Ana Agopian graduated The National University of Film and Theater “I.L.Caragiale” (screenwriting & film critics) and the European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), Berlin. She has a PHD in literature (University of Bucharest). She worked as a scriptwriter, together with Oana Răsuceanu & Iulia Rugină, for several short and medium length films (Hi Cristina! Bye Cristina, Tabasco, Stuck on Christmas, Dying From A Wound Of Love) and 3 feature films (Love Building, Another Love Building and Breaking News) which were shown at numerous national and international film festivals. Her most recent feature film, Breaking News (2017), premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Official Competition, Special Jury Mention for the actress Voica Oltean). The short film E.T. was here is her debut film as a director and it was shown at Transilvania International Film Festival (2018). In 2009, together with Oana Răsuceanu and Iulia Rugină, Ana founded Control N Cultural Association and she was involved in all the projects developed by the association since then. Currently, Ana teaches screenwriting at the The National University of Film and Theater “I.L.Caragiale”. She is also a trainer for scriptwriting workshops.
Delphine Jeanneret holds an MA in Art History and English and American Literature (2008) and a DAS in Cultural Management (2015). She is a film programmer and curator and since 2019, she is deputy dean of the Film Department at Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD), where she teaches a course on curatorial practices in cinema and programming politics. Active in the film industry for more than 15 years, she has held varied and complementary positions in several structures ranging from artistic programming for festivals to the creation of independent cinema venues, conference design and film mediation projects. Strongly involved in programmes aimed at revealing young filmmakers with new cinematographic aesthetics, she sat up an international short film competition at the Fribourg International Film Festival in 2012, created the “Upcoming Lab” programme for the development of first films at the Solothurn Film Festival in 2015, and co-founded a film festival for young audiences in Lausanne. Her strong interest in the hybridization of cinema, visual arts and technology has led her to be a programmer and curator at the International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, as well as at the Locarno Film Festival for the Open Doors section. Since 2017, she is also a member of the selection committee for LIM | Less is More and participates in numerous juries at international festivals.
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Since 2012 Gaia has been the Short Film Programmer of Encounters, the UK’s leading short film and animation festival based in Bristol, in charge of the live action international competition. Prior to this, Gaia worked in the UK and France in different capacities, including animation production for Red Kite Animation in Scotland, short film distribution for Paris-based Autour de Minuit, film festivals operations and programming. In 2009 and 2010 she was the Short Film Programmer of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Her festival positions also include the BFI London International Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
As a freelance film curator, she has collaborated with organisations such as the ICA in London, where she programmed the retrospective Jarmusch in Context in 2009, and the Forum des Images in Paris, where in 2012 she was the Assistant Programmer of London Calling, a season of films about London. Currently, alongside her role at Encounters, she regularly collaborates as a script reader, project assessor and judge for the BFI Network and screenwriting services provider Shore Scripts.
Enrico Vannucci born 1981 in Sassuolo, Italy, has been passionate about films since childhood due to his permissive parents letting him watch VHS tapes and going to the cinema together with them. In 2007, he graduated in screenwriting from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and was awarded his MA in Film Studies from the University of Bologna in 2008 with a thesis exploring John Frankenheimer and Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate. He has been a member of film festival programming teams since 2010 and currently works as a short film advisor for the Venice Film Festival, and as a short film programmer at the Torino Short Film Market, as well as being a freelance programmer and curator. In August 2018 together with Carla Vulpiani he co-founded Varicoloured, a holistic film agency. In recent years he has written essays on the short and feature film festival ecosystem that have been published and presented at international conferences. Finally, he has covered major film festivals as a journalist since 2009.
Héloïse Noé is a Creative Producer & Head of Development for international feature films that try to explore the borders of cinematographic experimentation via an independent production system.
In 2014, she joined Cinema Defacto as production & post-production coordinator, being involved in several critically acclaimed arthouse films such as LOS PERROS by Marcela Said and THE LOAD by Ognjen Glavonic. She became Head of Development in 2018, working alongside first-time and experienced filmmakers. She took part in the 2019 workshop session of LIM as Development Angel, before joining the 41st edition of the Festival du Film de Femmes as assistant programmer. The same year, she took over the position of Head of Development at Les Valseurs, a French production & distribution company. Recent projects include THE HERON by Brazilian filmmakers Nara Normande & Tião (Ateliers d’Angers & Nipkow Programm) and VR projects by João Paulo Miranda Maria.