DIRECTOR AND PROGRAMMER
After completing a Master’s degree in Politics in Paris, François Truffart was Cultural Attaché in charge of cinema promotion at the French Embassy in Hungary, Japan and the United States (Los Angeles) successively, from 1991 to 2001. In 2002, he was Director of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival and then represented Le Marché du Film of the Cannes Film Festival in the US. He has been in charge of programming for COL•COA since 2004 before being assigned as Director and Programmer in 2007.
Guylaine Vivarat came to Los Angeles in 1999 after finishing her Master’s degree in History and International Relations at the Sorbonne. Following an internship at the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles, she handled public relations and special events at the French Music Export Office from 2001 to 2003 then worked as a music publicist for various independent artists until 2006. She was Festival Coordinator at COL•COA in 2004/2005 and has been Associate Director since 2007. She is also a singer, musician and translator.
TICKET SALES AND RESERVATIONS MANAGER - Jamila Jones
DELEGATION LOGISTICS - Anouchka Van Riel
FILM DEPARTMENT – Virginie Le François-Ross
THEATER MANAGEMENT – Aaron Clark
PRESS RELATIONS - Cathy Mouton
ART DIRECTION - Jérôme Curchod, The Bonus Room
WEB DESIGN / PRINTING - 3wPlanet / Green Truck Print - Gérald Maestu - Alex Lacorne
Alejandra Norambuena Skira
After studying the violin with Lili Bach at the Schola Cantorum and Pierre Amoyal at the CNSMDP, Alejandra Norambuena Skira completed a Master’s degree in Musicology. She joined SACEM in 1989 and developed musical patronage at the Fondation Sacem, which became a few years later the Fonds d’Action Sacem. Through these foundations, she has supported contemporary music of all genres, with a special attention to film music. In 2003, while continuing her work in the musical field, she became Executive Director of the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF).
DELEGATION COORDINATION : Eglantine Langevin (FACF)
MATERIAL AND PRINTS: Caroline Santiard (ARP)
PRESS RELATIONS: Vanessa Jerrom and Claire Vorger