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»Cinema is about intense emotions and pure bliss – at the right place, at the right time, with a specially selected film.«Michael Spiegel

Michael Spiegel

born in Mannheim, Germany

Studies of German philology, political sciences as well as media and communication sciences

Living and working in Berlin and Mannheim


Michael Spiegel

Foto: Daniel Lukac, h7photo.com


since 2019

Cinema "Rex" (Pforzheim): Cinematographic concepts, editing of monthly programme folders, communication, research of films

since 2017

Cinema "Capitol" (Bad Tölz) and Cinema "Hochland" (Garmisch-Partenkirchen): Cinematographic concepts, editing of monthly programme folders, revision of film texts, communication and networking, disposition and research of films

2015 - 2020

Participation at the project 'indiekino', Berlin (independent cinemas)

2014 - 2018

Concept and project development 'The Fest'


member of the jury at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Europa Cinemas Label)


member of the jury at the Turkish Film Festival Mannheim (Competition)


member of the jury at the festival 'Biberacher Filmfestspiele'


participation in the trainee programme “Digi Training plus” (Helsinki and Tallinn) with certificate


member of the jury at the festival 'Filmtage Tübingen'


participation in the C.I.C.A.E. seminar “Art Cinema = Action + Management” (Venice) with certificate


head of the all-year project “Kino unterwegs” (“Cinema on the move”) on occasion of the anniversary of the city of Mannheim

2006 - 2022

active member of the jury on the advisory board of the “Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung” (FBW), Wiesbaden (German Film and Media Assessment)

since 2006

associate partner of the art house website kino-zeit.de


member of the Berlinale jury (AG Kino / Gilde deutscher Filmkunsttheater)

since 2004

freelance journalist (cinema / film business), among others for the Karlstorkino Heidelberg, Harmonie / Cinema Frankfurt


for several months participation in the trainee programme “Programming, Animating & Managing an Art Cinema“ (Paris, Berlin, Andé) of the C.I.C.A.E. (Confédération Internationale des cinémas d'art et d'essai), with certificate


graduation from the one year distance learning programme “Der Filmtheaterkaufmann” (movie theatre agent) with certificate


personal award for “exceptional programming” including certificate and prize money by the BKM (Bundesministerium für Kultur und Medien / German Ministry for Culture and Media)

2000 - 2004

business executive of the Atlantis Odeon Kinos, Mannheim

since 1992

working in the cinema industry (box office, projectionist, theatre management)