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Vincenzo Bugno

Vincenzo Bugno is project manager of the World Cinema Fund.

He was born in Venice and has lived in Berlin since 1988. After graduating in literature, art history and film at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, he initially worked as a journalist and film critic for Italian and Swiss media.

In addition, he has worked for TV broadcasters including Arte, ZDF, Tele+ and Sky Italia as writer and director of numerous reports and documentaries on cinema and other cultural topics.

From 2006 to 2009, he was a member of the programming committee at Locarno Film Festival and head of its Open Door section.

Since 2001, Vincenzo Bugno has worked at the Berlin International Film Festival in various capacities. He is one of the initiators, project managers and assessors of the World Cinema Fund, founded in 2004 with the objective of supporting film production in regions and countries lacking a structurally strong film industry.

As WCF project manager, he is chiefly responsible for the development of the initiative regarding its content and for its artistic profile. Alongside that, Vincenzo is Berlinale delegate for both the Maghreb / Mashriq region and Italy, and is a member of the selection committee for the International Competition.

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