Artistic Director – Fribourg IFF (Switzerland)


Born in 1969, Thierry Jobin is, since 2011, the artistic director of one of the most popular and growing film festival in the French part of Switzerland, the Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF). Founded in 1980, the Festival reveals and defends cultural diversity with a 

specific focus on African, South American and Asian cinemas.  Restless film lover since his very early years, Thierry Jobin was 15 years old when he had his first opportunity to share his passion through journalism and film critic – for 25 years, until FIFF called him – in numerous newspapers and medias 

such as Le Temps in Geneva (1998-2011). Thierry Jobin is a regular expert for the swiss fund Visions Sud Est and for Final Cut in Venice, the postproduction fund for Africa launched in 2013 by Venice, Amiens and Fribourg.