Mark Peranson / Head of Programming
Mark Peranson is a programmer, writer, and filmmaker originally from Toronto, Canada. He was Head of Programming for the Locarno Festival from 2013 to 2018, and was a member of the selection committee from 2010 to 2012. From 2001 to 2018 he was a programming associate for the Vancouver International Film Festival. Peranson is also the founder, editor, and publisher of “Cinema Scope” magazine. His films as a director include Waiting for Sancho (2008) and La última película (2013). As an actor he participated in a number of films, including Albert Serra’s Birdsong (2008) and Hong Sang-soo’s On the Beach at Night Alone (2017).