Svenja Böttger is the managing director of the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival, the most important festival for up-and-coming German-speaking filmmakers for the last seven editions. In addition to teaching and lecturing at various film schools and universities, she is also a regular jury member at film festivals and foundations. She advises filmmakers on festival distribution strategies and co-initiated AG Filmfestival, the nationwide association of film festivals in Germany, in 2019.
Born in Berlin in 1988, Svenja Böttger studied at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. After working for and managing various smaller film festivals and industry events, she took over as director in Saarbrücken in 2016. Before that, she gained production experience in different film and television projects, among others at Endemol Shine Germany and at the Berlin production company One Two Films.