Artistic Director Annecy Cinéma Italien , programmer Venice International Film Festival and trainer.


Francesco Giai Via is an Italian festival director, programmer, and trainer. He is a member of the selection committee of the Venice Film Festival and a scout of the Venice Production Bridge. He’s head of TorinoFilmLab Italia and since 2015 he has been working with TorinoFilmLab, the renowned development and training institution, where he is a member of the pedagogical


and selection team and delegate on Italian projects. Since 2017, he is the artistic director of Annecy Cinéma Italien, the main international festival dedicated to Italian cinema. He is the director of the Carbonia Film Festival in Sardinia. In the past, he was a programmer of documentaries for the Torino Film Festival and responsible for the programming of the CinemAmbiente festival.

He organizes seminars on film festival management and programming for various Italian universities and institutions. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Italian Film Academy Premi David di Donatello, where he’s also a member of the final selection committee for short films.