Ingo Petzke

M.A. (Bochum), Prof. (Würzburg), PhD (Bond), Dr. phil. (Osnabrück)



Ingo Petzke (b. Germany, 1947) is an internationally acclaimed film scholar. Since 1983 he is Professor for Film & Video at Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) Würzburg in Germany. He spent considerable time in Australia: as Visisting Professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane in 1992 and as Associate Professor at Bond University from 2001 - 2006.

A filmmaker in his own right, Ingo had his short films screened at numerous international festivals. His oeuvre includes several CD-ROMs and most recently ongoing work on a series of DVDs.

Among the short films he produced was Ayers Rock by Paul Winkler (Australia) and several American shorts by German Bastian Clevé. He was also a Supervising Producer on more than 1,000 student films, some awarded internationally.

Ingo was involved in starting or running four art house cinemas in Germany and also the driving force behind the Gold Coast Cinematheque.

He worked free-lance as a programmer for major festivals including the reknown Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the Trondheim Film Festival (Norway), and the Würzburg International Film Weekend (Germany). In 1981 he was co- founder of the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrueck (Germany).

Mostly for the Goethe-Institut (German Culture Institute) he lectured and conducted workshops in more than 30 countries world-wide - as far apart as Japan, Philippines, Thailand, USA, Ukraine and Chile. For several years he was a member of the Goethe-Institut's Film Board.

Ingo was a consultant for the German Federal Government (media curriculum development) and the Croatian Government (external quality audit).


Ingo has widely published internationally, most notably his Noyce biography Phillip Noyce - Backroads to Hollywood (Sydney: Pan MacMillan 2004).
The Experimental Film Handbook (Frankfurt: Deutsches Filmmuseum 1989), Companies on the Internet: Designing Web Sites (Munich: Oldenbourg 1998) and The Big Premiere Software Companion (Düsseldorf: Data Becker 2001) [which simultaneously was released in a French version] are his stand-out publications. His articles have been published in numerous German papers and magazines but also internationally in Oko (Zagreb), Kinoteka (Zagreb), Falter (Vienna), Agenda (Melbourne), Metro (St.Kilda) and Senses of Cinema (Melbourne). His most current one - about Rabbit-Proof Fence by Noyce - can be found in 24 Frames - The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand (London: Wallflower Press 2007)

His main areas of research are the history of the international avant-garde film, the new interactive media and most recently Australian Cinema.

Das Experimentalfilm Handbuch
Unternehmen im Internet: Web Seiten gestalten
Das Grosse Buch Adobe Premiere 6
Phillip Noyce: Backroads to Hollywood
Australia & New Zealand



Ingo likes Minimal Music, collects books on Arctic Exploration and dreams of producing the definite film about Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the first human at the North Pole. He is enthralled by Australia and prefers a good Australian Shiraz to anything else...



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