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programming BOARD

The films for the two programmes «Ageing and the Elderly» have been selected in close cooperation with the Reformierte Kirchgemeinde and the Spitex Ostermundigen and we are grateful for their support!

The contributions to the  international competition have been selected by the members of our

Programming Board 2018:

Picture: Portrait Alex Oberholzer

Alex Oberholzer

Filmjournalist at «Radio24», free­lance film curator and moderator. Part-time working in the communication department of Switzerland’s Federal Office of Social Insurances. Supported look&roll from its beginnings in 2006, since October 2015 as president of the association «look&roll».

Picture: Black and white portrait of Gabriela Betschart

Gabriela Betschart

Gabriela studied Graphic Design and Film. Her graduation film “Bipolar. An Interview with Richard” has been invited to 25 festivals worldwide. She later focused on cinematography at HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg, HFF Munich and ZHDK Zurich. For her contribution as a cinematographer at the internationally praised documentary “Neukand” she won the “First Steps-Award” at the Berlinale. She is working as a freelancer in cinematography and directing.

Picture: Portrait of Wille Felix Zante

Wille Felix Zante

Wille lives and works in Berlin, where he graduated in Sign Language and American Studies. He is working as a volunteer with younger deaf people, translates technical texts, writes reviews on video games and articles on deaf culture and theatre. In his spare time he enjoys his activities as an dramatic adviser and actor in the theatre project «Die Taube Zeitmaschine».

Picture: Black and white portrait of Suzanne Schweizer

Suzanne Schweizer

Suzanne Schweizer has been until her recent retirement co-director and programmer of Basel’s kult.kino AG over many years. She has been member of the programing board for «look&roll» 2018 member of our international jury 2014.

Picture: Portrait Gerhard Protschka

Gerhard Protschka

Founder and director of the festival since 2006. Advisor on accessibility of cultural events. Producer of audiodescription and subtitles for the hard of hearing. Freelance curator of short film programmes.