Cornelia Klauß, grew up in East-Berlin. Studied film at HFF Babelsberg and was also active in the Super8 film-scene at the same time. 1990-2003, film programme director at the Babylon art house cinema. Appointed to the selection committee of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival. Freelance writer, dramaturge, editor of political travel books and director. Active from 2010 to 2016 as a media spokesperson for the Federal Association for Communal Cinemas. Since 2017, secretary of Film and Media Art section at Akademie der Künste.