Check out the outstanding protagonists of all editions of Riviera International Film Festival.


Emily Mortimer


Emily Mortimer, a versatile British actress, has excelled in films like “Shutter Island” and the series “The Newsroom,” showcasing immense talent and adaptability.

Tamás Yvan Topolánszky


Tamás Yvan Topolánszky is a Hungarian director and screenwriter known for the film “His Master’s Voice.”

Filippo Scotti


Filippo Scotti, Italian actor, gained recognition for his performance in Paolo Sorrentino’s film “The Hand of God.” A rising talent in Italian cinema.

Ludovica Rampoldi


Ludovica Rampoldi is an Italian journalist and writer. She is a co-author of “Gomorrah” and has contributed to prestigious magazines, standing out in the contemporary literary scene.

Anna Favella


Anna Favella is a talented Italian actress, acclaimed for theatrical, cinematic, and television roles. Among her works, stands out “Sissi – The Musical,” where she shone in the role of the famous Austrian empress.

Maren Olson


Agent of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency.


Michela Andreozzi


Michela Andreozzi is a versatile Italian artist: actress, director, writer, and TV presenter. Versatile and talented in the Italian entertainment landscape.

Vanessa Beecroft


Vanessa Beecroft, Italian artist, is famous for her performances blending art and fashion. A pioneer in merging the human body with artistic context.

Vincenzo Venuto

Biologist, TV presenter and author

After working for ten years as a researcher, he begins his career on TV and leads programs such as Alive – Stories of survivors and Melaverde.


Rula Jebreal


Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist, writer, screenwriter and foreign policy analyst renowned for her groundbreaking work in Europe, the US. 

Nigel Tapper


Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007.

Barbara Tarricone Hamilton


Journalist and Author of Sky Cinema Italia.

Casey Affleck


An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple projects.

Dante Spinotti


Dante Spinotti is an Italian photography director. In 1993 he received the British Academy Film Award for “The Last of the Mohicans” he was also nominated for an Oscar for L. A. Confidential and Insider.

Joan Bergin


Joan is one of the most talented costume designers currently working in film, television and theater

Benedetto Habib


Benedetto Habib is a producer and he is also partner of the multimedia company Indiana Production.


Andy Lipkis


Andy Lipkis has spent his life crowdsourcing climate disaster relief for emergency and long-term issues. At age 18, he founded TreePeople, and served as its president from 1973 to 2019.

Chiara Francini


Chiara Francini is an italian actress and writer, known for Miracolo a Sant’Anna (2008), La peggior settimana della mia vita (2011) and Maschi contro femmine (2010).

Roberto Pisoni


Roberto Pisoni is the Sky Entertainment Channels Senior Director at Sky Italia.

Barbara Schiavulli


War Correspondent Journalist

Alessandro Gassmann


Alessandro Gassmann is an actor and writer, known for Transporter: Extreme (2005), Razza bastarda (2012) and Il silenzio grande (2021).

Nils Hartmann


Nils Hartmann has led Sky Italia’s original productions from its origins and is Senior Vice President of Sky Studios in Italy and Germany.

Gabriele Muccino


Gabriele Muccino was born on May 20, 1967 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for La ricerca della felicità (2006), Come te nessuno mai (1999) and Ricordati di me (2003).

Luca Zingaretti


Luca Zingaretti is an italian actor and director, known for Alla luce del sole (2005), Alla ricerca di Nemo (2003) and Il commissario Montalbano (1999).

Giuseppe Camuncoli


Giuseppe Camuncoli, also known as Cammo, is an Italian cartoonist. He has worked tirelessly for DC Comics, Marvel and Image Comics.

Paolo Ruffini


Paolo Ruffini is an Italian actor, TV host, director and screenwriter.

Anna Safroncik


Anna Safroncik was born on January 4, 1981 in Kiev, Ukraine. She is an actress, known for Nine (2009), Metronotte (2000) and Le verità (2017).

Peter Zeitlinger

Photography director

He has been collaborating with the German director Werner Herzog between 1995 among his works Bad Lieutenant (2009) and Queen of the Desert.

Erri de Luca


After his debut with the book Not now, not here, he published fiction works which were translated into over 30 languages.

Davide De Michelis


Davide Demichelis is an Italian journalist, TV presenter and documentary maker.

Cote de Pablo


Protagonist of the NCIS series in the role of Agent Ziva David.

Cristiana dell’Anna


She starred in Un posto al sole and as Co-protagonist in the Gomorra series in the role of donna Patrizia.

Yalitza Aparicio


Nominated for the Academy award 2019 AS Best Actress FOR the film Rome by Alfonso Cuaron.

Stefano Bises


We remember among his projects the TV series Gomorra. He also wrote other series, such as: Il Capo dei Capi, Distretto di Polizia, La Squadra.

Ada Bonvini

Executive producer

CEO and executive producer of The Family / Maremosso, a company that deals with the development and production of feature films, documentaries, TV and web series.

John Campisi


He works for the CAA of Hollywood, a dominant and influential company in the field of film talent agencies.

Paola Casella


Professional journalist and film critic.

Linda Caridi


Interpreter of films such as Felice Impastato, Antonia, Mamma + Mamma and Nome di Donna, directed by Marco Tullio Giordana.

Carlo Carlei

Director and screenwriter

Director and screenwriter, since he was a child, he cultivated a passion for cinema, comics and American literature. He has worked on numerous successful national and international projects.

Martina Colombari

Actress and model

She starred in Carabinieri, Un Medico in Famiglia, Al di là del Lago.

Andrea Crosta


International consultant to government agencies that fight environmental crimes, he is the founder of the Earth League International (ELI).

Marton Csoksas


Interpreter of films such as The Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremacy, The Equalizer.

J. Miles Dale


Oscar winner for the film La Forma Dell’Acqua by Guillermo Del Toro. He produced Hollywoodland with Ben Afflek, The Thing (2011), La Madre with Jessica Chastain.

Joséphine De La Baume

Actress and model
Interpreter of films such as Johnny English – The rebirth and Listen Up Philip.

Greta Ferro


She started working as a model for the Why Not Model Agency. Her professional turning point came in 2018 when she was among the interpreters of the short film for Armani entitled Una giacca.

Maurizio di Giovanni


Author of I bastardi di Pizzofalcone and of the books on Commissario Ricciardi.

Cristina Donadio


Co-protagonist of the Gomorra series in the role of “Scianel”.

Stella Egitto


She starred in the Italian series Distretto di Polizia and in the film In Guerra per Amore with Pif.

Claire Forlani


Protagonist of Meet Joe Black with Brad Pitt and of the CSI New York series.

David Franzoni

Writer and producer

Ridley Scott’s Gladiator Academy Award. Amistad scriptwriter, directed by Steven Spielberg and King Arthur, directed by Antoine Fuqua (2004).

Carlo G. Gabardini

Actor and author

He has been an actor and author of Cameracafé, Piloti, CrozzaItalia, Stasera Casa Mika. He has acted in L’uomo della carità by A. de Robilant, Si può fare by G. Manfredonia, Patria by F. Farina, and in other films for the cinema.

Marta Gastini


She starred in the film The Rite with Anthony Hopkins, for which she was awarded with a Nastro d’Argento (2011) as Best Supporting Actress. Interpreter in the recent Italian film Bentornato Presidente.

Adriano Giannini


He starred in the films such as The Revolution on Two Horses, Baciami Ancora, The Prince of the Desert, The Hidden Color of Things and in the In Treatment and 48 Hours series.

Eleonora Giovanardi


She starred in the film Quo Vado con Checco Zalone and Christmas in London – God save the queen.

Remo Girone


Protagonist in the TV series La Piovra and interpreter of films such as L’angelo con la Pistola, Persona non Grata and in the recent Le Mans ’66 – the great challenge.

Nicolò Govoni

Activist, writer

Founder of the Still I Rise association, he opened the Mazì school in Samos and is the author of the book Bianco come Dio.

Nils Hartmann

Senior director di Sky Italia TV

Executive producer of “Original Sky” products including X Factor, the Gomorra series, 1992, Romanzo Criminale and ZeroZeroZero.

Paola Jacobbi


Since 2003 he has been special correspondent and Entertainment Senior Editor of the weekly Vanity Fair. He has written several essays on fashion and cinema and in 2013 he published the novel You know who I am.

Giampiero Judica


Performer in Don’t Kill and Night Passengers and Boardwalk Empire. He also starred in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World.

Eric Kopeloff


He has produced both independent films and high-budget films, working with many directors and actors, from rookies to Oscar winners. He is the producer of Snowden (2016) directed by Oliver Stone.

Silvia Locatelli


Elle journalist.

Valentina Lodovini


She starred in Benvenuti al Sud, The Right Distance and A Liberal Passion.

Kenneth Lonergan


Kenneth Lonergan (New York, October 16, 1962) is a screenwriter, playwright and director. In 2017 he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea.

Nicola Lusardi


Writer of In treatment, for cinema wrote Come il vento.

Margherita Mannino


Inteprete in Lovers e La mafia non è più quella di una volta.

Alessandra Mastronardi


Protagonist of the TV series I Cesaroni, of the film To Rome with Love by Woody Allen and of Life by Anton Corbijn.



Italian musical group specialized in the composition of soundtracks for cinema, TV and theater.

Matthew Modine


Protagonist of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Birdy by Alan parker, Robert Altman’s Streamers, which earned him a Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival, and the Stranger Things series.

Eddy Moretti

Producer and co-founder of Vice Media

Co Founder of Vice Media and Emmy Award winner for his documentaries. Producer of films such as The Report with Adam Driver.

Sergio Múñiz

Actor, singer and model

Interpreter in La Signora delle Camelie and I Cesaroni.

Gianluca Neri


Italian film producer, television author, radio host and blogger.

Gaia Trussardi


She was the creative director of the Trussardi house until 2018, and then she definitively dedicated herself to music.

Marta Perego

Journalist and writer

Presenter of Adesso Cinema she wrote the book Le Grandi Donne del Cinema.

Fiorenza Pieri


She is of Florentine origin, an actress, and director. She made her debut as an actress at the Stabile Theater of Genoa and played leading roles in numerous productions of national theaters.

Violante Placido

Actress and singer

Protagonist of Sergio Rubini’s Soul Mate, The American with George Clooney, Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance with Nicolas Cage and 7 Minutes by Michele Placido.

Aubrey Plaza


American actress, comedian, stand-up comedian and producer, star of the kult Ingrid Goes West and Best sellers with Micheal Caine.

Marta Pozzan

Journalist and Influencer

Professional fashion blogger started collaborating with Vanity Fair. In the United States she puts her signature on the columns of the Huffington Post and collaborates with Vogue Japan and The New York Times.

Gianni Quaranta

Set designer

Oscar for Best Production Design in 1987 for Camera con vista by James Ivory. Set designer of Novecento by Bernardo Bertolucci, a leggenda del Santo Bevitore by Ermanno Olmi.

Nathalie Rapti Gomez


Interpreter of films such as L’abbuffata by Mimmo Calopreste, Ex by Fausto Brizzi and Ride by Jacopo Rondinelli. On TV R.I.S. Imperfect Crimes, Inspector Coliandro.

Fabio Resinaro


Director of Dolceroma he is also a screenwriter and producer. Together with Fabio Guaglione he directed the film Mine, with Arnie Hammer.

Stefano Sala


He was part of the cast of Notti sul ghiaccio and Ballando con le stelle, presented on Raiuno by Milly Carlucci.

Dougray Scott


Antagonist of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2 and protagonist of The legend of a love-Cindarella and Ripley’s Game.

Nina Senicar

Actress and model

Interpreter of Papillon with Rami Malek and in the film Tutto Molto Bello.

Ed Solomon


His films include Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black, McG’s Charlie’s Angels and Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me. Screenwriter of the MOSAIC series directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Paolo Stella

Writer, Art Director

Interpreter in Un Ciclone in Famiglia and Donna Detective.