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Gustavo Santaolalla

Two-Time Oscar Winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and composer, Gustavo Santaolalla is recognized as one of the most highly acclaimed and prolific contemporary Argentine musicians in the world.

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Lifetime Achievement Award 2024

Nilgün Akıncı

Nilgün Akıncı is a Muslim filmmaker creating films based around the intertwined subjects of sustainability and female empowerment.

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Nilgün Akıncı

Filmmaker

Petri Alanko

Petri Alanko (aka Lowland) is a three-time BAFTA-nominated Finnish composer, musician and producer who creates deeply emotional soundscapes for visual media, including games, television and movies.

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Petri Alanko

Composer, Musician, Producer

Lejla Aliev

Lejla Aliev initially studied art sciences at the University of Münster, followed by a study of fine arts at the Kunstakademie Münster. She joined Jan Enste as a managing partner at jae kunst und medien, which was renamed Juli Film in 2021.

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Lejla Aliev

Producer, Director

Michael P. Aust

Michael P. Aust, the head of SoundTrack_Cologne and SoundTrack_Zurich, is a German curator, organiser of cultural events and film producer.

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Michael P. Aust

Festivaldirector SoundTrack_Cologne and Producer TelevisorTroika GmbH

Ed Bailie

Managing Director of music supervision and composer representation agency LELAND, Ed has supervised film and television productions including Top Boy (Netflix), Steve McQueen’s five film anthology Small Axe (Amazon) and many others.

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Ed Bailie

Music Supervisor

Tali Barde

Tali Barde is a director and writer at Three Headed Monkey Films.

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Tali Barde

Director, Writer

Stephen Barton

GRAMMY-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer Stephen Barton has composed for renowned projects such as Star Trek: Picard, Apex Legends, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, among numerous others.

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Stephen Barton

Composer

Dr. Kerstin Bäcker

Dr. Kerstin Bäcker has worked as an attorney at Lausen Rechtsanwälte since 2001 and has been a partner in their Cologne office since 2004. Her clients include traditional education companies, publishers and cultural institutions.

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Dr. Kerstin Bäcker

Attorney, Lecturer

Christoph Becker

Christoph Becker, born 1967 in Münster, has advised Universal Music, Deutsche Grammophon and NDR radio network. He is Managing Director of Constantin Music and a member of the ZDF supervisory board, now in the position of Deputy Chairman.

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Christoph Becker

Managing Director Constantin Music, Author

Volker Bertelmann

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally-acclaimed pianist, composer and experimental musician. In 2023 he was honored with an Academy Award and a BAFTA in the Best Score category for his work on ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT.

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Volker Bertelmann

Pianist, Composer and Experimental Musician

Yevgeni Birkhoff

Y. Birkhoff works as a composer and sound designer. He creates music for media and international event productions. He is also a keynote speaker and an expert on AI-powered audio and music tools, sharing his insights at various industry events.

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Yevgeni Birkhoff

Composer, Sound Designer

Dagmar Blume-Niehage

Producer/Owner of the Cologne-based production company dagstar*film. Dagmar was a speaker at the very first Soundtrack_Cologne and subsequently helped the Congress to develop and to grow as Project Manager.

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Dagmar Blume-Niehage

Film Producer

Tjeerd Bomhof

Tjeerd Bomhof is a songwriter/producer from Amsterdam who spends his time working on projects as an artist, collaborating with other artists, and doing commissioned work for film and television.

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Tjeerd Bomhof

Songwriter, Producer

Helge Borgarts

Helge Borgarts is a freelance composer and producer. He is programme manager for games music at SoundTrack_Cologne. His references include work for the developers Crytek, Deck13, Spitfire Audio, Steinberg, Stratotainment and phenomedia.

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Helge Borgarts

Video Game Composer

Laila Bounouar

Laila Bounouar is an experienced television producer and screenwriter with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry.

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Laila Bounouar

TV Producer and Screenwriter

Prof. Lüdger Brümmer

Prof. Ludger Brümmer works in the field of algorithmic experimental composition, is Professor of Composition with Digital Media in Trossingen and has been Director of the Institute for Music and Acoustics / Hertz-Lab at the ZKM Karlsruhe since 2003.

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Prof. Lüdger Brümmer

Composer, Head of Institut für Musik und Akustik / Hertz-Lab am ZKM Karlsruhe

Claudia Budana

Claudia Budana‘s professional mission is to supply consultancy to self-employed persons who would like to receive funding for further training.

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Claudia Budana

Project Lead for funding program "KOMPASS"

Hayat Chaoui

Hayat Chaoui is a singer, singing teacher, author and head of the singing department at the Bergische Musikschule Wuppertal. Her intercultural women's choir "WoW - Women of Wuppertal" has received several awards.

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Hayat Chaoui

Singer, Author

Guillaume Clement

Guillaume Clement is a French registered attorney specialized in intellectual property. After 14 years of professional experience as composer agent and music supervisor, he co-founded TIME ART MUSIC with Raphaël Vinzant and Thierry Durepaire.

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Guillaume Clement

Attorney, Music Supervisor

Lorenz Dangel

Lorenz Dangel studied double bass, film composition and classical composition in Berlin, Munich and London. His music is characterised by the ability to move between genres.

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Lorenz Dangel

Composer

Jessica de Rooij

In the last decade, Jessica de Rooij has expanded her work as a composer for cinema and television to do music supervising. She has scored more than 40 series and feature films, among them the TV series “SISI” and the Netflix hit “Blood & Gold”.

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Jessica de Rooij

Composer, Pianist, Music Supervisor

Vanessa Donelly

Vanessa Donelly is a German film composer & songwriter known for the film THE ANGEL IN THE WALL. Vanessa studied piano and conducting at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and learned from film composer Randall Meyers for several years.

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Vanessa Donelly

Composer, Songwriter

Stefan Döring

Stefan Döring is a musician and composer of numerous soundtracks for cinema and TV. In May 2022, he co-founded K7A Musik & Projekthaus in Cologne, which also houses "o-ton.koeln" (www.o-ton.koeln).

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Stefan Döring

Composer

Gary Downing

Composer agent and music industry veteran, Gary is the managing director of MRKR, a hybrid composer agency which he founded in 2023 in partnership with the legendary AIR Studios in London.

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Gary Downing

Composer Agent

Marc du Moulin

Marc du Moulin is Secretary General of ECSA (European Composer and Songwriter Alliance). He has an in-depth understanding of the functioning of the creative industries and an extensive experience in European Affairs.

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Marc du Moulin

ECSA Secretary General

Dr. Yati Durant

Dr. Yati Durant is a U.S. born composer, lecturer, trumpeter and conductor.  He is head of AcadeMeet at SoundTrack_Cologne and IMMSANE.

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Dr. Yati Durant

Composer, Lecturer, Musician

Prof. Michael Edwards

Michael Edwards is a composer, improvisor, software developer, and since 2017 Professor of Electronic Composition at ICEM, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen.

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Prof. Michael Edwards

Composer, Improvisor, Software Developer

Eðvarð Egilsson

Eðvarð Egilsson is an award-winning composer from Reykjavik, Iceland. He is known for his original scores for the films SMOKE SAUNE SISTERHOOD and QUAKE as well as the Icelandic television series LÍF DAFNAR.

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Eðvarð Egilsson

Composer

Najima El Moussaoui

Najima El Moussaoui is a freelance TV journalist and event host. She has worked as a news journalist for several public and private broadcasters such as ntv, DW and WDR.

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Najima El Moussaoui

Journalist, Event Host

Jan Enste

Jan Enste studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Münster. He founded the film production company jae kunst und medien, which was renamed Juli Film in 2021 after Lejla Aliev joined as managing partner.

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Jan Enste

Producer

André Feldhaus

André Feldhaus is a composer. He has composed the music for more than 140 television and cinema productions, among them "4 Könige", "Die Liebe des Hans Albers", "Nordstrand", and "Tatort".

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André Feldhaus

Film Music Composer

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann is a music supervisor, radio host, producer and DJ. Since 1997, she has been working for Radio Eins/RBB with her own weekly show called "Free Falling".

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Milena Fessmann

Music Supervisor, Radio host, Producer, DJ

Siegfried Friedrich

Siegfried Friedrich has been working as a freelance composer in the field of film music (TV and cinema) for 25 years.

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Siegfried Friedrich

Composer

Marielène Froidevaux

Marielène Froidevaux co-founded the international publishing house Black Stellar Music based in Zurich, representing a wide catalogue of music in the genres electronica, alternative, indie and urban.

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Marielène Froidevaux

Music Supervisor

Adi Frutiger

Since 1996 Adrian Frutiger has composed the music for numerous cinema and television films as well as realized various commercials, music concepts, shows, animations and post-productions. He has received various awards for film music compositions.

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Adi Frutiger

Composer

Florian Gardin

Florian Gardin is a data scientist and software engineer with over a decade of experience.

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Florian Gardin

Data Scientist, Software Engineer

Lilly Gibson

Lilly Gibson is the co-founder and art director at Papercoda Games. She is a Fine Arts graduate from South Africa who majored in printmaking and video art. Her work is part of the distinguished Constitutional Court Art Collection in South Africa.

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Lilly Gibson

Art Director & Co-Founder Papercoda Games

Melissa Graj

Melissa Graj is a German executive producer. In 2017 she joined Warner Bros. ITVP Germany

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Melissa Graj

Executive Producer

Dennis Grimm

Dennis is the Music Executive at Amazon MGM Studios responsible for the territories Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. Before joining Amazon MGM Studios in 2021, Dennis has worked in various roles for companies in the music and film industries.

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Dennis Grimm

Music Executive Amazon MGM Studios

Marian Grönwoldt

Marian Grönwoldt is a director at Three Headed Monkey Films.

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Marian Grönwoldt

Director

Gordy Haab

Gordy Haab is a Grammy-winning and BAFTA-nominated film, video game, and television composer. He has worked on music for game titles including Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars: Battlefront I and II, among others.

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Gordy Haab

Composer

Martin Häne

Martin Häne is a publisher of currently 7 different music production labels for both major distributors as well as independents. Before becoming a music publisher, Häne worked as a composer for 10+ years.

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Martin Häne

Music Producer

Thomas Hanz

Thomas Hanz ist Referent für Digitalisierung beim Landesverband der Musikschulen in NRW und Leiter des Netzwerks Musikschule.digital.NRW

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Thomas Hanz

Leiter des Netzwerks Musikschule.digital.NRW

Natalie Hausmann

Natalie Hausmann is jazz musician and composer for TV, theatre and concert. Since 2020 she scored for several series, the last one for Amazon Prime Video will premiere this year at Filmfest Munich on June 30.

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Natalie Hausmann

Musician and composer

Alexander Hemmpel

Alexander Hemmpel is a record label co-owner, composer agent and supervisor with over 40 years of experience in the music business.

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Alexander Hemmpel

Composer Agent, Record Label Co-Owner

Felix Herrmann

Felix Herrmann is a Digitalization Expert and IT-Project Manager.

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Felix Herrmann

Digitalization Expert, IT-Project Manager

Matthias Hornschuh

Matthias Hornschuh lives and works as a media composer in Cologne. Hornschuh represents authors and artists as spokesman for the umbrella organization Initiative Urheberrecht and on the board of GEMA.

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Matthias Hornschuh

Composer

Julia Hüttner

Julia Hüttner is a freelance director and camerawoman.

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Julia Hüttner

Director

Frank Jablonski

Frank Jablonski serves as the cultural policy spokesman for the Green Party in the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia. His constituency is in Cologne-Lindenthal. He is a member of the Committee for Home Affairs and Local Government.

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Frank Jablonski

Cultural Policy Spokesman Green Party NRW

Jungstötter

Fabian Altstötter, a.k.a. Jungstötter, is a musician and song writer.

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Jungstötter

Musician, Songwriter

Jens Kindermann

Jens Kindermann has been a member of GEMA since 1996. He is in charge of audiovisual productions, sound files, monitoring and production rights.

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Jens Kindermann

GEMA

Janina Klabes

Janina Klabes has been a presenter of live events with a focus on business, culture and politics for over 10 years. She studied music business (B.A.) at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, where she also found her band MBWTEYP.

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Janina Klabes

Live Event Presenter

Isabel Kleefeld

Isabel Kleefeld has won numerous awards and written and directed many critically acclaimed TV and cinema projects, among them the mini-series LIEBES KIND (engl. DEAR CHILD), currently the most streamed German-language Netflix series of all time.

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Isabel Kleefeld

Director, Screenwriter

Max Knoth

Max Knoth works as a composer, arranger, and orchestrator. He composes for movies, concerts, theatre and recording sessions.

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Max Knoth

Composer

Hansjörg Kohli

Hansjörg Kohli is a film composer living and working in Munich. He grew up in Switzerland, studied film scoring and jazz piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA and the University of Performing Arts in Munich.

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Hansjörg Kohli

Composer

Cornelia Köhler

Cornelia Köhler has been working in the media industry since 2000. She works as an independent script-writer for cinema, TV formats and stage. She presents discussion panels, film talks and networking events and is a dedicated networker.

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Cornelia Köhler

Author, Presenter, Director

Nicole Kortlüke

Nicole Kortlüke is a freelance film editor. She received the German Film Award 2024 for "Best Editing" for the award-winning cinema documentary ‘Seven Winters in Tehran’.

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Nicole Kortlüke

Editor