Artistic director and programmer Lili Hinstin was born in Paris in 1977. After studying at the Universities of Paris and Padua for a degree in Foreign Languages, Literatures and Civilizations, in 2001 she set up the production company Les Films du Saut du Tigre. From 2005 to 2009 she was in charge of the movie theater of the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici, and from 2011 to 2013 she was Deputy Artistic Director of the Paris-based international documentary film festival Cinéma du Réel. From 2013 to 2018 Lili Hinstin has been Artistic Director of the international Film FestivalEntrevues Belfort in France.
Since 2018 she is the Artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival.