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Michael Weber

Michael Weber

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Position
Company The Match Factory
Website http://www.the-match-factory.com
Michael Weber joined the Bavaria Film Group in 1996 in the world sales division. In April 2000, he was appointed Managing Director of Bavaria Media GmbH. In addition, Michael Weber co-produced, among others Michael Haneke’s Cannes competition films CODE INCONNU, TIME OF THE WOLF and CACHÉ (Best Director Award in Cannes) and Caroline Link’s NOWHERE IN AFRICA (Academy Award® Best Foreign Language Film). Since beginning of 2006 he is running his own sales company, The Match Factory. He founded the company together with Karl Baumgartner and Reinhard Brundig of Pandora Film. Among the Directors represented by The Match Factory are Aki Kaurismäki, Ari Folman, Fatih Akin, Bence Fliegauf, Christian Petzold, Tom Tykwer, Brillante Mendoza, Bent Hamer, Thomas Vinterberg, Eran Kolirin, Miranda July, Danis Tanovic, Amir Naderi and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The company also co-produced, amongst others PANDORA’S BOX and ARAF by Yesim Ustaoglu and UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Palme d’Or in Cannes 2010) and POST TENEBRAS LUX by Carlos Reygadas (Award for Best Director in Cannes 2012). Michael Weber has become a board member of ACE in 2005. He joined the EFA Board in 2010 and is president of Europa International since 2011.

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