Bildrausch Team


SUSANne Gugenberger

Artistic Director

Born in Austria, Susanne Guggenberger studied history and communication sciences in Salzburg. She then worked for over two decades in various functions in the film industry, including as an independent documentary producer for Mira Film, as well as at World Sales Autlook Films and at the Filmfestival DOK Leipzig. Most recently she lived and worked for five years in Los Angeles. 

Samuel Steinemann

Managing Director

After completing his studies (musicology and philosophy in Zurich, arts management in Winterthur), Samuel Steinemann founded the Zuger Sinfonietta. As managing director of the Lucerne Festival Strings he arranged numerous and worldwide concert tours. Having been appointed artistic director of the Theater Casino Zug in 2009, he established his reputation for creatively conceptualizing cultural events.



The Portuguese-born programmer Susana Santos Rodrigues is the co-founder of the film production and distribution company VAIVEM, and she works as a project consultant and programme delegate for Latin America and Portugal for the film festivals Rotterdam, Cinéma du Réel and Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel. She is also a member of the selection committees of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and the Hubert Bals Fund. She also works as an international consultant for the Doha Film Institute and as an external expert for Creative Europe – Media.




Staring with the Jeonju IFF program team in 2004, Moon has been active in film festivals and documentary industry forums, including the Busan IFF, Jeonju Project market, and Docs Port Incheon. Since 2012, she has worked at Korean Film Council as a representative of Latin American territory for 8 years and created in Argentina the Buenos Aires Korean Film Festival in 2014. Moon has been working as a programmer for Jeonju IFF since 2019. She is also the editor of the books I AM INDEPENDENTE - Beyond Mainstream: 7 Women Directors (2021) and What Will be of Cinema? (2021) as well as Introduction To the QUAY BROTHERS (2020).

Jean Perret


Programme Advisor, Atelier

Jean worked as a film journalist for various publications as well as for French-speaking Swiss radio. In 1990, he created the Semaine de la critique at the Locarno Film Festival, and headed the indipendent section until 1995. From 1995 to 2010, Perret was the director of the international documentary film festival Visions du Réel in Nyon. In 2010, he was appointed as director of the film department of Haute école d'art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva, which he remained until his retirement in 2018. Today, he works as a moderator at numerous international film festivals, organises courses and seminars and writes for platforms such as or magazines such as "La Couleur des Jours". 

Bernd Bremer


Programme Advisor

Bernd is co-founder, director and curator of UNDERDOX, the International Festival for Document and Experiment in Munich. Since 1995 he has been one of the operators of Munich's Werkstattkinos and has shaped its internationally renowned film archive with his selected film creations. In 1991 he founded the film magazine "24", from 2003 to 2006 he was head of distribution of the "Exit Verleih Agentur", which was dedicated to documentary film and German independent productions. Bernd Brehmer serves on numerous juries and curates film programs for international festivals, namely Bildrausch - Filmfest Basel.

Ursula Pfander

Head of Press 

Ursula Pfander puts Bildrausch into words and brings the film festival into the newspapers. She also works for the international documentary film festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, Locarno Film Festival, Solothurn Film Festival and is a board member of artlink, a Swiss organisation dedicated to cultural cooperation. Before becoming a freelance copywriter, concept designer and press officer, she was in charge of communications at Fribourg International Film Festival, and was responsible for Swiss film culture at the Swiss Federal Office of Culture. In the book "Rex, Roxy, Royal. Eine Reise durch die Schweizer Kinolandschaft" she portrayed the most beautiful cinemas of the Canton of Berne.

maria Ganzoni

Public Relations

Maria Ganzoni gathered her professional experience in communications, marketing and project management in various industries after completing her BA in Sociology & Media Studies and her MA in European Global Studies. During further education as an online editor at the maz (School of Journalism, Lucerne), she also acquired comprehensive knowledge around the creation of communication strategies. Since May 2021 she is self-employed and supports her clients in communication strategies and marketing, as well as management of corresponding projects.


Fabian Frei


Production Manager

The Basel-based art historian and media scholar Fabian Frei works as a freelance artist and curator, among other things for the festival "Guck mal Günther, Kunst". He is also a board member of the Basel art space DOCK. At Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel, he ensures the smooth assembly and dismantling of the festival's physical infrastructure, coordinates the numerous volunteers and solves even the most tricky problems of the festival guests and the team.

Daria Zogg


Guest Coordination

Our multilingual process designer Daria Zogg coordinates the planning of our guests and makes sure that they feel at home at Bildrausch Filmfest Basel. Having completed her studies in Non-violent Communication, International Relations and Psychomotricity, she is currently studying Process Design at HyperWerk. Daria is also an organiser of Horb’air art festival and she engages with people with plenty of empathy.


Further Team

Backoffice: Angela Knor

Print Coordination: Anna Weber
Proofreading: Andrea Schellner, Mý Huê McGowran, Marianne Bopp

Translation: Andrea Schellner, Mý Huê McGowran

Advertisment: Barbara Keller-Bergheimer

Graphic Design: Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet

Bar: Adeline Sirlin

Chef-Operateuer: Jens Leuner
Trailer: Radu Jude
Flowers, decoraction: Rebekka Schneuwyl, Mareike Holluba (Stadtgärtnerei Basel)
Photogaphers: Piotr Dzumala, Daria Kolacka, Nicholas Winter
Filmfest-Team: Adeline Sirlin (Barchefin), Jens Leuner
(Chefoperateur), Leah Studinger