SWR Germany Commissioning Editor / Germany
After studying German and English literature in Berlin, Martina Zöllner worked as free lance TV journalist and documentary filmmaker for German public television ARD. 1993 she became content editor within the arts & culture department of SWR, which is one of the stations of German public broadcaster ARD.
From 1998 on, she works as commissioning editor, being head of SWR unit for arts & culture documentaries. Since 2007, she runs the department for both arts & culture documentaries and documentaries of feature film length. Up until now, she commissioned more than 300 documentaries which have been broadcasted on the 1st ARD channel, on the SWR 3rd, on ARTE and 3-sat. She developed and commissioned several docu-series and TV-formats for ARTE and ARD.