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Who does what?

Muna Zubedi

Project Coordination 49 15739375483
The Master's graduate in English Literature and Culture from the Universities of Bonn and York St John, she has been working as a project coordinator at the Förderverein Filmkultur Bonn since 2019. At the city's cultural office and the sponsoring association of the Brotfabrik cultural center, she works in project and event management with a focus on theater, science, and cultural education. She is active in several theater groups and associations in Bonn and has a basic education in piano.

Eva Hielscher & Oliver Hanley

artistic directors

Lisa van den Boom

Festival assistent & Programme coordination 49 157 39375482
The cultural scientist with a focus on music and auditive culture, has already worked in the children's and youth program of the Nordic Film Days Lübeck and brings along experiences as a musician. In her current master's program, she is studying feminist film history, among other topics.

Sigrid Limprecht

Management & Project Leadership
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Sigrid Limprecht, director of the Silent Film Festival Bonn, managing director of FFK and BK, commission member of FFA - Film Heritage, lecturer of German Studies Film Practice, jury member Production Funding of Film und Medienstiftung NRW, co-founder of the film distributor RAPID EYE MOVIES and the distribution hub Berlinale talents. Her passion is film music, the strategic initiation of national / international projects and the development of a diverse corporate culture.

Xenia Zoller

Festival Communication
Xenia Zoller studied Comparative Literature in Bonn. For more than seven years, she realized a variety of event and marketing management projects, primarily for internationally oriented companies. Since 2021, she focuses more on the cultural scene and her passion for theater, film, literature and art. Here, she is driven by the desire to make culture accessible to all, as well as her joy in bringing people together and creating enthusiasm.

Elisabeth Lewerenz

Social Media & audience communication
She got a bachelor's degree in English and Media Studies at the University Bonn. She moved to Edinburgh to earn her postgraduate degree in Film Studies, specialising in film philosophy as well as film and gender. Back in Germany, she has worked in performing arts publishing and as an online editor for phoenix. She currently works as a marketing coordinator (with a focus on social media) for Stepin (organising exchange years for students). Elisabeth is also a freelance playwright and translator.

Katharina Huhn

Press contact
Katharina Huhn has gained some experience with silent films and the field of public relations while working for ARTE. In her bachelor thesis, she focused on films and urban literature of the 1920s. She is currently enrolled in a master's program in media studies.

Bärbel Lotter

Personnel & Finances
She studied art history and organized various feminist projects. In 1986, she organized the first women's film series at the Brotfabrik. Since 1992, she has been responsible for the finances and personnel of the Bonner Kinemathek and the Förderverein Filmkultur. In this position, she executes program cinema applications, acquires third-party funding, develops applications, databases, projects and structures administrative processes.

Ivana Cabraja

Event Management
Ivana Cabraja comes from Berlin and is 35 years old. She is originally from Zagreb, but was born in Yugoslavia. She has been working as an event manager in the cultural field for several years. This is her second year as an event manager at the Silent Film Festival in Bonn.

Andrea Kirchhartz

Translation & Intertitles 40 / 41 62 29 46
Andrea Kirchhartz already worked for the Bonn Summer Cinema during her film studies: it all started in 1990 with an internship. Until 1998, she was a permanent employee at the Förderverein Filmkultur Bonn. Today she is a film translator (for subtitles, voice-over and dubbing) and interpreter. At the Silent Film Festival she is responsible for the translation and projection of the intertitles. She is a founding member of the Association of German Film Translators AVÜ e.V. (

Christopher Mondt

Christopher Mondt has been in charge of film festivals in Germany and Europe for many years. His specialties are analog cinema technology, silent film concerts and work for archive cinemas.

Philipp Wiechert

The trained event manager for sound and light has been working for the Bonn Summer Cinema since 1991 and is responsible for sound, light as well as the screen setup during the festival. He works as a sound/light master in various multi-sector houses in Bonn, Oldenburg, Bremen, Munich, Mainz, currently in Cologne and as a freelance lighting designer.

Peter Sprenger

A trained radio electronics technician, he has worked as a projectionist, cinema technician, technical rental and exhibition technician since 1987. He is in demand in these functions from Vienna, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Doha to Transylvania, among others. He has been supporting the festival with his work and technology since 2004.

Bernhard Gugsch

copy logistics & projection
The graduate biologist has been responsible for projection technology and copy logistics at the festival and its cooperation partner Bonner Kinemathek since 1995. As a projectionist he works with 35mm/70mm/16mm films as well as 2-band projection and Super8, analog 3-D anaglyph and polarizing filter system and polarized. In addition to various analog mobile projection systems, he also handles any digital formats and supports various independent film initiatives with his work.

Anna Wolf


Eva Hielscher & Oliver Hanley

artistic directors
Eva Hielscher and Oliver Hanley have been active in research, archiving and curatorial mediation of audiovisual cultural heritage in Germany and abroad since 2008. Their different but complementary experiences span a manifold spectrum, ranging from film restoration and the publication of DVD or online editions to curating film-related exhibitions and film series for museums, cinemas and international film festivals.

Bernhard Gugsch

Philipp Wiechert

Christopher Mondt

Ivana Cabraja

Sigrid Limprecht

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