Our team

An innovative and passionate team eager to see our new festival bring together both the Creatives and the Blockchain enthusiasts.  Where they can share their passions and offer accelerated learning for the participants.

Toni Caradonna

Festival Director

Toni Caradonna studied Physics, Math and Philosophy. He is an active entrepreneur and investor in the innovation technology space. He also is the producer of the world’s 1st Ethereum funded movie.

Michèle Patsula-Rükgauer

Artistic Director

Michèle Patsula-Rükgauer is Canadian born and bred. She has worked in theater as an actress and as a Script Supervisor in the film industry before sitting next to a Swiss guy on AC Flight 844 and being whisked away to the beautiful land of Switzerland. Once again she is involved with film working on interesting projects as a Director and Editor.

Christian Stulz


Christian Stulz studied theoretical physics and has been teaching for more than 20 years. His passion is to pass on knowledge. He is open to new technologies and insights and believes he is a true digital native.

Roman Eyholzer

Project Manager

Roman Eyholzer is a trained wildlife biologist and has been working for the last 20 years in Nature Conservation on all levels before he joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Gland. At IUCN, his focus was on international programs linked to Africa and in 2017 he became the first PORINI CEO, a Swiss based Foundation working with New Technologies for Nature Conservation and local livelihood. 

Thomas Blaser

Festival Assistant

Thomas Blaser studied business administration and wrote his thesis on Blockchain from the viewpoint of business ethics.

Marie-Anne Hafner

Festival Assistant

Marie-Anne Hafner has worked as an artist, actress and film maker for a variety of theaters, film and circus enterprises. Over the past 5 years she has committed herself almost entirely to film making and continuous learning new skills.