Film Critic, Germany
Thomas Abeltshauser is a German film critic and freelance journalist based in Berlin. He writes about the current cinema and film festivals for numerous daily newspapers and film magazines. He holds an M.A. in film studies (Freie Universität Berlin) and is a member of FIPRESCI, the German Film Critics Association (VdFk) and Freischreiber. He regularly works as a moderator at panels and Q&As, and has served as a festival jury member in Berlin, Cannes, Palm Springs, New York, Guadalajara (Mexico), Lisbon and Thessaloniki, among others. He has worked as editor of the European Film Awards website and as a member of the selection committee of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandenburg. Contributing author of several books, including „Celebration! 25 Years Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandenburg“ (Neofelis, 2019) and „Queer Cinema Now“ (Salzgeber, 2022).