Studied Translation at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences with two semesters abroad at the Universidad de Complutense in Madrid and the Northumbria University in Newcastle, as well as further training as cultural manager at the Haus der Wirtschaft Berlin. Since 1997, Ute Dilger has been a press and public relations officer at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. As part of her work at the KHM, she also advises students on the publication and exploitation of their films at international festivals, on television and in the cinema. Ute Dilger has represented the KHM in the AG Kurzfilm since 2003 and was already on the board from 2004 to 2010. She is also a member of the board of "Köln im Film", an association that researches and presents Cologne's film and cinema history.