Violeta Bava has worked at Visions du Réel’s Industry division since 2018 and continues her collaboration with the festival as a new member of the Selection Committee. The Argentinian producer worked at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI) for 20 years, both as a programmer and as Co-Director of the Buenos Aires Lab (BAL). She is founder of Ruda Cine, which has produced films by Milagros Mumenthaler, Martín Rejtman, Dominga Sotomayor, and Eduardo Williams. Violeta Bava is the Latin American Consultant for the Venice International Film Festival and the Venice Market; currently she is also Head of Studies at the Torino FeatureLab, International Guest Curator at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Programmer of International Film Festival & Awards Macao and programme advisor at New York Film Festival.
A member of Visions du Réel’s Selection Committee since 2009, Emmanuel Chicon has been a journalist, a documentary film critic at L’Humanité and has produced around twenty radio documentaries for France Culture, RFI and RTBF. A regular contributor to the Cinéma/Cinéma du réel department at HEAD-Genève in the field of sound composition, he is also actively part of the Tours- based filmmakers’ collective Sans Canal Fixe and La Fabrique documentaire in Paris.
After studying socio-anthropology and documentary film, Aurélien Marsais worked at the Cinéma du Réel festival in Paris as a programming assistant and participated in the creation of the professional platform ParisDoc in 2015. He then coordinated the États généraux du film documentaire in Lussas from 2014 to 2017, and has since contributed to the “Expériences du Regard” selection. Based in Geneva, he was co-head of the programming office at Visions du Réel from 2017 to 2020, and has been a programmer for the online documentary platform Tënk.fr since its creation.
Alice Riva was the co-programmer and co-exhibitor of Cinéma Spoutnik in Geneva from 2015 to 2019. In 2018 she worked in the Locarno Pro department (Industry Office) of the Locarno Film Festival. In 2019, she took up a teaching post in the Cinema Department of her alma mater, the University of Art and Design (HEAD) in Geneva. Alice has also worked on several films, including Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, where she was a behind-the-scenes assistant.
After graduating with a dissertation on “Eurimages and the New European Cinema” and her initiation to the festival circuit at the Cineteca di Bologna, Rebecca De Pas joined FID Marseille, where she served for 11 years as programmer as well as co-head of the FID Lab, the international co-production platform. Currently serving as programme advisor for the Viennale and as a member of the Selection Committee of Berlinale Talents, she has been mentor for the Feature Expanded Training Program, artistic director of the Journées Cinématographiques Dionysiennes, manager of the training programme Ex Oriente Film, she collaborated in the programming of La Roche sur Yon International Film Festival, and has been a matchmaker for the Orizzonti section of the Venice International Film Festival, the Riviera Maya Film Festival in Mexico and the Environmental Film Festival of Paris.