Peter Debruge is Chief Film Critic for Variety, where he has worked since 2005, including a two-year stint in Paris, when he focused on covering the international festival circuit. He oversees a team of more than a dozen freelancers around the world, assigning and editing film reviews for the publication. He also curates the magazine’s annual “10 Directors to Watch” list. Peter’s writing on film has appeared in such publications as Premiere, Life, Creative Screenwriting, IndieWire and The Miami Herald, as well as the book "Variety's The Movie That Changed My Life." In 2017, Peter helped co-found the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles, and he has been a member of juries at the SXSW, Reykjavik, Molodist, COLCOA, Annecy and Cannes film festivals.