Head of Locarno Pro

Valentina Merli

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Born in Italy in 1972, Valentina Merli took a law degree at Bologna University before gaining years of experience working for companies in France and Italy in the field of production, international sales and film distribution. In the process she has acquired deep knowledge of both global market dynamics and the line-up of players in the industry. Having co-founded the Paris-based independent production company Misia Films in 2018, Valentina Merli will continue to be involved with that business alongside her new Festival role, in which she will be assisted by the Deputy Head of Locarno Pro and Head of Open Doors, Sophie Bourdon.

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