Christine Hille was born on the 9th of August 1973 in Lutherstadt Eisleben/GDR. On 9th of October 1989 she moved with her family to Düsseldorf, West Germany. In 1993 she moved to Berlin. From 1999 to 2004 she had studied in the creative producer course at the German Film School in Berlin. She finished with “The Balkan Champion“, a documentary by Réka Kincses (New Talent Prize and Prize of the Public at Filmweek Duisburg 2006, Best Hungarian Documentary in 2006, First prize at the Sibiu Film Festival in Romania, screened in Toronto (HotDocs) in 2007). She worked as a production assistant and production manager for several companies (Zero film GmbH, Kordes & Kordes GmbH, OPAL Filmproduktion GmbH) before she started to work as a freelance creative producer. Her first international co-production was “PianoMania“ by Robert Cibis and Lilian Franck (several festivals and prizes, the price for the best film of the Critic’s Week at its international premiere at the Locarno Film Festival). In 2008 she started to work as a coordinator of the DOK Industry offers at DOK Leipzig before becoming head of the department in 2009. When she is not working for the festival, she plays canoe polo, tries to raise tomatoes in her garden and she’s also becoming an expert in homeopathy.
Founded in 1955, DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival For Documentary and Animated Film - is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films. During the Cold War, the festival was a unique place of encounter for filmmakers from East and West. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, DOK Leipzig has developed into one of the most dynamic festivals for documentary and animated film, providing a high-quality programme and – since 2004 – additional industry offers. Artistic animated film is an integral part of the festival for decades and is represented with an independent competition since 1995. This twin-track character makes Leipzig unique in the festival landscape. In view of its varied and exciting history, it celebrates freedom of mind and speech, as well as pointedly illustrated images. High-quality art house cinema, superbly narrated stories, a critical eye, subtle observation, exploration of the memory of images shape DOK Leipzig’s character and diversity.