Markus Kaatsch studied film production at the German Film- and TV Academy Berlin from 2010 till 2017. Before and during his studies he produced a number of short and feature films, which won over 70 film festival awards around the world. To his main student festival successes belong the shorts EAT (over 240 festivals), COME AND PLAY (Best Short Film at Semaine de la Critique, 66th Cannes Film Festival), COCOON (German Short Film Award), HER SON (Clermont-Ferrand 2016), EYE FOR AN EYE (Student Oscar Nomination 2016) and the feature film BUBE STUR (Perspektive Deutsches Kino, 65th Berlinale Film Festival).
In 2015 Markus founded the film production company about:film with the focus on emerging filmmakers and produced the documentary FAMILY LIFE, premiered at the Berlinale 2018, nominated for the German Documentary Film Award, and the feature PRÉLUDE, brought to German cinemas in 2019 by X-Verleih and Warner Bros.
From 2020 the work of about:film is continued by the newly founded Zeitgeist Filmproduktion.
In 2011 he founded the film festival agency aug&ohr medien, one of the biggest agencies of this kind in the world. The agency distributes about 1200 films, which won a variety of awards – Oscar Nomination 2016, 3 European Film Award Nominations in 2017, 7 Student Oscars, national short film awards in different countries, yearly Oscar Qualifications – and took part in the most important festivals around the globe.