Malin Kan, Programmer, AFI Festivals
Malin Kan is a film programmer originally from a small coastal town near San Francisco. She graduated with a BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and went on to obtain an MA from the University of California, Los Angeles in their Moving Image Archive Studies program. Now based in Los Angeles, she is a Programmer with AFI Festivals at the American Film Institute, where she has been since 2016. At AFI, her primary area of focus has been international feature films, though she has contributed to all sections across the festival and has overseen the Cinema’s Legacy section, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, since 2018. In previous roles, she contributed to the George Eastman Museum and the LA Film Festival. She has contributed writing program notes and reviews to both Palm Springs International Film Festival and MovieMaker Magazine, has spoken on a panel at the Locarno Film Festival, and has served on juries for the Tacoma Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, Outfest and the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival.