Tina Leeb



“Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it's probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.”
- Banksy

fastforward focuses on shaping documentary projects from the very beginning - for a modern market.

In our transforming media landscape there is a lot of movement - especially in content and distribution the world is rapidly changing. And, we need to keep up with these changes because, and maybe more than ever, our world needs documentaries!

New formats and new modes of content delivery have come up with the different kinds of VOD. Usage of linear TV is declining, regulations for extended free VOD rights for European films with films viewable online for months have come up. International co-productions and global deals call for heightened visibility.

All this forces filmmakers, producers and distributors to finding new strategies. A challenge we can meet by delivering well-developed stories along with tailored distribution and marketing strategies – making our projects visible!

In the past years I have successfully produced internationally acclaimed award winning documentaries with my company Celluloid Fabrik in Leipzig. I have always believed that filmmakers and producers should think like startups about every film project. Not only setting up a business plan but also customizing a distribution and marketing strategy for every project – from the very beginning.

An early outreach concept or impact campaign helps to secure new partners as “content allies” and fosters access to audiences. Broadcasters, NGOs and different institutions, distributors, platforms, sales agents are all part of your team – some with diverging interests and different needs for rights. The management of rights is another core element of successful production and distribution. Self-distribution, Hybrid distribution and split-rights deals are strategies that help in setting up effective collaborations.

A well developed marketing and distribution strategy will guide you through the outreach plan and will help to manage the rights – to successfully finance, produce and market each project.

My services


MEDIAstart | Concept for Launch of Media Start-up Initiative for Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM
Consultant, Strategic Advisor
AHOY UTOPIA (WT) | Director: Greta Taubert | Documentary | 85’/ 52’ Cinema & TV for Neue Celluloid Fabrik
Creative Producer, Script Consultant, Strategic Advisor
When the Fog lifts (WT) | Director: Nancy Brandt | Animated Documentary | 85’/ 52’ Cinema & TV for Balance Film
Script Consultant
MUHI – generally temporary | Directors: Rina Castelnuovo & Tamir Elterman | Documentary | 85’/ 52’ Cinema & TV for Neue Celluloid Fabrik
Executive Producer, Script Consultant, Distribution Strategy
Milk – facts, figures and beliefs | Director: Winfried Oelsner | Documentary | 60’/ 52’ TV
Producer, Idea
Good - better - vegan? | Director: John A. Kantara | Documentary | 45'/ 52' TV
Lachesis | Director: Philipp J. Neumann | Short Feature | 26' Cinema & TV
Shalom Italia | Director: Tamar Tal Anati | Documentary | 60'/70' Cinema & TV
Co-Producer, Script Consultant
10 Billion - what's on your plate? | Director: Valentin Thurn | Documentary | 102' / 52' / 45' / 30' Cinema & TV
The Agent | Director: Rudolph Herzog | Documentary | 55'/ 42' TV
Preparation 38 - Leipzig and the German Atom Bomb | Director: Steffen Jindra | Documentary | 30' TV


I was born in Germany in 1966 and grew up moving around the world with my family living in Bangkok, Thailand and Abidjan, Ivory Coast and different cities in Germany. I currently live in Leipzig, Germany.
2017 - now
CEO, fastforward, Leipzig, Germany
Creative producer, dramatic and strategic consultancy for international documentary film projects.
2011 - 2017
CEO, Celluloid Fabrik, Leipzig, Germany
Development and Production of cinema and TV documentaries. Among these "Muhi – generally temporary", winner of the Golden Dove at 60. DOK Leipzig, selected for Ophir 2017, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Hot Docs and many more, "Shalom Italia" selected 2016 for AFI Docs, IDFA and DOCAVIV and "10 Billion – whats on your plate?" the most successful cinematic documentary release in Germany in 2015.
2005 - 2015
Head of Sponsoring and Events, DOK Leipzig
Concept, Establishment and Management of Departments.
2003 - 2015
CEO, Tina Leeb Projektmanagement, Leipzig
Brand Development with focus Sustainability, Event Concepts, Organization and Management for different clients.
2002 - 2005
Assistant to the Managers, Marco Polo Archive Productions GmbH, Halle (Saale)
Management Assistance, Marketing, Human Resource, Accounting, Events und Workshops.
2000 - 2001
Manager Local Heroes - Agentur für Filmservices GmbH, Leipzig
Extras, Casting and Actors Management
1988 - 1993
Psychology Studies at the University of Koblenz · Landau
Freelance author for computer user guides on NOVELL NetWare v2.2 and v3.11 published at Hüthig Verlag, Heidelberg
Freelance Project Manager Multimedia Events for i.e. L´Oréal, IBM, Duscholux, Ellen Betrix for WOB AG, Viernheim, International Communication Agency for Brands and Marketing and Penta Media Concept GmbH, Mannheim


Tina Leeb - fastforward
Holbeinstrasse 10
04229 Leipzig

+49 (0)341 - 51 94 164

tina [at] fastforward [dot] world

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