Professor at Universität Bremen, works in the areas of film studies, media aesthetics and film education. Publications include: "Filmstandbilder: Passagen zwischen Kunst und Kino" (2004), "Das ABC des Kinos: Foto, Film, Neue Medien" (2009), "Reading Film Stills. Analyzing Film and Media Culture" (forthcoming). He is academic director of the annual International Bremen Film Conference and co-editor of: "Word and Flesh. Cinema Between Text and the Body" (2008), "Cinema Dreams. Projection, Imagination, Vision" (2009), "Learning from the Cinema.