COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL TEAM

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
François Truffart

After completing a Master’s degree in Economics and Politics in Paris (Dauphine University), François Truffart was Cultural Attaché in charge of the promotion of French cinema and television programs at the French Embassy in Hungary (Budapest), Japan (Tokyo) and the United States (Los Angeles) from 1991 to 2001. In 2001, he joined Gilles Jacob and the Cannes Film Festival to become Director of La Cinéfondation. From 2003 to 2004, he was the U.S. representative of the Cannes Film Market. He has been in charge of programming for the COLCOA French Film Festival since 2004 and has been assigned Executive Producer of the event in 2007.

He is the author of Le Guide des Televisions en Europe, published by Bayard Press in 1991. 

Francois Truffart was honored by the French government with the order of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres during a reception with French Minister of Culture, Mrs Fleur Pellerin, on February 4, 2016. 


DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Anouchka Van Riel

Anouchka van Riel started her career in finance at Vivendi Universal’s gaming division where she was responsible for analyzing movie franchises (Ice Age 2, Scarface, Eragon…) and evaluating new publishing and distribution deals. She has worked at the COLCOA French Film Festival to promote French artists and their films since 2004. She also produces independent films about unheralded subjects such as modern hula-hooping and the transmen community.

She graduated from ESCP Europe and studied at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

CREATIVE DIRECTION
Jérôme Curchod, The Bonus Room

Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, and living in Los Angeles since 1993, Jérôme worked for many years as creative director of a series of art and music publications (RayGun, Bikini, huH). He then focused his design interests toward the field of event promotion, working with a number of music and film festivals, including COLCOA French Film Festival and HollyShorts, in Los Angeles, as well as Cinéma Tous Ecrans, in Geneva. He is currently designing a book on Switzerland, documenting its history as a set for film productions, dating back to painted backdrops of the swiss Alps in Laurel and Hardy silent features.

FILM DEPARTMENT– Laurence Ma
FILM NOTE PRODUCTIONS: Rosemary Ricchio
EVENT COORDINATOR – Cecile Hokes
WEBMASTER – Bruno Rony Cybird inc
PRESS RELATIONS – Shari Mesulam – The Mesulam Group
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER – ANDROMEDA CREATIVE: Steven Richmond
THEATER MANAGEMENT –-  Kimberly Lowe
THEATER MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT – Arthur Mc Millan

IN FRANCE:

TALENT RELATIONS:
Alejandra Norambuena Skira

After studying the violin with Lili Bach at the Schola Cantorum and Pierre Amoyal at the CNSMDP, Alejandra Norambuena Skira completed a Master’s degree in Musicology. She joined SACEM in 1989 and developed musical patronage at the Fondation Sacem, which became a few years later the Fonds d’Action Sacem. Through these foundations, she has supported contemporary music of all genres, with a special attention to film music. In 2003, while continuing her work in the musical field, she became Executive Director of the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF).

DELEGATION COORDINATOR: Delphine Bourgeois
MATERIAL AND PRINTS: Caroline Santiard (ARP)
PRESS RELATIONS: Vanessa Jerrom 

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