Claudia Maci graduated in Film History and Criticism in Perugia and specialized in "Communication des Organisations" at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. She started her activity at the Festival dei Popoli in 2005 as head of the programming office. In 2006 and 2007 she was the curator of the Italian Competition. Since 2012 she is a member of the selection committee. For the Festival dei Popoli she has curated the following sections and retrospectives: Etudes sur une ville: Paris (2013); Journeys to Italy with Vincent Dieutre (2014); The Trades of Cinema: Homage to Dominique Auvray (2014); The Trades of Cinema: Homage to Wojciech Staroń (in collaboration with Sandra Binazzi, 2015), Ali in the City. Contemporary Migrations Patterns: Drifts and Destinations (in collaboration with Vittorio Iervese, 2015). Since 2017 she is deputy artistic director of the Festival dei Popoli.