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Eva Sangiorgi to be the new coordinator of the Film Curating Studies postgraduate course run by Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

Sangiorgi is currently the artistic director of the Viennale, the Vienna International Film Festival

05/13/2021

Eva Sangiorgi (Faenza, 1978) is to join the academic coordination team at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) as head of the EQZE Film Curating Studies Department. Artistic director of the Viennale, the Vienna International Film Festival, since 2018, Eva Sangiorgi graduated in Communication Sciences from the University of Bologna, before moving to Mexico City, where she earned a Master's in Art History.

Eva Sangiorgi to be the new coordinator of the Film Curating Studies postgraduate course run by Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

Eva Sangiorgi (Faenza, 1978) is to join the academic coordination team at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) as head of the EQZE Film Curating Studies Department. Artistic director of the Viennale, the Vienna International Film Festival, since 2018, Eva Sangiorgi graduated in Communication Sciences from the University of Bologna, before moving to Mexico City, where she earned a Master's in Art History. She has extensive experience as a programmer in several different Latin American festivals, particularly in Mexico, where she lived for sixteen years. It was there that she founded FICUNAM, an event dedicated to art house cinema and the promotion of political and investigative film, which she directed until 2018.  She has also sat on numerous juries at many different international festivals, including La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes, the Venice Festival, FIDMarseille and the Jeonju International Film Festival, and has participated in many film project analysis and development committees.

In the editorial field, she has coordinated and edited several publications focusing on contemporary cinema at the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) and has written essays and texts for various festival catalogues and film magazines. In addition to participating as a lecturer and a tutor for ongoing student projects at the EQZE, Eva Sangiorgi has also taught at several other universities in Latin America and Europe. In 2016 she set up the distribution firm Brava Cinema in Mexico.

She will be replacing María Palacios Cruz, who has recently been appointed director of the Open City Documentary Festival in London. Palacios has been a member of the EQZE faculty and academic coordination team since the school first opened in 2017.

The postgraduate course in Film Curating Studies aims to define the specific characteristics of film curating, a field with a bright future. The course focuses on the large body of theoretical knowledge (partly inherited from the plastic arts) that underpins the film curating discipline and explores different programming traditions and schools. As well as cultivating each participant's unique criterion and outlook, the course also provides the tools necessary for the complete development of film projects, from initial conception to final execution. The specialist course also strives to encourage budding curators to engage in research work, film explore the worlds of film criticism and essay writing and engage in various academic activities.