Joanna Vicente has been the Executive Director of the IFP and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP since December 2009. Prior to the IFP, Vicente and her partner Jason Kliot produced/executive produced over forty films including Tony Bui’s Three Seasons, Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes, Todd Solondz’s Welcome to the Dollhouse, Brian De Palma’s Redacted, and Alex Gibney’s Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Vicente also co-founded three separate film production entities with Kliot: Open City Films, Blow Up Pictures, and with Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner the innovative digital studio HDNet Films. Vicente’s films have garnered numerous accolades and awards, including twenty-three Independent Spirit Award nominations and four wins. Vicente graduated The Catholic University of Portugal with a MA in Philosophy and began her career as the press attaché for the Portuguese delegate and former Prime Minister of Portugal at the European Parliament.
Photo courtesy of Joana Vicente.