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Adriano Valerio


After completing his Bachelors Degree in Law at the Università Statale di Milano, followed by film studies at Marco Bellocchio's film workshop, Adriano Valerio moved to France, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Eicar, The International Film School of Paris.


His most recent short film, 37°4S, was awarded Special Mention by the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival (2013) and David di Donatello award for the Best Italian Short Film (2014).

He is a professor at Eicar where he teaches Directing (Bfa) and Film Analysis (Mfa) and also collaborates with Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (Beirut), Istituto Marangoni (Paris), Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Paris) and IHB Artmedia (Casablanca).

In 2012 he founded the Association Camera Mundi which organizes film workshops in developing countries.

He is an alumni of both the Berlinale Talent Campus (2012) and the Locarno Film Academy (2012).


Banat is Adriano's first feature film, and premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Feastival's Critics' Week.


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