Christine Dollhofer has been involved with film and film festivals since 1991. She studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. Between 1992 and 1997, she was the artistic and managing director of the art house cinema, Filmcasino, in Vienna. Between 1997 and 2003, she was the artistic and managing director of the Diagonale Festival of Austrian Films in Graz. Since 2004, she has worked in managing and programming for Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz, Austria, which devotes its program to idiosyncratic, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from around Europe. She has been a board or jury member of several film institutions and film funds in Austria, and a member of the European Film Academy. She is an acquisition consultant for the distribution company, Filmladen, in Vienna, and since 2011 has worked as the program delegate for Austria/Germany/Switzerland for the International Film Festival in San Sebastián, Spain.