Special Guests

 

 Christian De Sica

Christian De Sica

Christian De Sica is an actor, director, and the son of the late famous Italian film director Vittorio De Sica and Maria Mercader.More Info…

 Claudio Gubitosi

Claudio Gubitosi

Claudio Gubitosi, founder and artistic director of the largest youth festival in the world, enables a blossoming connection for youth as an honourary guest of ICFF Junior.More Info…

Alan Barillaro

Alan Barillaro joined Pixar Animation Studios in January 1997.  Barillaro has worked on almost every Pixar film as an animator, including “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,”“Monsters, Inc.,” More info…

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Checco Zalone

Checco Zalone is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished comedic actors in the history of Italian cinema. More Info…

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Claudia Cardinale

Claudia Cardinale has been widely considered one of the most famous movie star of her generation. More Info…

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Raoul Bova

Raoul Bova is one of the most popular and successful Italian actors. His first major role was in Carlo Vanzina’s 1993 film, Piccolo Grande Amore. More Info…

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Gennaro Nunziante

Gennaro Nunziante is arguably the most successful Italian screenwriter and director of the past thirty years. More Info…

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Massimo Capra

He is a restaurant consultant and celebrity chef . He is known for his appearances on CityLine, and Food Network shows, Restaurant Makeover, Chopped: Canada and Top Chef Canada.

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Giacomo Gianniotti

He is best known for his roles on Reign and Murdoch Mysteries. He is currently playing a surgical intern, Dr. Andrew DeLuca on Grey’s Anatomy.

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Gianni Minà

One of the most esteemed RAI correspondents for over fifty years, Gianni paints the stories of North and South America’s social realities and customs using moving pictures.

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Renzo Martinelli

Renzo Martinelli is an Italian screenwriter, director and producer. Ustica is his latest feature film. More Info…

Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi

Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) and TIFF celebrate Italy’s most beloved cinematic couple with a retrospective of their work together. More Info…

Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone

Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone

From Italy to Toronto, this comedic duo has been making audiences of all ages laugh since 1993, taking comedy to a whole new level. More Info…

Vincenzo Nisco

Vincenzo Nisco

Vincenzo Nisco has been producing and designing caricatures and cartoon art since the 70’s and has worked on some of the most well known and beloved Disney characters starting in the 80’s. More Info…

Edoardo Leo

Edoardo Leo

Born and raised in Rome, Edoardo Leo first stepped into the public eye with his now famous role in Un medico in famiglia (season 3 & 4) a popular TV series in Italy. More Info…

Andrea Iervolino

Andrea Iervolino

Andrea Iervolino is an Italian-Canadian film producer who has taken the world by storm. Since the age of 16, Iervolino has worked hard to become one of the most successful Italian entrepreneurs in the world of filmmaking.. More Info…

Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton

ICFF presented an Award of Honour to actress Mischa Barton (The O.C.) recognizing her not only for her numerous roles in television and film, but also for being inspired and proud to shoot films in Italy. She recently was in Rome to shoot the film, Hope Lost.

Dakota Goyo

Dakota Goyo

Dakota Goyo is best known for playing Max Kenton in Real Steel and Jesse Barrett in Dark Skies and voices Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation film, Rise of the Guardians.

Brando Quilici

Brando Quilici

Brando Quilici has produced and directed over 100 documentary specials for both European and American networks, including the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

Carlo Verdone

Carlo Verdone

Carlo Verdone is considered by many the heir of Alberto Sordi, expecially when they acted together in Troppo forte and In viaggio con papa’.

Enrico Brignano

Enrico Brignano

Enrico Brignano has appeared as a comedian in several variety shows and had his breakout with the role of Giacinto in Un medico in famiglia.

Danny Glover

Danny Glover

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. He is an active supporter of various humanitarian and political causes.

Vittoria Puccini

Vittoria Puccini

Since her huge success as the lead actress in Elisa di Rivombrosa, Vittoria Puccini has continued to work in television and movie productions, becoming one of the most popular actresses in Italy.

Stephen Baldwin

Stephen Baldwin

Stephen Baldwin’s entertainment career has spanned more than 25 years and ranges from film to TV to radio. He has written a book called The Unusual Suspects which he released in 2006.

Martina Stella

Martina Stella

In 2001, Martina Stella made her cinematic debut at the age of 16 in L’ultimo bacio. The film was a success in Italy and was nominated for multiple David di Donatello awards, including Best Film.

Paolo Genovese

Paolo Genovese

Paolo Genovese was born on August 20, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Tutta colpa di Freud (2014), Una famiglia perfetta (2012) and The Immature (2011).

Silvio Soldini

Silvio Soldini

Soldini has received 17 awards in his career and 32 nominations as of November 2015. His 2007 film Days and Clouds was selected for the main competition on the 30th Moscow International Film Festival.

Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia (Jan. 3, 1930 – Dec. 4, 2015), was an American actor and director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagged Edge (1985).

Valeria Marini

Valeria Marini

Valeria Marini’s first cinematographic appearance was in 1987 in the film Cronaca nera. After this she made her debut in theatre with the comedy I ragazzi irresistibili, in 1991.

Nicolas Vaporidis

Nicolas Vaporidis

In 2002, Vaporidis’ first film role was in Il ronzio delle mosche, directed by Dario D’Ambrosi, with Greta Scacchi. The following year Enrico Oldoini entrusted him with the title role in 13dici a tavola, in 2004, the winning film of the Los Angeles Italian Film Awards.

Walter Nudo

Walter Nudo

At age ten, Walter Nudo moved to Genoa, Italy with his family. In 1994 he was called to take part in the “Maurizio Costanzo Show”. He becomes a regular guest every day for eight months. This is the starting point for his first jobs in Italy: TV and film.

Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli was labeled “The Franchise” for his long tenure and high popularity while on MuchMusic until 2005. He was subsequently announced as one of the reporters for ET Canada.

Monica Nappo

Monica Nappo

Monica Nappo was born on February 20, 1971 in Naples, Campania, Italy. She is an actress, known for To Rome with Love (2012), Come Undone (2010) and A Magnificent Haunting (2012).

Ivan Cotroneo

Ivan Cotroneo

Ivan Cotroneo was born on February 21, 1968 in Naples, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for I Am Love (2009), Kryptonite! (2011) and Loose Cannons (2010).

Marco Tullio Giordana

Marco Tullio Giordana

Marco Tullio Giordana is an Italian director and scriptwriter. His film Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti was entered into the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Maria Grazia Cucinotta is an Italian actress who has been featured in many films and television series since 1990. She was also a producer, screenwriter and model.

Rocco Mortelliti

Rocco Mortelliti

Rocco Mortelliti is an Italian actor, director and screenwriter, known for La scomparsa di Patò (2010), La strategia della maschera (1998) and Adelmo (1988).

Marco Turco

Marco Turco

Marco Turco receieved a Telepiù Award for La sveglia at the 1994 Venice Film Festival as well as won Best Italian Short Film for Coincidenze at the 1996 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival. His film Excellent Cadavers received a nomination for a David di Donatello for Best Documentary.

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