Katja Trippel studied geography, worked as an urban planner and trained in journalism at the Henri-Nannen-School in Hamburg. She then worked for more than ten years as an editor for the reportage magazine GEO, for which she mainly researched environmental and nature topics, and as a contributor to the “arte” documentary series GEO-Reportage. She oversees the documentary selection for the pay-TV channel GEO-TELEVISION, wrote for other papers alongside (such as Greenpeace Magazin, SZ-Magazin and mare) and looked forward to the jury sessions at INFF every October.
In 2019/20 she lived and worked in Australia, and in 2021 everything began anew: she published her book “Overheated. The consequences of climate change for our health. What can we do?” and enthusiastically took on the job of festival curator at the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (INFF). After a masterful anniversary edition in October 2021, she is buoyed to bursting with beans for shaping the INFF 2022.