Maike Mia Höhne has been the curator and head of Berlinale Shorts since the summer of 2007. She is a filmmaker and curator.
She was born in Hanover in 1971. Between 1994 and 1999 she studied visual communication at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Havana as well as the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. After working in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she completed her post-graduate studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg with a focus on film. She works as a curator and juror for several institutions and festivals worldwide and is involved in film funding on a regional and national level. Höhne teaches film at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Hamburg. From March 2019, she will be artistic director of the Hamburg International Short Film Festival. She lives with her husband and her two children in Hamburg.