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Managing director of the LICHTBLICK Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH / Germany

Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, born in 1954, holds an M.A. in Television, Film and Theatre from the Freie Universität in Berlin. He was commissioning editor at the German broadcaster, ZDF between 1981 and 1991 when he became shareholder and managing director of the independent film production company LICHTBLICK FILM in Cologne and Berlin.
LICHTBLICK belongs to the leading independent production houses in Germany and has collaborated with filmmakers, broadcasting companies and partner firms in more than 40 countries. The results have included such outstanding documentary films as 'Tigrero' by Mika Kaurismäki (with Samuel Fuller and Jim Jarmusch) which received the International Film Critic's Award at the Berlinale, 'Out of Tibet' by Solveig Klassen, which was awarded the Goldener Löwe in Munich and nominated for the Joris Ivens Award in Amsterdam, or 'Massaker', which was awarded the Fipresci Prize at the Berlinale as well as the Special Prize of the Jury in Nyon.
Also feature films have been co-produced, like 'Little Thieves, Big Thieves' by Alejandro Sandermann (e.g. Sundance Festival), 'La Noce' by Pawel Lungin and 'Divine Intervention' by Elia Suleiman, both were awarded with the Special Prize of the Jury in Cannes.