Presidium and Board

INTERFILM exists since 1955 and functions with a honorary management. Its activities are supported by different churches and cooperation partners as festivals and filmcultural organisations. It works with an international presidium and an enlarged board. Every three years a general assembly is held for all members of INTERFILM. The actual board was elected at the general assembly in Erlangen 2019.

Members of the Presidium are

President: Prof. Dr. theol. Julia Helmke
Lutheran Pastor, film critic and lecturer, General Secretary of the German Protestant Kirchentag, Fulda (Germany) 



Executive Director: Karsten Visarius
Film critic, former Head of the Filmcultural Center of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Frankfurt (Germany) 



Vice President: Ingrid Glatz
Protestant Pastor, Co-President of Interfilm Suisse, Bern (Switzerland)



Vice President: Jes Nysten
Protestant pastor and film critic, Roskilde (Denmark)




Vice President: Charlotte Wells
Art historian, Coordinator of Cultural Affairs of the Church of Sweden, Uppsala (Sweden)

INTERFILM Jury Coordinator
Dietmar Adler
Pastor, Bad Münder (Germany)



Additional members of the Board:

Jacques Champeaux, Issy-les-Moulineaux/France
Christian Engels, Berlin/Germany
Joël Friso, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Dr. Viktor Kókai-Nagy, Budapest/Hungary
Dr. h.c. Philip Lee, Toronto/Canada
Michele Lipori, Rome/Italy
Ludvig Lindelöf, Göteborg/Sweden
Dr. Jolyon Mitchell, Edinburgh/Great Britain
Sofia Sjö, Turku/Finland
Waltraud Verlaguet, Fayence/France