Featured speakers: Dennis LIM, Elise JALLADEAU, Maggie LEE, Nam Dong-chul, Thomas ROSSO
Programming Now is a two-day roundtable discussion that explores the labour, challenges and love behind film programming. How do we build a more inclusive and sustainable way of encountering film in our hypermediated world? How can we maintain a balance between artistic integrity and accessibility? Join us as we dive deep into the nuts and bolts of film programming.
The first session will discuss film programming as a profession, as well as its values and currency amid growing precarity in the global festival industry. As programmers juggle these tensions, questions of artistic integrity, taste and representation continue to shape what it means to be a film programmer today.
Dennis Lim is the artistic director of New York Film Festival. From 2013 to 2022, he was director of film programming at Lincoln Center, where he co-chaired the New Directors/New Films selection committee and co-founded the Art of the Real festival. He most recently authored Tale of Cinema (2022), a monograph on Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo, as well as The Man from Another Place (2015), a critical biography of David Lynch. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Cinema Scope and Film Comment.
Elise Jalladeau began her career as a producer working alongside a new generation of directors including Martín Rejtman, Ildikó Enyedi, Jia Zhang Ke, Darejan Omirbaev, Jérôme Bonnell and Petr Václav. She created the workshop Produire au Sud in 2001 and later led EAVE’s Ties that Bind from 2010 to 2016. She is currently the general director of Thessaloniki Film Festival, a Greek cultural organisation comprising the International Film Festival, the Documentary Film Festival, four cinemas operating throughout the year and the Thessaloniki Film Museum.
Hong Kong/ Japan
Maggie Lee is a film critic, curator and talent mentor. She was a pitching coach for workshops such as Wu Tianming Film Fund (China), Produire au Sud (Taiwan) and SEAFIC Script Lab (Thailand). As an industry consultant, she has also collaborated with Hong Kong–Asia Film Financing Forum, Japan Foundation and Netherlands Film Fund. In addition to serving on numerous international film juries, her bylines can be found in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Criterion, among others.
Nam Dong-chul began as a staff writer in 1995 for the Korean weekly film magazine Cine21, and had been the Editor-in-Chief since 2004. He served as General Manager of Asian Film Market in Busan International Film Festival from 2008 to 2013 then worked as Programmer in charge of Korean Cinema from 2013 and as Program Director of Busan International Film Festival since 2019. He had served as a jury for Tokyo International Film Festival in 2019 and for Jeonju International Film Festival in 2021.
Thomas Rosso has been the Cannes Critics Week’s program manager and Next Step workshop director since 2020. He previously worked at Why Not Productions, a French film production company; La Fémis National Film School, a renowned grande école and film and television school in Paris; and at L’Image Retrouvée, a leading laboratory specialized in the restoration and conservation of analog film.