Since 2014 Dipl.-Kfm. Michael P. Aust is Festival Director of Braunschweig International Filmfestival. Furthermore he heads the film music festival SoundTrack_Cologne since 2004. Michael works in the film industry for more than 20 years with producer credits for 16 feature films and feature length documentaries (e.g. 101 REYKJAVIK, LOW LIGHTS, PARALLAX SOUNDS, EVA HESSE). He is managing director and producer at TelevisorTroika GmbH, a Cologne based company for film production, events and public relations in arts, that Michael founded in 1993.
Michael curates exhibitions and festivals e.g. “DuKunst Media Art Festival” 1992, “Klangvisionen” sound art exhibition 1994, “StadtKlangNetz” conference on cultural education 2007-2014, European Film Music Day at Cannes Film Festival 2009 - 2016, the highly successful “The Art of Pop Video” exhibition (MAKK Cologne 2011, Odessa Art Center 2012, Liverpool FACT 2013), “Next Level Conference” on video games 2012, “PLAY!CGN” on video games in art 2013 , "Hostile Sisters - Interdependencies of Theatre and Film" conference 2016.