Giulia Achilli - Producer Dugong Films - Advisor First Cut Lab


Head of Open Doors (Locarno Film Festival)


Zsuzsi started to work as head of acquisition and programming for an independent cinema and distribution company, Cirko Film in Budapest in 2000. Besides, in 2007 she became head of acquisition at Szuez Film (and Kino theatre) as well as worked as an advisor for many Hungarian independent productions about worldwide festival and distribution strategy.  In the beginning of 2012 she moved to Cologne to start as head of acquisition at The Match Factory. Here, for 8 years, she oversaw most of the independent film productions, sales activities, festival and marketing strategy, film production and development. 

In 2020 she created the Cutting Edge Talent Camp which is focusing on new German talents during the Mannheim IFF. Since 2020 she is working for the Open Doors section at the Locarno IFF first as a Talent Development Manager and since 2022 she is heading the program. Beside that she works as a consultant on international strategies for Doha Film Institute, Torino Film Lab and Cinemart.