Change in the Board of Directors of the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art eV

Anna Mallmann qualified for cultural management after studying law and art history in Heidelberg, Berlin and London. After completing a master’s degree in museum science and the second state examination in law, she has worked in various functions in Germany and abroad for the Goethe-Institut since 2005, since 2009 as regional commercial manager for north-western Europe at the Goethe-Institut London, later for central and eastern Europe at the Goethe-Institut Prague and most recently in the Department of Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office.

“Arsenal will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year. I look forward to continuing the valuable work in Berlin and beyond, together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, the Arsenal team and its many supporters, and to shaping its future. Film culture is an important source of reflection and exchange about the past, present and future. The fact that history and change are so inextricably linked at Arsenal is both its particular strength and a nice challenge,” says Anna Mallmann about her new role.

Stefanie Schulte Strathaus is a film scholar and has been a curator at Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art since the early 1990s. She has been a member of the board of directors since 2004. From 2001-2019 she was on the selection committee for the Berlinale Forum, which has been organized by Arsenal since 1971. Together with Anselm Franke, she founded the Forum Expanded in 2006, which she headed until 2020. Most recently, she built up archive work as a key area of ​​work at Arsenal and shaped it as the “Living Archive”.

Stefanie Schulte Strathaus on the change on the Arsenal board: “After 17 years on the board with Milena Gregor and Birgit Kohler, I would like to thank them both very much for their cooperation. Together we have made Arsenal what it is now. That’s why I’m happy I am very pleased that they will remain at Arsenal as program managers and that our productive exchange can continue. I am also looking forward to continuing to shape the future of Arsenal in tandem with Anna Mallmann as commercial director. Like all cultural institutions, we are going through difficult times Times are facing great challenges. I am confident that with the new structure, our dedicated team and all our friends and partners, we are in the best possible position for this.”

The lively communication of international film culture has been the task and passion of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art since 1963. As a research and educational institution that works regionally, nationally and internationally, the Berlin institution creates a communicative network and enables space for (film) cultural dialogue. Arsenal assumes a pioneering role in the development of future-oriented models for cinema, distribution, festival and archive work. Arsenal has two cinemas on Potsdamer Platz, while the film collection, which includes over 10,000 international independent cinema works, is housed in the silent green cultural quarter in Berlin-Wedding.
As a non-profit association, the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art fulfills a cultural mission. For this purpose, it receives funding from the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM). In addition, the arsenal receives project-related support from numerous institutions and partners.