Festival Management

Birgit Kern-Harasymiw is an international PR manager with many cultural topics. After working in Milan, Munich and Zurich, she now lives and works in Irsee.

For her the management of the festival is a matter of the heart, which she is driving forward in order to put the festival on a firm footing for the future. With professional support and a lot of voluntary commitment, she is consistently expanding the independent Allgäu Authors' Film Festival at several locations.

Tel.: +49 (0) 8341-9615500


Artistic Director

Roman Harasymiw is a freelance artist. He lives in Irsee and works in Kaufbeuren.

As “Spiritus Rector” he started the festival in 2008 together with local filmmakers. For him, film is a total work of art in which many creative trades are involved. New spiritual nourishment for his homeland, offering young filmmakers a forum and a creative exchange with the audience – that is his motivation to this day.


Graphic design

Ulrike Beck is a graphic designer and was born in Kaufbeuren.

She began her career at the jewellery school in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz with an apprenticeship as a glass painter. After many years she has returned to her hometown. She has redesigned the entire visual appearance of filmzeit and is now responsible for all print media.

Web design/ Programme committee

Monika Schneiders is responsible for the Internet presence.

The Stuttgart based web designer started her professional career at the jewellery school in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz with an apprenticeship as a glass painter, too. Since then, she has been connected with this town. Out of enthusiasm for film, she joined the team in 2012 and is now also firmly involved in the programme planning.


Rainer Schicht, based in Germaringen near Kaufbeuren, studied media design and works as a freelance designer.

Since 2016 he is responsible for technology and the main contact for filmmakers. With the professional support of the AR and VR expert, the festival is being gradually expanded to other locations. He is supported by an interdisciplinary team and numerous volunteers.


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