Christoph Gröner studied in Munich, Venice and Salamanca. Since 2004 he has been a journalist in the field of culture and media (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Welt, AZ, Film&TV-Kamermann, Cinearte). Until 2011 he was writing the column "First Look" in Blickpunkt:Film and was doing numerous moderations. In 2008 he joined the Filmfest Munich team, as an international programmer and since 2012 he is responsible for the "New German Cinema" section. Gröner won the "Förderpreis Filmjournalismus FFF Bayern" award in 2006.Read More
Monika Schärer is a culture and travel journalist and is working since 1989 in TV and radio. In 2011, she acquired Topicfilm together with her husband, one of the oldest production companies in Switzerland. 2012 Schärer directed her first documentary feature for Swiss television, ROUSSEAUS CHILDREN, about an emigrated family. The film won the "Best Documentary" Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival in the section Snowdance and was shown at the Solothurner Filmtage. Schärer is also a moderator, speaker and panelist for cultural and political topics.Read More
Marcy Goldberg is a film historian, media consultant, university lecturer and translator. She studied cinema and cultural studies in Toronto, Canada, and has been based in Zurich since 1996. She writes and speaks about film, culture and politics, and is a regular guest on the arts & culture talk show “Kultur-Stammtisch” on Swiss public radio SRF 4. She enjoys moderating at film festivals, conferences and a variety of other cultural events.Read More
Hahne is a professor for film. She is the founder and has been the co-director for many years of the film-program at the Zurich Academy of the Arts, where she was also teaching until 2016. Her teaching engagements also include the HFF Munich or the Goethe Institute in India. Since she was directing documentaries in Germany, USA and Australia. Her speciality are portraits about art and science cooperation (AIL Productions Zürich).