Ingo Petzke

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Ingo Petzke (born September 18, 1947 in Belm near Osnabrück ) is an internationally active German (film) scientist, filmmaker and author.


Ingo Petzke grew up in Osnabrück . He studied at the Universities of Münster and Bochum and graduated in 1973 with a Magister Artium in the subjects of Journalism , Scandinavian Studies and New History .

Petzke began his professional career in Bad Oeynhausen in 1976 as one of the youngest adult education centers in Germany, but turned more and more to film. Among other things, he worked for several years in the festival commission of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and founded the Osnabrück experimental film workshop in 1980 with his students (including Heiko Daxl , Jochen Coldewey, Ralf Sausmikat, Alfred Rotert) , which has operated as the European Media Art Festival since 1988 .

In 1974 he had a first teaching position for film at the Ruhr University Bochum and from 1978 to 1983 at the University of Osnabrück. Since then, teaching assignments have followed in 29 countries, including New Zealand, Hong Kong, Chile, Argentina, USA and Canada. In 1986 he was the first foreigner to receive an award from the government of the Philippines for "International Contribution to Philippine Independent Cinema" after the revolution .

His (experimental) short films have been shown at numerous national and international festivals and have received repeated funding. From 1976 to 2000 his company CINE PRO was the only German special distributor for experimental film . In the 1980s Petzke was a member of the film advisory board of the Goethe Institute , for which he put together several packages for experimental and short films. Since 2008 he has been publishing DVDs on international experimental films under the label 'Red Avocado Film'.

Since 1983 Petzke has been professor for film at the design faculty at the Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg . He lived and worked in Australia for a long time : in 1992 as Visiting Professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and from 2001 to 2006 as Associate Professor at Bond University . There he received his PhD in 2004 with a cumulative dissertation on experimental film. In 2006 he received his doctorate in addition to the University of Osnabrueck to Dr. phil. in English linguistics and literature with a film-historical work on the Australian Hollywood director Phillip Noyce . Since 2008 he has been Adjunct Professor at the School of Creative Arts at James Cook University in Townsville / Australia and since 2009 Honorary Fellow of the " Cairns Institute (for research in the tropical societies)", Australia.

His main interests are the history of the international avant-garde (from 2008 to 2011 he was director of the Steinbeis Research Center for Experimental Film) and, more recently, Australian film. In addition, he has repeatedly researched curriculum development.

Petzke is a member of the "Association of German Film Critics" (VdFk) and the " Screen Producers Association of Australia " (SPAA).


Books (selection)

  • 1989 The Experimental Film Handbook , Frankfurt 1989 ISBN 3887990331
  • 1998 Company on the Internet: Designing Web Pages , Munich
  • 2001 The big book Adobe Premiere 6 , Düsseldorf
  • 2004 Backroads to Hollywood - Phillip Noyce , Sydney
  • 2007 24 frames - The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand , London

Films (selection)

  • 1975 Glimtar , 17 min
  • 1976 asymptote , 11 min
  • 1977 Albedo 0.97 , 13 min
  • 1980 Jesper , 11 min
  • 1984 Hong Kong Topography , 13 min

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