Ludmila Cvikova to top int'l programming

VENICE — The Doha Film Institute has tapped former Rotterdam Film Festival programmer Ludmila Cvikova as its head of international programming.

As Rotterdam programmer for more than a decade, Cvikova scouted talent and selected films from across the globe for the fest, as well as for its CineMart co-production mart and Hubert Bals Fund.

She has worked as an adviser for several other international film festivals — Karlovy Vary, Locarno and Yerevan — and served for two years as programming chief for the Art Film Festival in her native Slovakia.

Cvikova joins DFI’s existing programming team, led by executive director Amanda Palmer.

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