Violeta Bava

Programmer, producer

Violeta Bava received a double degree in Theory, Aesthetics and History of Cinema and Drama at Buenos Aires University (UBA), and worked at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI) for 20 years, both as a programmer and the Co-Director of BAL, a leading co-production market for Latin American films.
She comes from a background of training and development and has worked as a film consultant and production tutor for several funds, organizations, and festivals worldwide, and played a key role in the development of initiatives to support filmmakers and producers in the Latin American region.
She was Professor of Cinema Aesthetics and Ethics at Centro de Investigación Cinematográfica (Buenos Aires) for more than 10 years. Since 2012, she has been the Latin American Consultant for the Venice International Film Festival and the Venice Market.
She is currently also the Co-Head of Industry at Visions du Réel, Head of Studies at the Torino FilmLab FeatureLab, International Guest Curator at the New Zealand International Film Festival, part of the programming team of the Macao International Film Festival and Program Advisor of New York Film Festival (NYFF).
She is a founder of Ruda Cine, which among others has produced Abrir puertas y ventanas by Milagros Mumenthaler, Two Shot Fired by Martín Rejtman, Too Late to Die Young by Dominga Sotomayor and The Human Surge by Eduardo Williams.