Originally from Wales, Jim Kolmar is a Film Programmer and writer who curated features for South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) from 2009-2020, and where he continues to consult. His primary interest is international films, with a particular focus on Latin American, Caribbean and Latin films. Since 2010, he has curated the SXSW Global section for international films. He also programs for Festival Internacional de Cine Tulum (FICTU), and Portland International Film Festival 2021. Kolmar has worked with numerous local film organizations, including Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin Asian American Film Festival, and Austin Film Society (AFS), where he programmed Austin’s first series of Welsh films in 2012. Jim Kolmar is also a contributing writer for Ambulante Film Festival in Mexico, and has served on juries, panels and committees at events including BAFICI, Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM), CONNeXT, CPH:DOX, Docaviv, DocsDF, IDFA, IFFPanama, Krakow Film Festival, New Horizons, and Ventana Sur.