Paolo Bertolin is a film programmer, writer and producer. In 2008, he joined the Venice International Film Festival as a member of the selection committee. From 2010, he acted as a regional consultant, covering diverse territories, such as South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Oceania, Turkey and South Korea. This year, he also joined the selection committee of Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. He has worked for several international festivals and institutions, including the IFFRotterdam, the Doha Film Institute, Locarno Open Doors, the Udine Far East Film Festival, Nyon Visions du Réel, Mumbai IFF, Beijing IFF, Hanoi iFF, IFFBratislava, etc. He ventured into production with a string of Asian films, including Phan Dang Di’s Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (Vietnam, 2015), Lav Diaz’ A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Philippines, 2016) and Amit Dutta’s short film Chitrashala (India, 2015), all entries in the Berlinale Competition.