The giff programming team – GIFF 2022

The giff programming team

Anaïs Emery

Executive & Artistic Director

Anaïs Emery is the new General and Artistic Director of the GIFF from 2021. Co-founder of the NIFFF, she was its artistic director from 2006 to 2020, bringing the festival to international recognition. In 2017, she completed a DAS in digital communication and web expertise at the UNIGE, in addition to her film studies. Committed to the next generation of Swiss cinema and to innovation, she officiates at Cinéforom, the Swiss Film Academy and launches the FutureStoryWorlds@CERN workshop.

Nathalie Gregoletto

Deputy Artistic Director & Head of Programs

After studying cinema at the University of Lausanne, where she obtained a Master of Arts, Nathalie Gregoletto wrote articles and collaborated with institutions such as, the Ciné-club de l’UNIGE, Festival Antigel, Cinébulletin, Visions du réel, the FIFF and Locarno Film Festival. In 2013, she joined the programming team of the Festival Tous Ecrans, which she coordinates from 2015 to now, and in 2017 she joined the GIFF Board of Directors as delegate to the artistic direction. 

Paola Gazzani

Head of Digital & Professional Programs

With a degree in social and political sciences, Paola Gazzani Marinelli has been collaborating since 2014 for GIFF and the Geneva Digital Market as a professional and digital program manager. Passionate about digital creation and experimenting with new modes of storytelling, she is interested in the future of audiovisual (cinema, television and digital) and how new technologies transform the creation, dissemination and reception of images. 

Gaëlle Vidalie

Film Programmer

Gaëlle Vidalie trained for twenty years at the Cinémathèque française with Jean Rouch and Jean Douchet, then distributed and promoted the Film Collections. At the same time, she worked alongside Janine Bazin for “Entrevues/Festival de Belfort” and then co-directed it for 5 years. She joined the selection committee for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Since 2013, she has been active at the GIFF with the same desire to show the work of young authors and to create bridges with their predecessors.

Anna Percival

Series and Cinema Programmer

After training in film aesthetics, her career has been centered on images and two major interests: transmission and programming. At the INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel), she is in charge of the Master’s degree in Audiovisual Production and the Diploma in Documentary Film Making and she teaches at the Ecal. She has worked for eight years at the Swiss Film Library, and is part of the GIFF selection committee for the third year. 

Fran Gayo

Film Programmer

Since 1997, Fran Gayo has been programming different events such as the Gijon International Film Festival (where he currently works as programming manager), BAFICI in Buenos Aires, the Las Palmas Film Festival, NIFFF (Switzerland), Expotoons or the Ourense Film Festival in Spain.He is in charge of the cinema contents of the Centro Niemeyer in Asturias (Spain) and since 2015, he has been the programmer of Espanoramas, a yearly event dedicated to Spanish cinema organized by the Spanish Embassy in Argentina.”

Maral Mohsenin


Alongside her studies in film history and aesthetics at the University of Lausanne, Maral Mohsenin began working at GIFF in 2015. In charge of the Cineastes, Our Time retrospective that year, she then took on the task of TV series programming at the Festival. In addition to collaborations with other Festivals, she works as a film curator and restorer in the archives of the Swiss Cinematheque, at the same time as she prepares her PhD thesis on film and archives in the digital age.

Frank Braun


Frank Braun (1965) lives in Zurich and has been active as a cinema, festival and filmmaker for over 30 years. He is a member of the management of Neugass Kino AG and responsible for the program on 20 cinema screens in German-speaking Switzerland. He initiated the animation film festival Fantoche, which he presided until 2016, co-directed three award-winning animated shorts and was program consultant for the Locarno Film Festival for over 10 years. In 2021, he was awarded the “Prix d’honneur” by the Solothurn Film Festival for his services.


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