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Irene Suico Soriano is a Filipina American award-winning writer and independent Curator living in Los Angeles.
February 2014 - co-curating "FilmAmMania - PhilMania" a unique showcase of music videos from the Philippine transnational music diaspora with elaine Dolalas for the Echo Park Film Center
October 2013 - worked under Festival Operations for the 2nd Annual San Pedro International Film Festival
March 2013 - co-curated another Film Independent/ Project Involve 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. She also 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 Founded and coordinated the reading series "Wrestling Tigers: Asian Pacific American Writers Speak" at the Japanese American National Museum
1994-2000 Literary Curator for the Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture
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