Mark Peranson

Head of Programming

Mark Peranson


A writer, programmer and filmmaker, Mark Peranson is editor and publisher of Cinema Scope magazine, for which he was awarded the 2010 Clyde Gilmour Award for contribution to advancement of film by the Toronto Film Critics Association. Since 2013 he has been Head of Programming for Locarno Festival, having been a member of the Locarno selection committee from 2010-2012. His work as a director include Waiting for Sancho (2008), and La última película (2013, co-directed with Raya Martin). He has acted in a number of films, first playing the role of Joseph in Albert Serra’s Birdsong and has also recently appeared in Hong Sangsoo’s films On the Beach At Night Alone and Claire’s Camera. His writing has appeared in myriad publications worldwide including The Village Voice, Cahiers du Cinéma, Sight and Sound, Revolver, El Amante, The Globe and Mail, and Film Comment.

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