Filmmakers

Ulrike Franke



Ulrike Franke, born 1970 in Dortmund. Studied theatre, film and television, romance literature and art history in Cologne. Received educational grant from the Filmstiftung NRW in 1992 in the field of film directing. Continuous work on various television and feature films. Has worked since 1996 as author, director and producer. Lecturer on documentary film at the isf – International Film School Cologne, member of AG DOK and from 2001 to 2005 on the board of the Filmbüro NW.



Michael Loeken


Michael Loeken, born 1954 in Neviges. Studied theatre, film and television in Cologne. Wrote screenplay and directed documentary “Ich hatte schon begonnen, die Freiheit zu vergessen” in 1981. From 1982 to 1996 worked as sound mixer on several documentaries and fiction films for TV and cinema. Has worked since 1996 as author, director and producer. Member of AG DOK and the award committee for film funding of the Filmbüro NW (2002) as well as in the Production II award committee for the Filmstiftung NW (2003).