Gianna Chachere

Residency
Restoration Residencies
Type of work
Filmmaker
Location
Louisiana
Year
2008

Gianna Chachere served as the Managing Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival located in East Hampton, New York from 2006 to 2014. She has extensive experience in conceptualizing and curating film, video and live performance programs for various film festivals and cultural institutions throughout the U.S. including the Pioneer Theater, the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Market, the Staten Island Film Festival, and Howl Film Festival, In 2003, she directed and co-founded the Don’t Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival in Los Angeles with partner/filmmaker Allison Anders. Also in 2003, she was one of 10 selected participants in the 2003 Producers Program, an intensive ten-week producers’ program at IFP Los Angeles. Chachere is the former festival director of the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, California where she also served as Director of Screenplays. A consultant working with screenwriters and filmmakers, she has developed scripts from conception to production. A native New Orleanian, Chachere spends half the year in New Orleans where she is developing several projects.

“Until my time at A Studio in the Woods, I hadn’t fully understood what an amazing experience it is to be told, in the most clearly non-verbal way possible, that your day’s work is simply, purely, and fully to dedicate yourself to your art. People don’t receive this message very often. It is a gift.”