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The new Director General, Paolo Moretti, has announced the names of the selection committee, program advisors and correspondents

 
The next Directors’ Fortnight will be held from May 15 to 25, 2019.
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A new Programming Team for the Directors’ Fortnight
 
The Selection Committee
 
Paolo Bertolin
 
Paolo Bertolin is a festival programmer, film writer and producer equally splitting his time between Asia and Europe. For the past ten years, he has served as member of the selection committee first, and then as regional consultant for the Venice Film Festival, covering such diverse territories as South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Oceania, Turkey and South Korea. He has worked or still works for several international festivals and film institutions, including IFFRotterdam, Doha Film Institute, Locarno Festival, Udine Far East Film Festival, Nyon Visions du Réel, Cannes’ Critics’ Week, Mumbai IFF, Beijing IFF, Hanoi IFF, IFF Bratislava.
 
Anne Delseth
 
Anne Delseth studied journalism in Fribourg, Switzerland, also earning a Master’s degree in Cultural Management. She worked for the Fribourg International Film Festival and as a production assistant on films by Ursula Meier and Jean-Stéphane Bron. From 2008 to 2011, she was assistant to the artistic director of the Fribourg Festival; in 2011 she worked in international sales at Urban Distribution. A member of the Directors’ Fortnight selection committee since 2012, she joined the selection committee of the Locarno Festival for the 2018 edition. She directs the HEAD (Geneva) and ECAL Master’s in Film Studies in Lausanne, where she also runs an arthouse cinema. Anne Delseth is also a consultant for the Neuchâtel Fantastic Film Festival and the Zürich Film Festival. 
 
 
Claire Diao
Claire Diao is a French-Burkinabe journalist and film critic. In 2013, she started the itinerant Quartiers Lointains short film programme, which is shown in France, the United States and several countries in Africa. In 2015, she co-founded Awotele the pan African film periodical and in 2016 formed Sudu Connexion, the distribution company for films from Africa and the African diaspora. Her 2017 essay, «Double Wave, the New Life of French Cinema» published by Au Diable Vauvert, won her the SACD’s 2018 Beaumarchais Medal. She is a moderator of the morning debates of the International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand and a film commentator on “Le Cercle” on the Canal + “Cinémas” channel; on the news broadcast of “Afrique” on TV5 Monde, and will be the presenter of films shown on the France Ô channel starting in September 2018.
 
Valentina Novati
 
After studying economics at Nantes, Morgan Pokée worked in various cinema-related institutions before beginning a career as a film writer, notably for the online publication Critikat and the bimonthly magazine La Septième Obsession. In 2012, he co-founded Répliques, a magazine of cinema-related interviews. From Between 2015 and 2016, he was the deputy coordinator of the arthouse cinema association ACOR. Lecturer at the Rennes University in 2016, he leads film criticism workshops and introduces and moderates screenings on a regular basis. Since June 2016, he has been the film programmer of Le Concorde arthouse cinema in La Roche-sur-Yon, and program advisor for the La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival.
 
Program advisors
Emilie Bujès, Manlio Gomarasca, Jean-Pierre Rehm, Charlotte Serrand
Correspondents
Deepti DCunha (Inde / India), Benjamin Illos (Asie de l’Est / Eastern Asia), Diego Lerer (Amerique latine / Latin America), Alëna Shumakova (Russie, CEI, Europe de l’Est / Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe)


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