Oct 4-21, 2018
Sabine Rollberg is a German Professor for Artistic Television Productions, Film and TV at the School for Arts and Media in Cologne. After receiving her doctorate degree and working training at at the West German Broadcasting Service (WDR), she worked at WDR as a commissioning editor. Between 1989 and 1994 she was correspondent in Paris for the largest German public broadcasting company (ARD) and between 1994 and 1997 she was chief editor of ARTE in Strasbourg. Starting in 1999, Rollberg was the ARTE representative at editor in chief for ARTE and 3Sat at WDR. Between 2005 and 2008 she was headed the culture department of WDR. From 2008 to 2018 she served as editor in chief of WDR/ARTE. Sabine Rollberg strongly promotes the preservation and fostering of feature documentaries as part of public TV programs. She supports idiosyncratic and unadapted documentary formats despite the pressure of commercialization and focuses on critical subjects and their social and cultural value. In 2009, she was awarded by the German Consortium Documentary Film (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm) with the "Thick Skin" Award.