Valeria Wagner is graduated from the University of Zurich with a degree in Film Studies and English Language and Literature. During her studies, she worked on several music, theatre and film festivals. After graduating, she did an internship in programming at Visions du Réel in 2020. Then, she worked in film production and distribution and was a programmer for the Pardi di domani at the Locarno Film Festival. She currently works as a programmer at the Zurich Film Festival for the feature film selection category.
She is a member of the European Film Academy.