Achim Forst

Film Critic, Germany

After traineeship with a daily newspaper freelance music and film critic. MA studies (German literature, journalism and musicology) Freie Universität Berlin. Film and music writer for press and radio. Work for the film festivals in Mannheim, Berlin and Munich (selection committee and/or editor catalogue, festival journal).
1991-2020: commissioning editor of 3sat film department at TV station ZDF. Author and director of TV documentaries, including films about Wim Wenders, Russian cinema, the Moscow Film School VGIK, the New Romanian Cinema, “Dogme 95”, artists in Australia and Lars von Trier (two documentaries: 3sat, 1997; Arte 1998).