Programmer – Venice Film Festival
Paolo Bertolin is a festival programmer, film writer and producer. He is a member of the selection committee of the Venice International Film Festival. He is also the artistic consultant of Locarno Open Doors. He has worked for several other international festivals and institutions, including Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, IFF Rotterdam, the Doha Film Institute, Mumbai, Beijing and Torino film festivals.
As a producer, Bertolin has worked on films like Phan Dang Di’s Vietnam-made Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories(2015), which screened in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, and Lav Diaz’s epic eight-hour black-and-white drama A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery(2016), which also screened in competition at Berlin and won the Alfred Bauer Award.