Guests and juries

Discover the incredible protagonists of the 2022 edition of the Riviera International Film Festival.

Film jury


Rula Jebreal


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

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

photography director

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

costume designer

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.

Documentaries jury


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

Actor and director

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).