Board & Founders

FOUNDERS

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Cristiano De Florentiis

ICFF Co-Founder/Artistic Director

Cristiano is a professional journalist. He divides his work between Rome and Toronto. His passion for cinema emerged at an early age. At 14 he was already an official member of the jury at the Giffoni International Film Festival, the world’s foremost children’s film festival. Along with his interest in cinema, Cristiano has also long cultivated a love for television and journalism. For several years, he has been the Canadian correspondent for the Italian state television RAI. He has been tasked with promoting RAI broadcasts in Canada and strengthening relations with numerous prominent organizations within the Canadian broadcasting industry. As writer and director, Cristiano has produced numerous nature and social documentaries for RAI TV, such as The Dinosaur Cemetery, Father Goose, St. Jacob, When Time Stops, The Last Cowboys, Between Europe and the New World, The Voice of Little Italy and The Italians of the Last Frontier. In 2005, Italy’s President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi conferred upon him the title of “Knight of the Italian Republic.” The honour was given in recognition of Cristiano’s commitment to the Italian community in Canada.

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Maurizio Magnifico

ICFF Co-Founder/Managing Director

Born in Bari in 1962, Maurizio is a founding member of L’Altra Italia, a cultural association whose goal is to promote the art of cinema as a means to acquaint Canadian audiences with Italian culture. Maurizio was the association’s President from 2002 to 2010. He is currently its co-director. Maurizio’s skills have included organizing numerous film galas and events. Recently, he has also begun a collaboration with CHIN Radio for a series of weekly radio broadcasts. He is a former successful basketball player, having played in the B2 championship. He holds a degree from ISEF L’Aquila, Foggia campus. As of 1993, he has been director of sales for St. Clair Travel Agency Ltd. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Paul Golini

President

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Moira Romano

Treasurer

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David Polumbo

Secretary

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Ken Cancellara

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Lucia Cavaggioni

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Toni Prato

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Ivana Di Rocco

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Irma Fiacco

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Vanna Magnifico

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Pietro Pelliccioni

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Lenny Lombardi

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Sara Crignano

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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Sam Ciccolini

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Nick Mancuso

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Rick Campanelli

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Gesualdo Mastruzzo

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Fabio Gesufatto

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Vincenzo Guzzo

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Tony D’Aversa

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Paul Nonis

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Nick Di Rocco

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Michael Lettieri

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Luciano Volpe

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Louis Calabro

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Ali Bidabadi

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Angela Gauthier

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Maria Crignano

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