Joao Federici

Brazilian and based in San Francisco/California, Federici is a graduate in Arts. He is the World Cinema Programmer at Mill Valley Film Festival (California, USA) and the Director of Programming of MixBrasil Festival (São Paulo, Brazil). He is also responsible for the California Film Institute Series For Your Consideration, and Viva el Cine! Initiative manager. He has collaborated and served on numerous juries, film festivals, and Institutions selection committees. Federici’s background is in film curation, film festival management, theater, and film/theater production; his productions have won the most prestigious awards in Brazil and overseas. Also, he has excellent relationships with American and International filmmakers, talent, distributors, sales agents, and studios, in addition to a well-connected network of North American and international festival programmers.