Martina Valentina Baumgartner holds a diploma in architecture and discovered her love for film & stories at an early age. She has started her career in working as an art director for international arthouse films. In recent years, she has been increasingly involved in film production as a freelancer for companies such as Pola Pandora, Match Factory Productions and Amusement Park Films. In 2015, she launched the Baumi Award (in memory of her late father Karl "Baumi" Baumgartner, Pandora Film), which she has been overseeing ever since. From 2018 to 2020 she worked as a project manager with the Nipkow Programm, a highly regarded fellowship programme for international filmmakers. I In 2021 Martina joined the Berlinale EFM as Doc Coordinator and worked on the editions 2022 and 2023.