Ingrid Beerbaum worked after her graduation from university in different fields of cultural journalism for radio, TV and newspapers in Berlin. Specialised in cinema, she now mostly works as a film critic for several online magazines. Her special focus are documentaries and Eastern European cinema, in general. She also is a regular visitor of festivals in the region like the Berlinale or Cottbus International Film Festival and served in many juries, such as at “Molodist” festival, Kiev or “goEast” in Wiesbaden. Above that, since 2011, she works as the programmer of the (juried) Documentary Competition of “interfilm - International Short Film Festival” in Berlin.