Since 2017, Maria Bonsanti is the Director of EURODOC, training programme and network for over 1,000 documentary producers from more than 60 countries worldwide.
From 2000 to 2012, she worked for the Festival dei Popoli in Florence, where she was appointed co-director in 2011.
She also frequently worked for the Locarno Festival, where she coordinated, for instance, the Play Forward section.
From 2012 to 2017, Bonsanti was Artistic Director of Cinéma du réel at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
She has also collaborated with the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Maria has served on several festival juries (Berlinale, Locarno, Busan, Mar Del Plata etc) and Film Funds (CNC, île de France, etc).