John Canciani is the artistic director of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and is programmer at the Filmfoyer Winterthur. He curated several programs with Short and Feature Length Films like “Moving Art II – O Cinema where are thou?“, “Heavy Metal“, “VROOOM!“, “Ivan Ladislav Galeta“ Retrospective, “George Mélies and Turntables“, “Who’s afraid of the Public?“, “9/11“, “Women in early Japanese Film“, “Tattoo im Film“, "Blow-Up, der voyeuristische Blick". He was co-curator for the Kunstkammer Schlieren “SAME(difference)_sculpture in relation 3 – social processing “ and curated “Asedio“ with Humberto Díaz (Cuba). He has worked as a programmer for the Swiss Youth Film Festival and Kurz und Knapp. He was a film critic for Radio Stadtfilter and his film “Tokyo Rock ‘n’ Roll“ was shown at 18 Festivals including IFF Leeds, EMAF Osnabrück, Art le Havre. He has a Master in Advanced Studies degree in Curating ZHdK and he published the Issue No.23 "The Future of Short Film" and presented it at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen this year.