Volker Otte, Lawyer

Volker Otte, born Hamburg in 1962. First and second state law examination in 1990 and 1993 respectively. Afterwards Senior Civil Servant of the City of Berlin, latterly in the Chancellery of the Berlin Senate for the Governing Mayor.
From 1995 to 1998 head of the legal department of the German Federal Film Board (FFA), then authorised signatory and founder of the film funding department at Road Movies Filmproduktion.
Independent legal office and consultancy since October 2002, specialising in the law of Film, Media and Cultural Funding.

Member of the European Film Academy (
Member of the “German-French-Film Academy” (
Member of the German Film Academy Association (
Member of supporters circle of the Film and Television Museum (

Working languages: German, English

Marko Djerek

Marko Djerek, born in Berlin in October 1985. Studied at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder and at the University of Ljublijana, graduating with a Master‘s in European Studies in 2016. Working in the office since February 2010. Initially as an intern, followed by a student assisant position and as a permanent employee since April 2016. Participated in a variety of workshops and seminars on the topic of filmfunding held by the Erich-Pommer-Institut.

Working languages: German, English

Edith Richter

Edith Richter, born in April 1994. After finishing high school in Dessau in 2012, she studied Media Management / Journalism in Magdeburg and graduated in 2018. While being a student, she worked as an intern in Business Affairs at Babelsberg Motion Pictures GmbH (mainly with applications for filmfunding and production services) and got employed as an assistent to managing director and accounting afterwards. She joined the law office in August 2019.

Working languages: German, English