Tobias Pausinger

Tobias Pausinger

EAVE expert

EAVE on Demand Tallinn 2014
EAVE On Demand Trinidad Tobago 2014

Company details

Position Head of Acquisitions and Development
Company The Match Factory


Tobias Pausinger was trained in international film production and financing in Ludwigsburg, Los Angeles and Rome and holds a MBA of the TU Munich. 2002 till 2009, he was responsible for the acquisition of a variety of multi-award-winning films for international sales at Bavaria Film International and The Match Factory. With The Match Factory, he also co-produced Yesim Ustaoglu’s San Sebastian Golden Shell winning feature film “Pandora’s Box”. Since then, Tobias continuously advised various film festivals and industry initiatives on content and strategic matters, such as e.g. the CineMart of the International Rotterdam Film Festival, Istanbul’s Meetings on the Bridge and Sarajevo’s CineLink etc. and served as a constant member in selection committees of various markets and training schemes. He also worked as script and development consultant and advised film professionals and visual artists on development, financing and distribution. In 2011, together with Jacobine van der Vloed and in collaboration with the IFFR Rotterdam, Frieze Art Fair, CPH:DOX and others, he co-founded the Art:Film initiative to enhance and nurture highly artistic cinema and visual arts. Further, Tobias lectures at various training initiatives throughout Europe and is a member of the European Film Academy. 2017-2019 Tobias acted as a government advisor for the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media of Germany (BKM) in the department for International Affairs and Film Economics and served as the German delegate on the Board of Management at Eurimages. In November 2019 Tobias returned to The Match Factory and Match Factory Productions as head of Acquisitions and Development.

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A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away in 2016. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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