Julia Kuniß (M.A.) studied German, Russian and film history in Berlin and Moscow. She has been working in the field of film and media since 1998. She is a film curator, festival organiser, PR consultant and translator specialising in German-Russian film relations. Since 2008, Julia Kuniß has been the artistic director of the Interkultura Kommunikation agency, which she took over as sole director in 2015. She was a founding member of the German-Russian Film Academy.

In 2005, Julia Kuniß co-founded the > Russian Film Week in Berlin and was responsible for the strategic and artistic development of the project, among other things. She continuously expanded the festival’s programme concept, which took place annually up to and including 2019, with numerous special series, industry events and innovative programmes for the promotion of young talents.

In 2014, she initiated and directed the > silent film festival „Between Berlin and Paris“ at the Zeughauskino in the German Historical Museum in Berlin. She has also conceived and realised numerous > film series and projects as part of the German-Russian film exchange. In 2017, she curated and directed the > Berlin Film Festival in Moscow on behalf of the Senate of Berlin.

> Sustainability in film is an important concern for her. She initiated and was responsible for the programme > StadtNaturFilm on behalf of Urania Berlin 2020-2021. Her current curatorial work focuses on topics such as „Women in film and television“ and „Changes in gender roles and gender psychology“.

Julia Kuniß regularly > advises film institutions, film productions and festivals. From 2002-2008 she was festival delegate for Russia at the Festival of Eastern European Film in Cottbus and curated the programme „Focus: New Cinema from Russia“. Her clients also include the International Documentary Film Festival DOK Leipzig, the Go East Film Festival Wiesbaden and German Films Service + Marketing GmbH. Julia Kuniß regularly collaborates on projects with the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum for Film and Television, the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and the Berlin International Film Festival.

Her articles, film reviews, catalogue contributions and studies have appeared in the following specialist media, among others: Filmdienst, CineGraph, Encyclopaedia of German-language film, epd film, FilmGeschichte as well as in publications of the Goethe-Institut, the Berlinale and the Academy of Arts.