Presidium and Board

INTERFILM exists since 1955 and functions with a honorary managment. 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 Stockholm 2016.

Members of the Presidium are

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




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




Vice President: Denyse Muller
Protestant Pastor, President of INTERFILM France, Arles/Cannes




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



Vice President: Hans Hodel
Protestant pastor and teacher, former Film Commissioner of the Reformed Church in Switzerland, Bern




Additional members of the Board:

Dietmar Adler, Bad Münder/Germany, Jury Coordinator
Christian Engels, Berlin/Germany
Dr. Margrit Frölich, Frankfurt a.M./Germany
Ingrid Glatz-Anderegg, Aaarwangen/Switzerland
Piet Halma, Baarn/Netherlands
Dr. h.c. Philip Lee, Toronto/Canada
Dr. Jolyon Mitchell, Edinburgh/Great Britan
Jes Nysten, Roskilde/Denmark
Dr. Gianna Urizio, Rome/Italy
Dr. Anita Uzulniece, Riga/Latvia
Dr. Waltraud Verlaguet, Fayence/France