David Kleingers

David Kleingers majored in American and media studies (MA). As a journalist and film historian, he has published numerous articles and has contributed to books on German, European and international cinema. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as a researcher and editor at CineGraph – Hamburgisches Centrum für Filmforschung. Joining Deutsches Filminstitut in September 2003, he became head of filmportal.de, the institute’s central internet platform on German cinema, in 2005. Since May 2018, he also serves as co-director of strategic development at DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum. Over the years, he has been involved in the conceptualization and implementation of some of the institute’s major digital projects, including the central online catalogue of German film archive holdings. He also represents the DFF on the boards of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) and the Kinematheksverbund.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D1.6 EU Commission Policy Brief: ECCCH – No Cultural Heritage Cloud Without Audiovisual Media


D2.4 Database of Films, Artworks, and other Visual Culture Products


D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification


D4.2 Metadata Integration Concept


Participation in Events

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

Consortium Meeting


Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

Tracing Visual Evidence of the Holocaust: Challenges of the Digital Curation of Liberation Footage across Archives and Disciplines


Tuesday, 26.04.2022, 09:00 to Tuesday, 26.04.2022, 10:30

Moving Images from the Archives. Historical Footage of Nazi Crimes in Documentaries


Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00

Migrating Images and Image Migration: How Popular Culture Shapes the Visual History of the Holocaust


Monday, 12.09.2022, 18:00 to Wednesday, 14.09.2022, 20:00

Vernetzte Bilder: Digitale Zugänge zum audiovisuellen Erbe des Holocaust

Monday, 11.12.2023, 14:00 to Tuesday, 12.12.2023, 17:45

Participation in Videos

Cinematography of the Holocaust: Making the Ephemeral Canonical

Tuesday, 26.04.2022

Digital film platforms expert, filmographic metadata expert (Cinematography of the Holocaust), main contact and representative of DFF
Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main – Germany