Teresa Vena is a Swiss film critic. She studied history, art history and Spanish philology at the University of Geneva. She has since worked as a curator in the field of visual arts and film and as a film critic for various online and print media. She has initiated several thematic film series and festivals, such as Prachtige Films!, focused on films from the Netherlands and Flanders, as well as the only festival in Germany dedicated to films from Switzerland, Film:Schweiz. Her main areas of interest and research include films from Asia, Latin America and Europe.