As President of IFC Films, Arianna Bocco oversees acquisitions, production, marketing and publicity, as well as theatrical film distribution and the fast-growing IFC Films Unlimited subscription streaming service.
Since joining the company in 2006, Bocco has spearheaded all acquisitions and productions for IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, the three multi-platform film distribution labels owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc., acquiring the rights to some of the most critically acclaimed independent films from around the world. Under her leadership, the company has acquired over 400 films including Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a Golden Globe® winner for Best Motion Picture (Drama), an Oscar® nominee for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing and winner for Best Supporting Actress; Cristian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days; Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park; the Golden Globe® nominated and Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner Gomorrah; Steve McQueen’s Camera d’Or winner Hunger starring Michael Fassbender; Steven Soderbergh’s Che starring Benicio Del Toro; Armando Iannuci’s Oscar® nominated In the Loop; Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist; Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me; Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy; Werner Herzog’s Caves of Forgotten Dreams; Ruba Nadda’s Cairo Time; Wim Wenders’ Oscar® nominated Pina; David France’s Oscar® nominated documentary How To Survive A Plague; Rick Rowley’s Oscar® nominated documentary Dirty Wars; Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Color; Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip series; Noah Baumbach’s Golden Globe® nominated Frances Ha; Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook; Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes’ Oscar® nominated Two Days, One Night starring Marion Cotillard; John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Oscar® nominated documentary Finding Vivian Maier; Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart; Laura Gabbert’s City of Gold; Leslye Headland’s Sleeping With Other People starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis; Andrew Haigh’s Berlin award winner 45 Years starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay; Olivier Assayas’ critically-acclaimed Personal Shopper starring Kristen Stewart; and Armando Iannucci’s widely-acclaimed political satire, The Death of Stalin.
Bocco is revered for her vast experience in acquisitions, production and development, having held a variety of high-level posts throughout her career. In 2010, she was named to Crain’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2009 Rising Stars and to Moves’ Top 20 Power Women of 2010. Prior to joining the company, Bocco served as head of the independent feature packaging division of the Gersh Agency in New York City, and previously, she worked at Miramax Films as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. While at Miramax Films, she was involved in acquiring such notable films as Zach Braff’s Garden State and Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent. Before joining Miramax Films, Bocco was Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features. She held various roles in acquisitions there during her six-year tenure. Bocco began her career at ICM and The Steve Tisch Company.
Bocco earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She currently resides in New York City, with her dog Henry.