Susana Santos Rodrigues

Film curator, project analyst
& distributor


Zimbabwe-born Portuguese film curator, project analyst, distributor and producer, living in between Europe and Latin America.

Latin America and Portugal delegate to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in the Czech Republic, and to the Cinéma du Réel – International Documentary Film Festival, in France. Programming advisor to the Bildrausch FilmFest Basel, in Switzerland, and member of the selection committees of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, in Brazil, and of the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF – from the Rotterdam Intl Film Festival), in The Netherlands. International consultant to the Doha Film Institute, in Qatar; external expert assessing projects for the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), European Union’s Creative Europe – Media subprogramme.

In 2013, she co-founded the distribution and production outfit VAIVEM, active in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Portugal, releasing theatrically Horse Money, by Pedro Costa; Museum Hours, by Jem Cohen; No Todo Es Vigilia, by Hermes Paralluelo; El Incendio, by Juan Schnitman; and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, by Ana Lily Amirpour, among others.