Mercedes Fernandez Alonso



Born in Lugo - Spain, she graduated in Journalism in Spain (1988) and in Film Studies in Italy (2004). In Spain she collaborated as a journalist with the newspaper Faro de Vigo, the national tv channel TVE in Madrid, and the film magazine Fotogramas (Barcelona). In 1999, she completed a post-graduate course of “Film History & Aesthetics” in Valladolid University (Spain) and received a grant from the EU to collaborate with the Torino Film Festival. She moved to Turin and during the following 6 years she worked in different film festivals: Torino Film Festival, Future Film Festival (Bologna), Turin Int’l GLBT Film Festival, imilleocchi – Festival internazionale del cinema e delle arti (Trieste). From 2005 to 2008 she worked as a production manager in the music booking agency Concerti e Produzioni, and as a tour manager with artists such as Michael Bublè, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Vinicio Capossela, Sergio Cammariere and Roberto Benigni. She has been working for TorinoFilmLab since its creation in May 2008, and became Managing Director in 2016.

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