Olivier Père was born on March 17, 1971 in Marseille, France. He started his career as a programmer at the Cinémathèque française – Museum of Cinema in Paris (from 1995 to 2009). From 1997 to 2012 he worked as a film critic for Les Inrockuptibles and various other publications. He also served as the artistic director of the Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes from 2004 to 2009. In 2009 he became the artistic director of the Festival del film Locarno (Switzerland). In 2010 he co-wrote a book on Jacques Demy (Editions de la Martinière, Paris) with Marie Colmant and contributed to the book: “Take 100 – The Future of film: 100 New Directors” (Phaidon Press, New York). On November 1st, 2012 he was appointed executive director of Arte France Cinema and director of film acquisitions for ARTE France.
We are delighted to announce that Olivier Père will be joining the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF) as a jury member and distinguished VIP guest of the Workshop & Project Market. His participation not only underscores the exceptional quality of the films vying for awards but also represents an opportunity for Mr. Père to explore unique artistic creations. Such engagement is instrumental in enriching the global cinematic landscape.