Artistic Co-Director & Managing Director
Katja Wiederspahn is a film curator and translator. She has been working for film festivals in Germany and Austria since 1992 and has been leading the Viennale program department since 2002. Since 2019 she has also been organizing Queertactics . Queer_Feminist Film Festival Vienna together with Dagmar Fink.
Cao Liuying is a film curator and critic, as well as one of the founders of the Chinese production company Midnight Blur Films and the international sales agency Parallax Film. In 2013, she co-founded the film critic platform DeepFocus, which now boasts over 500,000 followers across the Chinese-speaking territories. Among the films she produced are: Vanishing Days (Berlinale), Yanagawa (Tallinn). Cao Liuying also serves as selecting committee member of Shanghai International Film Festival and Industry Consultant of First Cut Lab. In 2021, she was listed as “Future Leader” by Screen.
Corporate Sponsoring Relations & Marketing
Petra Krassnitzer is an art and cultural manager, art historian, artist and art therapist. She has worked in the Albertina, in the MAK and since 2004 at the Viennale as Head of Sponsoring. Now she supports cultural institutions and large corporations with her create art CONSULTING in order to create connections in a creative way.
Since she studied history and media studies at the University of Vienna, the author, radio journalist and documentary filmmaker has worked in the broad field of cultural communication. The great success of her book “Bella Arcadia. The Italy of Literati and Artists” led Christina Höfferer to Rome, from where she produces features for the ORF and other channels.
Social Media Management
Mersiha Zukorlic is a journalist and communication scientist as well as an economic and social historian and is particularly interested in the fields of public relations, advertising and historical communication research. Already during her studies she worked in market and opinion research, later at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in the marketing department as well as in marketing and PR in the international hotel industry.
Technical Advise & DCP Inspection
Tobias Greslehner studied theater, film and media studies at the University of Vienna. Between 2010 and 2018 he was part of the Vienna Shorts Film Festival as program coordinator and technical director. Since 2015 he is working in the program department of the Viennale.
Nick Yang UNGERBÖCK
Social Media Graphics & Research
Nick Yang Ungerböck completed his degree in Game Design at the HTL Spengergasse in Vienna and is currently studying film in Vienna.