Paolo Bertolin is a film programmer, film writer and producer. He is part of the programming team of the Venice Film Festival since 2008. In 2019, he joined the selection committee of Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. Since 2016, he is the Artistic Consultant of Locarno Open Doors. He has worked for several international film festivals and institutions, including IFFRotterdam, the Doha Film Institute, Udine Far East FF, Mumbai IFF and Beijing IFF.
As a film critic and journalist, he wrote articles for Italian and international publications, including “Il manifesto”, “The Korea Times”, “Cahiers du cinéma”, “Positif” and “Senses of Cinema”.
Furthermore, he has production credits on such films as Phan Dang Di’s “Big Father, Small Father And Other Stories”, Lav Diaz’s “A Lullaby To the Sorrowful Mystery” and Amit Dutta’s “Chitrashala", all entries in the Berlinale Competition.
He is a member of the European Film Academy and of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards Academy.