Cédric Succivalli is a film critic and programmer. He studied under Positif critic Michel Ciment and graduated from the University of Aix-Marseille with a Master’s thesis on My Own Private Idaho by Gus Van Sant. He went on to study at the University of Paris VII Denis Diderot, with a thesis on David Cronenberg’s Crash. He subsequently taught French and cinema at the University of Bath and UWE Bristol and worked for Arte France Cinéma as part of the film funding committee. A former performer for Carolyn Carlson and Rosalind Crisp, and a model for Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto, he has served as President of the International Cinephile Society for eighteen years. during that time he has been regularly attending and writing about festivals around the world. He has served on juries at festivals such as the Noir In Fest, the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, the Morelia International Film Festival, the Göteborg Film Festival, the Cairo International Film Festival, the Lecce European Film Festival, the Istanbul International Film Festival, the San Sebastián International Film Festival and the Festival de Cannes (Queer Palm jury). In 2018 he became a programmer for the Giornate degli Autori sidebar section of the Venice Film Festival. He is a member of the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (SFCC), L’Académie des Lumières and FIPRESCI.