Ingo Petzke is an internationally acclaimed film scholar. Since 1983 he has been a Professor for Film & Video at Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) Würzburg in Germany. He spent considerable time in Australia as Visiting Professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane (1992) and as Associate Professor at Bond University (2001-2006).
A filmmaker in his own right, Ingo had his short films screened at numerous international festivals. Among the short films he produced was Ayers Rock by Paul Winkler (Australia) and several American shorts by German Bastian Clevé. Ingo was involved in starting or running four art house cinemas in Germany and also the driving force behind the Gold Coast Cinematheque. He worked free-lance as a programmer for major festivals including the renown Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the Trondheim Film Festival (Norway), and the Würzburg International Film Weekend (Germany). In 1981 he was co- founder of the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrueck (Germany). Mostly for the Goethe-Institut (German Culture Institute), he lectured and conducted workshops in more than 30 countries world-wide—as far apart as Japan, Philippines, Thailand, USA, Ukraine and Chile.
Ingo has widely published internationally, including the works The Experimental Film Handbook (1989), Companies on the Internet: Designing Web Sites (1998), The Big Premiere Software Companion (2001), Phillip Noyce - Backroads to Hollywood (2004), and Rabbit-Proof Fence by Noyce (2007).