He will be one of the “packaging panel” referees in the festival and will hold the proficient “plot and script expansion” together with Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Abdolvahab. Gottschalk will also give a speech among others in documentary film market of the festival.
Since 1984 he has been working as a writer, editor and producer on ZDF, Maniz, DFF, Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, RBB (formerly OBB) and Potsdam-Babelsberg.
He started his job in credible Arte network of France from 1996 as a produce, planner, purchase executive and co-producer.
Gottschalk has contributed in many European authentic film festival and currently teaches at university.