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Giovanna Fulvi

Giovanna Fulvi

East and Southeast Asia 

Hometown:
Rome, Italy

Programming for the Festival since:
2002

Desert-island films: 
All of Ang Lee’s films (so diverse I’ll never be bored)

Your favourite Festival programmer who is not you: 
Andréa Picard. I love her vision.

The strangest place you’ve ever watched a film: 
 At a spa in Beijing, while I was having a foot massage.

What do you do for the rest of the year when you aren’t programming for the Festival? 
I read a lot of scripts and travel a lot to other film festivals and film markets.

Twitter?
@Giovanna_TIFF (but I am a Twitter vagabond)

Giovanna Fulvi is the Asian Cinema Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival®, and has been programming for TIFF since 1996. Fulvi is responsible for discovering and introducing audiences to the newest films and filmmakers of Asian cinema from countries such as mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.

Fulvi is based in Italy and currently works as a programming consultant for the Torino Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Along with her various programming duties, Fulvi has worked as a film consultant and acquisitions manager for various organizations over the past seventeen years. She is presently the Head of Acquisitions for Filmauro in Rome, Italy. In 1997, Fulvi worked as a production assistant for Alan Miller’s documentary on the Italian production Opera Turandot, staged by Zhang Yimou. Fulvi also worked on Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor as a researcher for historical and cultural accuracy.