Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Consortium Member

Founded originally as Deutsches Institut für Filmkunde (DIF) in 1949, the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum is the oldest film heritage institution in Germany. As a pioneer in film preservation and the advancement of film culture, the DFF today functions as a unique combination of research institute, museum, cinema and archive, providing an exceptional variety of services and expertise: from managing numerous collections covering all aspects of cinema and cinematography to screenings at festivals, from digitization projects to various educational programs. The DFF actively works towards intercultural understanding, cultivating close relationships to institutions and initiatives in film arts and film sciences around the world. Thereby, DFF links the history, materiality and meaning of film to the digital future.
As an integral part of its mission, the DFF promotes film culture through national and international online services and projects. With, the DFF maintains the central internet platform for German Cinema and the authoritative national filmography. On the European level, the DFF has coordinated several seminal projects, including MIDAS, EFG – The European Film Gateway, and EFG1914.

Role in the Project

The DFF provides the VHH project with the filmographic metadata of Holocaust-related films. The “Cinematography of the Holocaust”, jointly created in the course of 20 years from 1992 to 2012 by Fritz Bauer Institut and DFF under the visionary lead of Ronny Loewy, comprises some 4,000 films. Only partially accessible for years, this vast metadata collection is systematically revised, updated and expanded in the course of the VHH project. Films released after 2012 are added jointly by VHH teams at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the DFF. With its expertise on metadata, the DFF also contributes to the development of the VHH-EFG Metadata Schema.

Team Members

Eleonore Emsbach

Filmographic metadata expert

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Kerstin Herlt

Film institutions expert, filmographic metadata expert (Cinematography of the Holocaust)

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David Kleingers

Digital film platforms expert, filmographic metadata expert (Cinematography of the Holocaust), main contact and representative of DFF

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Bianca Sedmak

Editor (filmographic metadata: Cinematography of the Holocaust)

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Participation in Public Deliverables

D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification


D4.2 Metadata Integration Concept


Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting


Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Kick-off Meeting


Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00



Monday, 21.10.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 22.10.2019, 16:00