Holger Jancke was born in Berlin in 1966. In 1987, he began work as a researcher, assistant director, dramaturgist and author in the DEFA documentary film studio. Parallel to this, he made his own underground films and videos. Since 1990, he has written film reviews for the press, including for the taz and Berliner Zeitung. Also active as a writer, a selection of his films includes: Traeume und Traenen (2000), Das Bankett (2001), and Borderline (Grenze, 2004).