Board and management

Picture: Portraitfoto der knapp 30-jährigen Brianna Deeprose

Brianna Deeprose

As a communications designer and creative practitioner who herself has a chronic illness, Brianna Deeprose addresses issues of accessibility, empowerment and representation of people with disabilities and chronic illnesses in her work as part of the community. Her work has included organizing readings on healthcare discrimination and participating in a lecture series on invisible disabilities. After her training in visual communication, she studied process design at the HGK FHNW. In her own film projects, she analyzed the portrayal of people with disabilities and chronic illnesses in film and examined the perspective from which their stories are often told. To this day, one-dimensional narratives dominate in films, which can essentially shape our culture and perception of disability. As the future festival director, she sees it as a necessity to continue to bring the most versatile and diverse stories possible to the screen. After a thorough introduction, Brianna Deeprose, alongside her team, will assume the directorship of look&roll starting mid-2023.

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.

Picture: Portrait Alex Oberholzer

Alex Oberholzer

Filmjournalist at «Radio24», free­lance film curator and moderator. Alex, affected by polio in his early childhood,  supported look&roll from its very beginnings in 2006. Since October 2015 he is president of the association «look&roll».

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 Esther Gingold

Esther Gingold

For many years member of the managing board of Switzerland biggest self-helping organisation for the disabled, Procap. Today head of the Spitex Ostermundigen an organisation offering a wide range of services for the elder in a small town close to Bern.