Delphine Jeanneret is a film curator and deputy dean of the cinema department at HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design and co-opted member of SWAN’s Executive Committee.
Delphine Jeanneret holds an MA in Art History and English & American Literature (2008) and a Diploma in Cultural Management (2015). She is a film curator and was recently appointed deputy dean of the cinema department at Geneva University of Art and Design HEAD, where she gives a workshop on the power of voices in cinema with a focus on gender and decolonial studies.
Active in the film industry for more than 15 years, she has held varied and complementary positions in several structures ranging from artistic programming for festivals to the creation of independent cinema venues, head of industry programmes and film mediation projects development. Strongly involved in programmes aimed at revealing young filmmakers with new cinematographic aesthetics, she sat up an international short film competition at the Fribourg International Film Festival in 2012, created the “Upcoming Lab” programme for the development of first films at the Solothurn Film Festival in 2015, and co-founded a film festival for young audiences in Lausanne.
Her interest in cinema, visual arts and new visual languages has led her to be a programmer and curator at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur since 2014, as well as at Locarno Film Festival for the section Open Doors, where she programs films and selects projects from South East Asia since 2016. She is also a member of the selection committee for the European programme Less Is More (LIM). As a programmer and curator, she is often invited as a jury in international film festivals and to take part in roundtables, or masterclasses (Cannes, IFFR, IndieLisboa, Dokufest, Festival Nouveau Cinéma, Austrian Film Museum, Warsaw Int. Film Festival, etc.).