Team & Foundation – GIFF 2021

Team & Foundation


The GIFF Foundation aims to promote film, television and digital creation in Switzerland. To this end, it organizes the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) and the Geneva Digital Market, both during the first two weeks of November, as well as the GIFF Unlimited.

  • President Anja Wyden Guelpa, Director of civicLab and former Chancellor of the State of Geneva
  • Vice-president Jean-Pierre Greff, Director of HEAD – Genève
  • Secretary Neal Hartman, Director of CineGlobe Film Festival and engineer at CERN

Members of the Foundation Board

  • Philippa de Roten, Director of the Society and Culture Department at RTS
  • Maximilian Karli, Producer at Rita Productions & Bandita Films
  • Yarom Ophir, Chairman and co-founder of Katana SA
  • Guerric Canonica, Partner in the firm Canonica Valticos de Preux + Associés

Board of Directors

  • General & Artistic Director, Anaïs Emery
  • Deputy Director of Operations, Tom Guex
  • Deputy Artistic Director & Head of Programs, Nathalie Gregoletto
  • Press & Communication Manager, Nina Langeset


  • General & Artistic Director, Anaïs Emery
  • Deputy Artistic Director & Head of Programs, Nathalie Gregoletto
  • Head of Digital & Professional Programs, Paola Gazzani Marinelli
  • Program Officer, Mona Journo
  • Program Intern, Muriel Salamin
  • Film Programmer, Gaëlle Vidalie
  • Series Programmer, Maral Mohsenin
  • Series and Cinema Programmer, Anna Percival
  • Film programmer, Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries correspondent, Fran Gayo
  • Film Correspondent Japan, Mikiko Tomita
  • Series Consultant, Patrick Suhner
  • POP TV Consultant, Xavier Leherpeur
  • Digital Program Assistant, Lucie Emch
  • Geneva Digital Market Coordinator, Joséphine Bories
  • Professional program expert, Sten Saluveer
  • Professional Program Officer, Marion Lehembre
  • Educational Program Manager, Manon Weber
  • Copywriting & Subtitle Manager, Lydia Frost
  • Editors, Camille Kaiser (CK), Anna Percival (AP) and Gaëlle Vidalie (GV)
  • Special events coordinator, Mélanie Paillard


  • Press & Communication Manager, Nina Langeset
  • Digital Communication Manager, Marilou Jarry
  • Communication Officer, Iris Petit
  • Press Officer, Bastien Bento
  • Documentalist, James Berclaz-Lewis
  • Webmaster, DaisyBell
  • Visual Identity, Benjamin Muzzin
  • Graphic Designer, Laura Cocchi
  • Graphic Design Officer, Florent Bovier
  • Video production and editing GDM, Elisa Gleize
  • Translators, Caroline Cada, Alexander Craker
  • Programs distributor, Adrien Chanel


  • Deputy Director of Operations, Tom Guex
  • Administration Officer, Caroline Heussi
  • Private Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, Juliette Papaloïzos
  • Protocol Manager, Yael Golan
  • Ticketing, Public Reception and Accreditation Manager, Laure Bailly
  • Ticketing and Accreditation Officer, Carl Ahnebrink
  • Responsible for COVID-19 measures, Guillaume Favrod
  • Guest Relations Manager, Charlotte Deléamont
  • Guest Relations Officer, Gala Frecon
  • Guest Relations Officer, Mylène Magistris
  • Volunteers Manager, Thierry Bouscayrd
  • Volunteers coordinator, Irene Lunghi
  • Parties coordinator, Léo Marti
  • Ceremonies presenter, Marie-Eve Musy


  • Executive Production Manager, Zoé Nguyen
  • Production Officer, George Sims
  • Technical Manager, Adrien Boulanger
  • Image Technical Manager, Michael Pfenninger
  • VR Technical Manager, Alex Schuhmann
  • VR techincal assistant, Diego Graham
  • Logistics Officer, Rémi Scotto di Carlo


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