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.
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
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).
the Goethe-Institut (German Culture
Institute) he lectured and conducted workshops in more than 30 countries
world-wide - as far apart as Japan, Philippines,
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 - Backroads to Hollywood (Sydney: Pan MacMillan 2004).
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
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)
main areas of research are the history of the international avant-garde
film, the new interactive media and most recently Australian Cinema.
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...