wiesbaden; Spotzenorganisation der Filmwirtschaft (SPIO); Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)

Team

Director
Ellen M. Harrington
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 310

Assistant to the Director
Marie-Christin Severin
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 304
Fax: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 999
E-Mail

Collections Department
DFF Fassbinder Center, Frankfurt
Hans-Peter Reichmann (Head of Department)
Isabelle Bastian
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 451
Fax: +49 (0)69 961 220 489
E-Mail

Poster Archive
Poster: +49 (0) 69 961 220 472
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Photo Archive
André Mieles
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 454
E-Mail

Text Archive
Christof Schöbel
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 414
E-Mail

Debora Classen
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 413
E-Mail

Library
Jens Kaufmann
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 430
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Debora Classen / Magazines and Newspapers
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 413
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Film Archive
Thomas Worschech (Head of Film Archive)
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 581
E-Mail

Michael Schurig (Analogue Collections)
Phone: +49 (0)611 97 000 – 12
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Markus Wessolowski (Film Distribution)
Phone: +49 (0)611 97 000 – 11
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Technical Archive
Thomas Worschech
Tel.: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 581
E-Mail

Exhibitions
Stefanie Plappert
Phone: +49(0)69 961 220 306
Hans-Peter Reichmann
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 451

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition Tour
E-Mail

Film Education
Christine Kopf
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 308
E-Mail

Filmportal
David Kleingers / Head of Editorial Team
Phone: + (0)40 188 845 – 67
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Patrick Seyboth / Coordination
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 602
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Filmverleih
Markus Wessolowski
Phone: +49 (0)611 97 000 – 10
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goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film
Heleen Gerritsen / Festival Director
Phone: +49 (0)611 236 843 – 11
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Festival Management
Phone: +49 (0)611 236 843 – 12
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DFF Cinema
Natascha Gikas
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 502
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Andreas Beilharz
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 504
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Urs Spörri
E-Mail

Programme Department Caligari Filmbühne
Andreas Heidenreich
Phone: +49 (0)611 97 00 01 – 96
E-Mail

LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers
Julia Fleißig / Festival Director
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 671
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Festival Management
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 673
E-Mail

School Cinema Weeks
Caroline Fuchs
Anna-Katharina Potzuweit
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 681
Fax: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 669
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Museum Educational Services
Daniela Dietrich
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 223
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Press and Public Relations
Frauke Haß
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 222
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Events
Jan van Helt
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 540
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University Cooperations
Dr. Ines Bayer
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 311
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Administration
Claus Wiedemann
Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220 – 322
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