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…
Paola Cortellesi has experience as a singer, writer, and an actor for both screen and stage. More Info…
Alan Barillaro joined Pixar Animation Studios in January 1997. Barillaro has worked on almost every Pixar film as an animator.More Info…
One of the most talented and recognizable actors in the Italian film industry, Giancarlo Giannini has an incredible film career to show for, during which he played an array of diverse characters.More Info…
Frank D’Angelo is an award-winning filmmaker having secured 15 wins and another nine nominations over the course of his short career.More Info…
Ruth Borgobello is an Italian-Austrilian director, originally from the Friulian region in Northern Italy. This is where she directed and filmed her first feature film, The Space Between.More Info…
Danny Aiello is part of a large group of American actors with Italian origins that created the stereotypical Italian mob boss or typical pizza chef in modern film.More Info…
Over the past 50 years, Franco Nero has appeared in over 200 movies around the world including Django, Die Hard 2, Django Unchained, and Cars 2.More Info…
Toronto-born chef David Rocco has achieved world recognition in his career. Hailed as aa skilled Italian chef, his four television programs and four bestselling novels have made him known in over 120 countries across the globe. More Info…
Comedic and dramatic actor, loved by fans and critics alike, Gullotta won the prestigious David di Donatello in 1987 for the best supporting actor in the film Il Camorrista. More Info…
Checco Zalone is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished comedic actors in the history of Italian cinema. More Info…
Claudia Cardinale has been widely considered one of the most famous movie star of her generation. More Info…
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…
Gennaro Nunziante is arguably the most successful Italian screenwriter and director of the past thirty years. More Info…
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.
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.
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.
Renzo Martinelli is an Italian screenwriter, director and producer. Ustica is his latest feature film. More Info…
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
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 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…
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 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…
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 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 has produced and directed over 100 documentary specials for both European and American networks, including the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
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 has appeared as a comedian in several variety shows and had his breakout with the role of Giacinto in Un medico in famiglia.
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.
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’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.
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 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).
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 (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’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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 is an Italian actor, director and screenwriter, known for La scomparsa di Patò (2010), La strategia della maschera (1998) and Adelmo (1988).
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.