Graduated in law from the University of Milan, Adriano Valerio lives and works in Paris. He teaches Film Direction and Analysis at the International Film School of Paris and has taught directing in Lebanon (Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts in Beirut), Morocco (Istituto Marangoni) and Burundi. His short film “37 ° 4S” won the David di Donatello (2014) and the Nastro d’Argento Special Award (2014), and received a Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival (2013). The short film “Mon Amour Mon Ami” was presented at the Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti, 2017) and at the Toronto International Film Festival (2017) and won the Amnesty Award (Paris, 2018) and the Bridging the Borders award ( Palm Springs, 2018). His first feature film “Banat – the journey”, was presented at the Critics’ Week, at the Venice Film Festival (2015), nominated for the David di Donatello and Globi d’oro for Best First Film and for the Nastri d’Argento for the Best Original Subject and has been selected in more than 70 International Festivals, receiving various awards including the Corso Salani Award. He directed two episodes of the TV series “Don’t Kill 2“, produced by Freemantle and RAI Fiction.