Writer | Independent Curator/Programmer [ Literary-Film-Digital Video] Shelter/Animal Rights Advocate | Vegan
Irene Suico Soriano is a Filipina American award-winning writer and independent Curator living in Los Angeles.
February 2014 -co-curated "Flipping The Music Video" a unique showcase of music videos from the Philippine transnational music diaspora with Elaine Dolalas for the Echo Park Film Center
November 2013 -Social Media Engagement & Programming Team for the 2014 San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFF) & worked Festival Operations in 2013
March 2013 -programmed Film Independent/ Project Involve's showcase at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Linwood Dunn Theater with Sundance Film Festival Programmer, Kim Yutani.
2009 -curated an evening of short films from the Philippines as a collaborative effort between the Echo Park Film Center's Thursday Night Program and Project: Pacific Pipeline.
2008 -support staff for the Programming Team of the 1st Downtown Film Festival - LA under the helm of Programming Directory, Roger Mayer.
2005 -part of the Short Film Screeners Team for the Los Angeles Film Festival
2004 -co-curated for IFP, Project Involve's Showcase that screened in CineSpace along with Project Involve Film Programming Track co-alum Kim Yutani & Julianna Brannum.
2003 -Fall cycle IFP:Project Involve Fellow under the Film Programming Career Track and was mentored by IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival's Director of Programming, Rachel Rosen.
2002 -Short Film Programming Committee member for the Visual Communications Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival and wrote Festival notes for selected feature films and co-curated with filmmaker, Rima Anosa, the Visions and Voyages: Images of Filipinos in America Film Festival for the Filipino American National Historical Society at Loyola Marymount University
June 2000 -Featured in the Los Angeles Times for her curatorial participation in the NEA -funded "The World Beyond" Poetry Festival
1994-2000 Founder and Curator of the Wrestling Tigers Asian American Reading Series at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles
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