Rea Walldén is a film theorist and filmmaker, and President of WIFT GR. She holds a degree in architecture and a Ph.D. in philosophy. Her research interests include avant-garde and experimental cinema, film education and the modernisation of education. Her approach is semiotic and epistemological. She has been researching Greek avant-garde cinema for more than a decade and is currently writing a book on the subject. She has taught in the Department of Digital Art and Cinema of National Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Film School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Athens School of Fine Arts, Hellenic Open University, University of Thessaly, Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University. She has worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Aristotle University and as scientific consultant at the Greek Ministry of Education. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Film Centre (2017); the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (2015-17); and Women in Film and Television – Greece (two terms: 2018-20 as member, and since June 2020 as President). She has participated in the Working Group on Audiovisual Education in the National Dialogue for Education (2016). She represented Greece in the EC “ET2020 Working Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education” (two terms, 2016-19). She is a member of the Hellenic Semiotic Society, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the Society for European Philosophy, European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, Hellenic Film Academy, and WIFT GR (founding). She has co-written the script for the feature film “Thief or Reality” (2001) by Antoinetta Angelidi, which has been screened at international film festivals and museums. She has shot short experimental films and exhibited artwork.