Valentina Zucco Pedicini was born in Brindisi in 1978. At the age of 18 she moved to Rome where she studied Philology and Italian Linguistics and completed her studies with a research on the Apulian dialect in contemporary cinema. Afterwards she was attending the International School for Documentary Zelig, where she graduated with honors in Directing. Her documentaries are selected for numerous national and international festivals. She won a scholarship in Belgrade with director Milko Manchevski and started to write her film "Dal Profondo" that was selected for the Idfa Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and it won the Premio Solinas 2012, Documentary for Cinema.
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