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Paolo Bertolin

Paolo Bertolin


Film Festival, Consulting


Decision Maker 2021
CNC Jury 2020


Paolo Bertolin is a film programmer, writer and producer. He is part of the programming team of Venice Film Festival since 2008. In 2019, he also joined the selection committee of Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. Since 2016, he is the Artistic Consultant of Locarno Open Doors. He has worked for several international film festivals and institutions, including IFFRotterdam, the Doha Film Institute, Udine Far East FF, Torino FF, Mumbai IFF, Beijing IFF, IFFBratislava.

As a film critic and journalist, he wrote articles for Italian and international publications, including Il manifesto, Cineforum, Segnocinema, The Korea Times, Cahiers du cinéma, Positif and Senses of Cinema.
Furthermore, he has production credits on such films as Phan Dang Di's "Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories", Lav Diaz’s "A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery" and Amit Dutta’s "Chitrashala", all entries in the Berlinale Competition.
He is a member of the European Film Academy and of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards Academy.

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The Venice International Film Festival is the oldest and longest running film festival in the world. The aim of the festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards better understanding of history of cinema. The main award of Venice Film Festival is the Golden Lion.