Torsten Neumann studied German & English Literature and Theater Sciences in Hanover and Berlin. He is the co-founder and director of the Oldenburg International Film Festival. Since 1999, he is the co-owner of the Berlin-based distribution company Independent Partners. He produced the compilation film 99euro-films, which in 2002 opened the Perspectives German Cinema section of the Berlin International Film Festival. He is also a producer at Osiris Media, a production company specializing in international co-productions.