Paolo Bertolin

Venice International Film Festival, Cannes Directors Fortnight

Paolo Bertolin is a festival programmer, film writer and producer. He works as the Venice International Film Festival’s consultant for South and South East Asia, Oceania and Turkey. He is also a member of the selection committee of Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and the Artistic Consultant of Locarno Open Doors. He has worked for several other international festivals and institutions, including the IFFRotterdam, 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 that festival’s Alfred Bauer Award.