Trained at German Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, UCLA in Los Angeles and Magica/Emam in Rome in international producing, Tobias Pausinger worked in parallel as producer for shorts and commercials, as reader and acquisitions manager for several German producers and distributors.
In 2003/04, Tobias worked with world sales agent Bavaria Film International in acquisitions. End of 2005 Tobias followed Michael Weber to The Match Factory, to become head of acquisitions. Acquisitions others include films of e.g. Faith Atkin, Pipilotti Rist, Ari Folman, Thomas Vitenberg, Wayane Wang, Danis Tanovic, Tom Tykwer, Jasmila Zbanic, Lisandro Alonso and many others.
Worked as a freelance consultant for film festivals, markets and training initiatives including: Marche du Film/Cannes Film Festival, Ateliers du Cinema Europeen, Media Business School, International Film Festival in Rotterdam and many others.
Tobias was a German producer of “Pandora’s Box” by Yesim Ustaoglu (Golden Shell Award for Best Film at San Sebastian Film Festival 2008)
At the moment Tobias is a Creative Advisor at Leuphana University working on project Innovation Incubator “TV 2.0” Tv 2.0 explores the transformation of participatory and organizational processes that are associated with the interactive communication platforms found in Web 2.0