What kind of research do casting directors perform in order to find the right cast? What do actors have to do to be noticed by casting directors? Initiated by actor/producer Lars von Saldern and organized by Tina Thiele and her online-service casting-network in cooperation with the ifs international film school cologne [ifs internationale filmschule köln], the casting-event CAST IN AND FIND OUT takes place during the Cologne Conference for the fifth time. We proudly announce the Hotel am Wasserturm as this year’s host of the event. CAST IN AND FIND OUT gives professional actors the opportunity to introduce themselves to renowned casting directors and other guests like producers, commissioning editors and directors. It offers a platform for an intensive work meeting on the occasion of the presentation of the German Casting Award. Up to 12 casting decision makers meet up with 36 actors so as to receive a personal impression of the people behind the usual applications and show reels. Any professional actor with or without acting agency, can apply for the event until september 5th. The actual participating actors are chosen by the participating casting directors.