Andreas Struck has been curator of Panorama since July 2017. He also has editorial control over all the Panorama programme’s communications.
Struck was born in Cologne in 1965. He studied comparative literature in Bonn and Berlin and already directed his first theatre play whilst still a student. After attending a private drama school he worked as assistant director for Hans Neuenfels at the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Burgtheater in Vienna. In 1991, Struck met Derek Jarman and assisted him during the filming of Edward II and Wittgenstein. He then began developing film projects of his own.
Andreas Struck has written and directed several films for the cinema. His debut film, Chill Out, celebrated its world premiere in Panorama in 2000 and went on to screen at numerous festivals around the world. His feature film Sugar Orange won the German Independence Award for Best German Film at the 2004 Oldenburg International Film Festival.
Alongside his film work, Struck has also managed projects for the European Film Promotion organisation in cities including Buenos Aires, New York and Busan. He is currently responsible for their “Europe! Voices of Women in Film” initiative at the Sydney Film Festival.
Andreas Struck has been working for the Panorama section at the Berlin International Film Festival since the early 1990s in roles including that of moderator. In 2006 he became programme advisor at Panorama. He joined the section’s management team in 2017.