Giovanna Fulvi

Giovanna Fulvi, Programmer of Asian Cinema, was born in Bologna and is based in Rome. She has programmed for TIFF since 2002. Giovanna graduated with a Master of Oriental Languages and Literatures (Chinese) from the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and has spent several years in Beijing, where she worked on Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor as a researcher for historical and cultural accuracy. She has worked closely with some of the most significant Asian filmmakers, including Tsai Ming-liang and Hou Hsiao-hsien, helping to promote their early films at international film festivals. Along with her various programming duties, she is presently head of acquisitions for Filmauro in Rome. She travels to China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea at least twice a year and has recently served on the jury for the Taipei Film Award at the Taipei International Film Festival.