Arianna Bocco is Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Production for IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, three film distribution labels owned and operated by AMC Networks.
Since 2006, Bocco has spearheaded all acquisitions at the company, securing some of the world’s most critically acclaimed independent films. Under her leadership, the company has acquired over 400 films, including Oscar® and Golden Globe®-winning Boyhood, which also received recognition at the AFI Awards, BAFTAs, Gotham Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards; Palme d’Or winners 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and Blue Is The Warmest Color; Golden Globe® nominated and Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner Gomorrah; Camera d’Or winner Hunger; Oscar® nominated In the Loop, Pina, How To Survive A Plague, Dirty Wars, Two Days, One Night and Finding Vivian Maier; Golden Globe® nominated Frances Ha; Clouds of Sils Maria; City of Gold; Sleeping With Other People; and Berlin award winner 45 Years. IFC Films-Sundance Selects recently was awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes for Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan – their fourth in 10 years.
Prior to IFC Films, Bocco was head of the independent feature packaging division of the Gersh Agency. Before that, she was Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Miramax Films. Prior to that, Bocco was Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features. Bocco began her career at ICM and The Steve Tisch Company. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College.