Kibidoué Eric Bayala

Musician, poet, passionate screenwriter and director of four documentaries with a focus on interculturality, most recently Widerklang der Seele (AT 2017, 86 min). Born in Burkina Faso, home to the African Film Festival. Lives with his family in Igls since 2003, in 2006 founded the association Verein Sahel Tirol, of which he is currently chairman. Works on his PhD thesis at the Institute of Sociology in University of Innsbruck.

Marco Friedrich Trenkwalder

Studied educational science at University of Innsbruck. Works as a freelancer in video production and filmmaking, technician in diverse theatre productions. Received two short film awards in 2011 for Les Fleurs du Mal and ERROR 3000. Developed the silent film fairy tale Das Glück der Lücke between 2012 and 2017. Initiator of the DIAMETRALE, Internationales (Film)Festival für Experimentelles und Komisches (International Film Festival for Experiments and Weirdness).

Michael Haupt

Studied educational science at University of Innsbruck. Head of Initiative Minderheiten Tirol, management board member of Tiroler Kulturinitiativen/IG Kultur Tirol (Tyrolean cultural initiatives), long-time cultural worker in various fields. Producer and presenter at FREIRAD, free radio Innsbruck, exhibitions and publications as photographer. Involved conceiving, producing and acting in several short films.

Andrea Krotthammer

MA in German and French (teaching degree) from University of Innsbruck/ Université de Montréal with a focus on Quebec literature and film. Since 2014 at Newspaper Archive Innsbruck, since 2015 at the Center of Canada Studies Innsbruck, since 2011 at Goldenes Dachl museum. Writes film reviews in French for Quebec online

Bernhard Oskar Schneider

Studies Political Science and Philosophy at University of Innsbruck. Producer and presenter at Radio OE1 and FREIRAD, working in the wide field of sound as a DJ, performance artist and composer, former trainer for German as a foreign language for male migrants.

Alena Klinger

Employee at Initiative Minderheiten Tirol. Studied Sociology at Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, currently doing her master’s degree in “Gender, Culture and Social Change” at University of Innsbruck. Freelance photographer and designer.

María Teresa Herrera Vivar

María Teresa Herrera Vivar, social scientist, currently education officer at the Development Policy Network Hessen. Before that she was active in research and teaching at the University of Innsbruck and at the Goethe University Frankfurt and worked on gender and migration, intersectionality, diversity and anti-discrimination as well as on decolonial/postcolonial feminist perspectives; for many years involved in various racism-critical initiatives.

Florian Ohnmacht

Florian Ohnmacht is university assistant at the Research- and Teaching Department “Migration and Education” at the Institute of Educational Science of the University of Innsbruck. Previously, he studied political science and sociology and worked as an university assistant at the Institute of History and European Ethnology of the University of Innsbruck.

Marta César

Studied social work in Jaén (Spain) and Chile, then worked in the field of participation. Master of social communication and intercultural mediation. Working for the NGO “CIC BATA” on the subject of ‘audiovisual media as a tool for social change’. Active in the communication, organization and facilitation of workshops, seminars and boot camps. Studied linguistics at the University of Innsbruck and worked in film production.

Margit Leiner-Henry

English/American and Spanish Cultural Studies with focus on teaching, University of Innsbruck. Certificate of Bilingualism (Italian/German) of the Republic of Italy. Vocational training course for Tourism and Marketing Assistance at WIFI Innsbruck (Vocational Training Centre of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce). TEFL-Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). (Project)work in the fields of touristic organisation in Trieste/Italy and cultural organisation at the Italien-Zentrum (Italian Studies Centre) of the University of Innsbruck and in Yokosuka/Japan. Language instructor (English, Italian, Spanish, German; various age groups) at private and public institutions in Innsbruck, Trieste, as well as in Yokosuka and Yokohama/Japan.

Sascha Mache

Sascha Mache works as an editor for TV stations of the German ARD. He deals with the conditions and consequences of migration in the capitalist world market on different levels, whether in scientific discussion, political engagement or as a filmmaker with documentary and short film projects.


Verena Teissl

Doctors degree in comparative studies from the University of Innsbruck, is professor of cultural management and cultural studies at FH Kufstein Tirol. Co-established the International Film Festival Innsbruck (IFFI) between 1992 and 2002, was project manager in the programme department of Viennale (2002-2009). Recent publications: Kulturveranstaltung Festival (2013) and Kulturtourismus in Tirol. Chancen und Widerstände in einer Alpenregion (2017, co-authored with Klaus Seltenheim), both transcript Verlag Bielefeld.

Former Team Members

Sandra Altenberger

Sandra Altenberger, social pedagogue in the youth sector, fellow of the doctoral program “Gender and gender relations in transformation: spaces – relations – representations”. Research interests: postcolonial theory, critique of racism, critical gender research, intersectionality.