Thomas Hailer is a Berlinale Curator
Thomas Hailer advises the Festival Director in all questions pertaining to the programme and in synchronising all programme-related communication sequences across the sections and departments of the Berlinale. In addition, he advises the Festival Director in the artistic positioning and structural development of the Berlinale, with special emphasis on the dovetailing of all individual sections with the European Film Market.
He was section head of Berlinale Generation from 2002 - 2008, a period marked by the introduction of the 14plus competition, the expansion of the programme to include young adults.
Thomas Hailer is a dean at the Akademie für Kindermedien, a training initiative by the Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm (German Children's Film Development Association). His activities as dramatic adviser have included project supervision in the children's film funding department at the foundation "Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film" until 2008.