Léo Soesanto

Léo Soesanto is a Paris-based film journalist, festival curator and writer. He’s currently the short film competitions curator at Riga International Film Festival.

He has more than 10 years of experience in festival programming, advising and moderating from Cannes Critics’ Week, International Film Festival Rotterdam or Bordeaux Independent Film Festival among many events. His writing has appeared in such publications as Libération, Les Inrockuptibles, Vogue, GQ, Premiere, Grazia and the French Cinematheque catalogue. He was a member of many festival juries, including Cannes, London, Locarno, Toronto and Morelia. He’s a member of Fipresci (International Federation of Film Critics) and European Film Academy.


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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