Anna Kulp and Hans Ruprecht have worked together since 2007. After Hans Ruprecht took over the directorship of the Festival from the founders in 2006, Anna Kulp joined him as reinforcement the following year. They quickly developed a well-established co-directorship (2008-2021). In 2022, Anna Kulp took over as Festival Director. Hans Ruprecht remains as the Program Director. Cristine Huck has long provided them with support. She is responsible for media relations and author coordination. Martin Burkhalter is the hotel liaison and Alexandra Werlen is head of the festival office and responsible for the infrastructure of the event venues.
The year 2023 offers enormous opportunity for the Festival: thanks to a transformation project sponsored by the Canton of Valais, structural improvements were undertaken, new formats were developed and tested. New team members Jessica Brunner (conception and implementation) and Piera Cadruvi (social media) have joined the team for this effort.
For 17 fantastic years, our webmaster Thomas Schaer (filmreif.ch) kept our old website alive and running. Now we can finally implement our long-cherished plans for migrating our site.
Since 2019, Gerhard Blättler has overseen the Festival graphics: gerhardblaettler.ch
During the Festival, we will expand our organization and moderation teams, German voices, our colleagues in the festival office, and photographers, many of whom are already a part of the Festival family.