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Claudia Steffen

Claudia Steffen




Decision Maker 2019


producer and managing director of PANDORA FILM Produktion GmbH

Claudia Steffen joined the Cologne (Germany) based PANDORA FILM Produktion in 1998, became partner in 2005 and since 2012 she serves also as managing director. Her work as producer consists of more than forty feature films with stories and directors from all around the globe.

Her recent films include Ulrich Köhler’s IN MY ROOM (Ger/It – Cannes Un Certain Regard 2018), HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis (Ger/Fr/Uk/Pl – Toronto Gala, San Sebastian Competition 2018) and GUNDERMANN by Andreas Dresen (six German Film Awards 2019 incl. Best Film).

company profile

PANDORA FILM was founded in 1981 as distributor in Frankfurt and became a leading distribution company of international arthouse movies. In 1997 PANDORA FILM PRODUKTION was founded as production division based in Cologne. The courage to also produce unusual film projects has been rewarded during the last 30 years with numerous awards from all major film festivals, national and international film prizes.

Today PANDORA FILM PRODUKTION presents itself as an independent production company with a catalogue of over 120 films, selected film releases 2018/2019:

THE MONEY CHANGER by Federico Veiroj (Toronto Platform, San Sebastian Horizontes)
MONOS by Alejandro Landes (Sundance Competition/ Jury Award, Berlinale Panorama)
ALL MY LOVING by Edward Berger (Berlinale Panorama)
GUNDERMANN by Andreas Dresen (six German Film Awards including Best Film)
HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis (Toronto Gala, San Sebastian Competition)
LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA by Maria Alché (Locarno, San Sebastian Horizontes)
IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler (Cannes Un Certain Regard, Toronto Wavelengths)
LAS HEREDERAS by Marcelo Martinessi (Berlinale Competition, San Sebastian Horizontes)