Kiva Reardon

Kiva Reardon has extensive experience in film curation, writing, editing, publishing and digital media.


She speaks fluent French and holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies. She is based in Los Angeles.

About me


Currently, Kiva Reardon holds the position of Film Programmer at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles. She previously was the Lead Programmer of Contemporary World Cinema at the Toronto International Film Festival and has worked with Miami International Film Festival, Hot Docs and the International Film Festival Rotterdam.


Writing, Editing and Publishing

In 2013 Kiva founded cléo, an online publication dedicated to creating space for feminist voices in film criticism. In 2019, with Kiva as the lead editor and project manager, the journal published a print compendium, the cléo reader.


Speaking and Appearances

As a cultural critic, Kiva has appeared on numerous television shows and radio programs. She hosted the the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s podcast  and co-hosted their TV show, IFFR Live.

She has spoken at institutions around the world and served on numerous international festival juries.


A spotlight on the films of Shahrbanoo Sadat

A far-ranging showcase of the work of women in the field of film composition

The print celebration of the film journal that ran for six years

An Interview with Agnès Varda

An exploration of the work of Jane Campion, both her short and feature films

An in-conversation at the International Film Festival Rotterdam with Kelly Reichardt 

On the TIFF retrospective of Claire Denis for The Globe and Mail

Close-Up on Alain Gomis's Félicité

A celebration of the legacy of early film star Anna May Wong

On Marta Popivoda’s essay film

Against a unified history of feminist documentary filmmaking in Canada

Can online journals solve the access issue without bowing to popular influence?


Get in Touch
kiva [dot] reardon [@]
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