Anne Gaschütz, festival organizer and programmer, grew up in Dresden, Germany, before moving to England in 2002 and later studying film in Wales. Upon returning to her hometown, she experienced all of the stages in film production at the Dresden-based production company filoufilm. Since then, she has worked as a production assistant and production manager on numerous short film projects. She joined FILMFEST DRESDEN - International Short Film Festival in 2013 as part of the International Selection Committee and was in charge of the coordination of the festival as well as the forum Visegrád in Short(s) before becoming the festival's co-director in July 2020. She is also one of the initiators of Talking Shorts, an online magazine that focuses on short film criticism.