Guests of Honor 2022
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD : CLAUDIA CARDINALE
In 1958, Claudia Cardinale made her film debut with "The Pigeon" by Monicelli, then "The Girl with a Suitcase" by Zurlini, which really launched her career. Favorite actress of Luchino Visconti (Rocco and his brothers, The Cheetah), she tours with the greatest directors in Italy, France and the United States such as Federico Fellini (Eight and a half), Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther), Sergio Leone (Once upon a time in the West), Marco Ferreri (The Audience). Her international filmography lists around 130 films and Claudia Cardinale has been rewarded for her entire work, among other things, with a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1993 and an Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2002.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the films "Huit et demi" and "Le Guépard", the Festival will pay a vibrant tribute to one of the greatest figures and star of world cinema.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART OF FILM MUSIC : JEAN-MICHEL BERNARD
Jean-Michel Bernard is a singular pianist, who has found his place at the crossroads of genres. With a solid classical training, with the freedom of jazz, he is resolutely a pianist of cinema, between interpretation and reinvention, unique in its genre. The one that Ray Charles described as “Genius! », or Lalo Schifrin of « Soul brother » has developed all the talents in his immense career: composer, orchestrator, arranger, concert performer. In 40 years, he has worked on more than 200 films, series and documentaries. He was Music Director for many television channels and on the radio on France Inter (L’oreille en coin). He has arranged and produced over 25 albums.
Jean-Michel Bernard has worked with the greatest: composer for Michel Gondry, member of the Quartet of Ray Charles, collaborator of Ennio Morricone, Martin Scorsese (inversion Morricone avec Scorsese, Lalo Schifrin. He works with Claude Chabrol, Francis Lai, Bruno Coulais, Philippe Sarde, Francis Veber, Fanny Ardant and many others... He has always been at the heart of musical creation for film and image, to the point of often being guest in master class in Festivals (Cannes, Paris-Grand Rex /Audi Festival, La Baule, Los Angeles, Krakow, Montreal, Tokyo…).
BEST COMPOSITION EMERGING TALENT 2022 : STEFANO TALLINI
In his early years as a musician, he studied acoustic and electric guitar and graduated in Conservatory as a guitarist. He wrote music in the bands he played with (Halesia, Peel Slowly and See, Bells in Autumn), recorded an LP (Bells in Autumn, 2016) and played live in several contexts.
In 2022 he joined two Hollywood Music Workshops summer courses (Orchestral mockup production with Oscar Senén and Writing for TV drama/series with John Lunn).
In July 2022 he won the first prize in the international film scoring festival Apulia Soundtrack Awards.