The Festival Team

Olivia Cooper-Hadjian (Selection committee) is the selection coordinator at the Cinéma du Réel festival in Paris. She co-programs the “Essais” section of the Tënk platform. She is also a critic and member of the editorial board of Cahiers du cinéma.

Arthur Godard-Saulgeot (Organizing Committee) is in charge of the cultural programming and production of Villa Medici. He is interested in the artistic links between France and Italy as well as the specific role that residences play in the creative process.

Hou Hanru (Selection Committee) is a prolific author and curator established in Rome, Paris and San Francisco. He is currently the Artistic Director of MAXXI (National Museum of the Arts of the 21st Century), Rome, Italy.

Lili Hinstin (Organizing Committee & Selection Committee) is a programmer and artistic director. Responsible for cinema at the Villa Medici between 2005 and 2009, she becomes deputy artistic director of Cinéma du Réel in 2010 and until 2013. Lili Hinstin then took over the artistic direction at the Belfort Film Festival (2013 – 2018), then at the Locarno International Festival (2018 – 2020).

Evelyne Jouanno (Selection Committee) is an exhibition curator and researcher in contemporary art based in Rome, Paris and San Francisco. Her work focuses on the place of art as an apparatus of institutional restructuring and social transformation.

Laurent Perreau (Organizing committee) is an author and director for cinema and television. He also stages visual art projects for the Rencontres d’Arles Festival.

Sam Stourdzé (Organizing Committee) specializes in images and the relationships between art, photography and cinema. He is the curator of numerous exhibitions and author of several reference books. Since 2020, he is the director of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici.

Véronique Terrier Hermann (Organizing Committee) is a teacher and responsible for the Support Program for Research (Beaux-arts de Nantes, Institute for Photography in Lille). She notably co-directed Jeux sérieux, cinéma et art contemporains transforment l’essai, Head / Mamco editions, 2015.

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