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New Creators Award beim Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2015


Zarges|ctc advises festival and awards organizers on setting up and advancing their profile. This includes, as needed, curation and coordination of competition programs, international market monitoring and research, identification and support of international creatives and their projects, build-up and support of juries, as well as consulting on all creative-content and production aspects of the project. On behalf of the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, Zarges|ctc set up and curated the New Creators Award in 2015 as a new competition category for international high-end series. On behalf of Medien.Bayern GmbH, Torsten Zarges has been a consulting producer since 2022 to support the relaunch of the traditional Bavarian Television Award as the new Blue Panther TV & Streaming Award.


The Agency

Zarges|ctc is an agency for content production, talent & literary management, founded in 2004 in Cologne / Germany by Torsten Zarges.

In our Content Production, we develop and

produce all kinds of professional events for the media, communications and entertainment industry. Mostly in long-term partnerships, we create conventions, conferences, seminars, workshops, presentations and lectures.

In the Talent & Literary Management division, we represent actress and model Larima Nouveau; advise and support writers and publishers in the further advancement and exploitation of their ideas and books; develop and market projects for television, film and streaming.

Managing Partner

Founder and Managing Partner of Zarges|ctc is Torsten Zarges, born in Dortmund in 1975, graduated journalist and political scientist.

After starting his career at »Westfälische Rundschau«, he studied at the University of Dortmund and did a traineeship at public broadcaster WDR in Cologne. He subsequently worked there for several editorial departments in television and radio.

Parallel to setting up the agency, he worked as a freelance media journalist – from 1998 to 2013 for trade paper »kressreport«. Since 2013, he has been the chief reporter for media magazine Since 2004, he is a regular jury member of the prestigious Grimme TV Award. From 2012 to 2018, he was the jury chairman of the German Radio Award, a position he has resumed since 2023.

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