IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige
Barbara works since 2013 in the Film Fund & Commission department of IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige. As PR and Film Location Development Manager, she’s responsible for IDM’s public relations in the german-speaking countries as well as for different projects of the Film Location Development, such as INCONTRI. Before joining IDM and coming back to South Tyrol, she studied Public Relations and Communication at the Universities of Vienna and Berlin and worked for many years as PR & Project Manager for different agencies (Zum Goldenen Hirschen, Schröder+Schömbs) in Berlin.
Torsten Zarges is managing partner of Zarges|creative talent connection, a media consulting and event conception agency based in Cologne/Germany that he founded in 2004. Also, since 2013, he writes as a chief reporter for DWDL.de, Germany’s leading website for television industry news. After starting out as a local reporter at “Westfälische Rundschau” in Dortmund/Germany, Torsten studied journalism and political sciences, followed by a television and radio traineeship at public broadcaster WDR. He then worked freelance on several WDR shows and, from 1998 to 2013, as a correspondent for media trade journal “kressreport”. Since 2004, Torsten is a regular jury member of Germany’s most prestigious television award, “Grimme-Preis”; since 2012, he is the jury president of the German Radio Award. In 2015, he set up and curated a competition for international television and web series at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival.
Alessandra De Luca
Alessandra De Luca, currently based at Milan, works since over 20 years as a journalist and film critic. She writes, among others, for the Italian daily newspaper L’Avvenire and the Italian film magazine CIAK. Since 2012 and 2015 she moderates the film press conferences of Venice Film Festival and Rome Film Festival , from 2009 to 2011 she was also in the selection-committee of the Film Festival at Rome. For Italy’s RAI Cinema she worked from 2002 to 2004 as a consultant, reading and selecting screenplays for the Acquisitions Department.