Léo Soesanto studied at Institut d’études politiques de Paris. He has been working as a journalist on films and TV series for French printed press (Les Inrockuptibles), online media and TV (Canal Plus). He’s the editor-in-chief of Soap, a new French magazine on TV series. He was a member of the selection committee for long features at Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique (2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2015) and programmed TV series at the Geneva Tous Ecrans Film Festival in 2014. He has been the programming director of the Bordeaux International Independent Film Festival since its creation in 2012. For IFFR, he selects TV series and films for the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition.