12 / 14 / 2017

The Program Director of Cinéma Du Réel in Cinema Verite



Carine Bernasconi is a graduate of the theory and philosophy of film from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She has been involved with major film festivals such as Lucarno, Vision du Reel and Cinéma Du Réel for more than 15 years. She is currently a member of the Selecting Committee of Cinéma Du Réel, which will be held in March 2018 at the Cultural Center of Georges Pompidou in Paris. She also co-produces documentaries with the famous French Arte TV Channel.
Carine Bernasconi is taking her doctoral thesis on the subject of film theory in Iranian cinema.
The 11th Iran Documentary Film Festival "Cinema Verite", reviews the selected documentaries from Cinéma Du Réel Festival in a special section; including: On Call (Alice Diop / France), Long Story Short (Natalie Bookchin / USA), The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann / Austria), Mama Colonel (Dieudo Hamadi / France - Congo), and Thorough the Looking Glass (Yi Cui / China).
Cinéma Du Réel is one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world, founded in 1978 by the French Public Information Library (BPI), and by the support of National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
One of the founders of this festival is Jean Rouch, French documentary filmmaker and anthropologist, head of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), director of the Paris Cinematheque, the founder of cinema verite wave in the world documentary cinema and the director of some prominent documentaries such as Hunting the Lion with Bow and Arrow, The Mad Masters, In the Land of Black Mages, Enigma and I a Negro. The other founder of the festival is Jean-Michel Arnold, general secretary of the Paris Cinematheque, vice president of UNESCO’s IFTC and the Director of CNRS Image/Media.

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