Guests of Honor 2024

Diane Warren

DIANE WARREN

Diane Warren has written for such legends of song as Elton John, Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack and Roy Orbison. Artists such as Lady Gaga, Cher, Patti LaBelle, 'N Sync, Gloria Estefan, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Reba McEntire, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Enrique Iglesias, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige and LeAnn Rimes have graced the charts with her songs. Warren herself agrees that she has tapped this universality of message in her songwriting.

Her number one Adult Contemporary hit "If You Asked Me To" has been recorded not only by Celine Dion, but also by R&B diva Patti LaBelle. Her song "Don't Turn Around" has been recorded by eight different artists - from Tina Turner to Aswad to Ace of Base. Her number one pop hit "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" performed by Aerosmith for the movie Armageddon not only received an Oscar nomination, but simultaneously hit number one on the country charts with a version by Mark Chestnut. Additionally, Diane's song, “How Do I Live”, recorded by both Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes, was not only a #1 hit that won Yearwood the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, but also carries the distinction of being the longest running song in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Diane’s songs are featured in more than 60 films. Her songs have been nominated for five Golden Globes, fifteen Academy Awards,  one honorary Oscar in 2023, and 10 Grammys.

Warren has been named ASCAP Songwriter of the Year six times and Billboard’s Songwriter of the Year four times. Her publishing company Realsongs, was named one of the top five music publishing corporations and is the most successful female-owned and operated business in the music industry. In 2001, Warren also received further recognition with a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Warren’s massive success as a songwriter has offered her the opportunity to support a number of charitable causes. She is a Buddy For Life at AIDS Project Los Angeles and an honorary committee member of PETA.

Pino Donaggio

PINO DONAGGIO

Born in the island of Burano on 24 November 1941, into a family of musicians, Giuseppe "Pino" Donaggio began studying violin at the age of 10, first at the Benedetto Marcello conservatory in Venice, and later at the Giuseppe Verdi conservatory in Milan. His natural talent brought him, at the age of 14, to debut as soloist in a Vivaldi Concert for the Italia Radio, and later to work with Solisti Veneti and Solisti di Milano.

The discovery of rock and roll during a summer holiday in 1959 ended his classical career and made him debut as singer with Paul Anka. From this moment on he started writing his own songs and in a few years Pino Donaggiobecame one of the smartest Italian singers and songwriters.

Pino Donaggio has always been considered a very versatile artist, so his debut as soundtrack composer came really natural. His first work goes back to 1973, with the soundtrack for "Don't Look Now", directed by Nicholas Roeg, starring Donald Sutherland. The magazine "Films and Filming" elected the song as best soundtrack of the year.

Later in 1976 Pino Donaggio started his cooperation with Brian De Palma, writing the soundtracks for "Dressed to Kill""Blow out" and "Raising Chain".

Valeria Altobelli

VALERIA ALTOBELLI

Crowned Miss World Italy in 2004, after working like a singer in different productions and live performances, Valeria Altobelli won the Miss World Talent in China. She has been working on the top italian tv programmes since 2012, winning a vip competition as a singer on Rai1 in 2017 and 2018. Starring in many movie res carpets in Venice and Rome film festival, she was the only Europen walking on the Jackie Chan Action Film Festival red carpet in China, representing Italy in an international acting panel in Beijing. Awarded in 2016 for being the youngest character of the year for her hard and serious work in different charity project, she founded her own international NGO, Mission, made up by all former Misses and women from almost 150 countries all over the world, to empower women with education programmes in order to protect them from mental and phisical.

In 2019 she was called to sing and play an irish song in Italy, in front of Bob Geldof, the inventor of Live Aid, because of her philantrophy and music commitment. Valeria is currently the godmother of the University where she got her Degrees where she is founding a Master in Music and Arts. In 2020 she was interviewed by CNN with the pluri Oscars nominated songwriter Diane Warren and with the soundtrack composer John Debney for a project they made against violence on women with an international anthem she adaptated in 7 languages sang, 15 spoken and 23 written: Valeria was the producer and the ideator of this project, and she even took care of all the artistical production, putting together an international choir of 50 nations in Diane Warren’s studio, Realsongs, in Los Angeles.

She cooperated with Diane Warren again in 2020 for the international COVID-19 found. In 2023 she wrote the soundtrack for the film Paradox Effect, starring Harvey Keitel and Olga Kurylenko. Also in 2023, she produced, wrote the soundtrack and starred in the short film Maledetta Primavera, on the theme of gender equality in sport, sponsored by the Italian National Football Federation and the National Olympic Commettee.

Valeria is a University Professor in International Cyber Law.

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…).

Sean Callery

SEAN CALLERY

Sean Callery is an American musician and composer, best known for composing the music for the action/drama 24 and the Marvel adaptation Jessica Jones. Other projects include the 2004 video game, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing and the television series La Femme Nikita and Homeland. Most recently he composes the music for the series Designated Survivor and Bull.

Callery next again collaborated with Surnow on the television series 24 from 2001 to 2010. For his work on that series, he received three Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition For a Series (Dramatic Underscore), in 2003, 2006 and 2010. He also won the 2007 Film & TV Music Awards for Best Score for a Dramatic Television Program and Best Television Theme for his work on the series. In addition to his work on 24, Callery scored the music to the television series Medium from 2005 to 2010, all the episodes of Shark, and composed the music for Bones beginning with its fourth season.

In 2011 he scored the music to the miniseries The Kennedys and Kiefer Sutherland's webseries The Confession. In December, 2011, he teamed up with executive producer Howard Gordon of 24 again, for the television series Homeland. In 2012, he composed the theme music for the CBS television show Elementary. In 2014, he scored the music to the ninth season of 24, 24: Live Another Day, a special event-series, after a four-year hiatus. In 2015, he scored the music to Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix, for which he won the 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Music, which brings his total Emmy wins up to four.

Gabriel Marini
Gabriel Marini
David Imbault
David Imbault

GABRIEL MARINI / DAVID IMBAULT

Gabriel Marini is an author, composer, arranger and singer. He connects a hundred concerts a year around his compositions or by providing various tributes including a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

David Imbault learned music from an early age. At 18, he began studying Jazz at the Pro Musica musical training center under the direction of Dominique Lièvres (Avignon).

Very quickly, David Imbault met director Lorenzo Gabriele to produce the music for his TV movie “Fête de Famille” (Family Party) in 2005. This meeting was the start of a long artistic collaboration for him. In 2007, David Imbault wrote his first music for a documentary. More will follow for television programs and fiction.

In 202, Gabriel Marini and David Imbault wrote the music for the movie "IMPLANTED", and continue working on various documentaries together.

Gabriel & David are often on stage. They toured in France and Quebec. They also opened the show to singers like Sinclair, Manu Tchao, Michael Jones and many others.

Ray Costa

RAY COSTA

Ray Costa is the founder and president of Costa Communications, the premier public relations, marketing and consulting firm representing composers and songwriters in visual media. Ray Costa along with Costa Communications has represented such high-profile composers ranging from multi-award winners Alan Menken and Marvin Hamlisch to contemporary composers Alexandre Desplat, Justin Hurwitz, Atticus Ross, Ludwig Goransson, Michael Abels, Robbie Robertson and Steven Price, and new discoveries including Junkie XL, Antonio Sanchez, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Simon Franglen and Kris Bowers.

Costa has been commissioned for Oscar campaigns for songwriters including Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, H.E.R., Drake, Travis Scott, Rhianna, Taylor Swift, Carole King, Beyoncé, Brian Wilson, Van Morrison, Kendrik Lamar, Pasek & Paul, Justin Temberlake, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Diane Warren, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and more. Costa Communications has been contracted directly for awards campaigns with virtually every major studio including Warner Bros, Apple, Sony, MGM/UAR, Amazon Studios, Disney, Netflix, The Weinstein Company, Dreamworks, Fox, Universal, IFC, and Paramount. The firm’s award campaigns have successfully yielded nominations and wins for Oscars®, Golden Globes, Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, BAFTAs and other prestigious accolades. For over 20 years, Costa Communications has been the official public relations firm of the Society Of Composers & Lyricists.

Ray Costa is a member of ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC. He is a voting member of The Television Academy, The Recording Academy, and the Motion Picture Academy. He has advised leading publications regarding panels and concerts including The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, Deadline Sound & Screen Concerts, and Variety Music for Screens. He is an advisor for the World Soundtrack Awards (Ghent, Belgium), The SCL Awards, The Golden Globes, the International Film Music Critics Association, the Transatlantyk Film and Music Festival (Lodj, Poland), Krakow Film Music Festival, and the Middleburg Film Festival (Middleburg, Virginia). Ray Costa is also a co-founder of the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Fimucité (Tenerife), MOSMA (Malaga, Spain) and the Apulia Film Music Festival (Apulia, Italy).

Costa Communications has represented pro-bono non-profits including Education Through Music – Los Angeles, the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, and Hollywood Heart.

Guests of Honor 2023

SIMON FRANGLEN

Award-winning composer and music producer Simon Franglen traverses the world of film, classical, and contemporary music and other visual mediums.
 
He has spent a large portion of the last three years composing the three-hour score to Avatar: The Way of Water, traveling to New Zealand to collaborate with James Cameron. He also composed the score to Jean-Jacques Annaud’s 2022 film, Nôtre-Dame On Fire, the dramatic re-enactment of the saving of the cathedral. Upcoming work includes Avatar 3 to be released in 2024, a multi-year immersive and installation project in the USA, and a new orchestral work to follow up his 2019 90-minute oratorio The Birth of Skies and Earth which featured 176 musicians and singers.
 
Simon Franglen has received tremendous accolades and recognition for his work. He recently won International Film Music Critics Awards for Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film and Composition of the Year for his Avatar: The Way of Water score.  His credits include four of the top grossing films of all time and six of the top selling albums. His other achievements include being nominated for a Golden Globe for his work on Avatar and being awarded the Record of the Year Grammy® as a producer on “My Heart Will Go On,” sung by Celine Dion for the film Titanic.
 
Franglen's many music contributions include being a top line session musician and record producer in Los Angeles for several years, with dozens of multi-platinum albums and singles from artists including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Quincy Jones, and Celine Dion. He created the gritty electronica for Howard Shore's score to David Fincher's Se7en and David Cronenberg's Crash, produced the vocals for Moulin Rouge, and programmed for the Bodyguard soundtrack. He is well-known for his long-time collaboration with James Horner as arranger and score producer on films such as Avatar, The Amazing Spider-man, Titanic, and others. After Horner's tragic death in 2016, Franglen completed the score for The Magnificent Seven, for which he received an ASCAP award. He was also responsible for the production and further composition of the music throughout Pandora–The World of Avatar which opened at Walt Disney World in Florida in May 2017, taking over duties from James Horner in 2015. 
Marco Guazzone

MARCO GUAZZONE

Multilingual Italian singer/songwriter and composer Marco Guazzone began his career in 2007. Following an appearance on an MTV show and the placement of several of his songs in various commercials, Guazzone inked a recording deal in 2010. His debut album - produced by Paul McCartney, Depeche Mode and The Cure’s sound engineer Steve Lyon - broke through the Italian charts shortly after its release in 2012. In the same year he run at the 62nd edition of the national television song contest, Sanremo Festival. In 2017 he was nominated at the Italian Oscars, the David Di Donatello Awards, for the Best Original Song for the movie “The Place”.

In 2018 he co-wrote with Ed Sheeran the lyrics for the song “Perfect Symphony”.
He composed several soundtracks for cinema, theater and television and wrote songs for other international artists such as Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban.
In 2020 he was Grammy Nominated for the album “” by Andrea Bocelli as “Best Traditional Pop Album”.
In 2021 he composed the soundtrack for the BVLGARI worldwide campaign including the official music for the fashion show.
His music has recently been featured on international tv shows on Netflix.
Over the past few years he performed as opening act for many artists like Moby, Suzanne, Vega, Jay Brannan, The Irrepressible, Azure Ray and many others.

Laurent Levesque

LAURENT LEVESQUE

French composer Laurent Levesque was introduced to film music while living in New York by the renowned composer Philip Glass. This exposure led to his first collaboration with director Costa-Gavras for the film "Amen", and since then, Levesque has gone on to compose music for over 50 films including "Russian Dolls", "Les Plages d'Agnes" and the Finnish TV series "Replacements". The late Agnes Varda once praised Levesque's music as fresh and reminiscent of Michel Legrand.
He also regularly collaborates with singer Patricia Petibon and violinist Nemanja Radulović under the Sony Music and Warner Classics labels.

At the heart of Levesque's work lies a deep exploration of human emotions, particularly the nuances of love, passion, and compassion. This emotional focus is reflected in the minimalist, repetitive patterns that are a hallmark of Levesque's music. These patterns gradually evolve into memorable themes, surrounded by touching vibrations that evoke a powerful emotional response in listeners.

Gabriel Marini
Gabriel Marini
David Imbault
David Imbault

GABRIEL MARINI / DAVID IMBAULT

Gabriel Marini is an author, composer, arranger and singer. He connects a hundred concerts a year around his compositions or by providing various tributes including a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

David Imbault learned music from an early age. At 18, he began studying Jazz at the Pro Musica musical training center under the direction of Dominique Lièvres (Avignon).

Very quickly, David Imbault met director Lorenzo Gabriele to produce the music for his TV movie “Fête de Famille” (Family Party) in 2005. This meeting was the start of a long artistic collaboration for him. In 2007, David Imbault wrote his first music for a documentary. More will follow for television programs and fiction.

In 202, Gabriel Marini and David Imbault wrote the music for the movie "IMPLANTED", and continue working on various documentaries together.

Gabriel & David are often on stage. They toured in France and Quebec. They also opened the show to singers like Sinclair, Manu Tchao, Michael Jones and many others.

Roberto Fia

ROBERTO FIA

Roberto Fia, composer of music for the theater and author of many successful songs, written in collaboration with lyricists such as Franco Migliacci, Pasquale Panella, Gianni Belfiore, Bruno Lauzi and Vito Pallavicini Nisa and Alberto Testa; sung by big names such as Mina (Amornero and Mio di chi.), Massimo Ranieri, Patty Pravo, Amedeo Minghi, Rita Pavone and Teddy Reno. Clamorous, in 1985, the success of Uno su Mille sung by Gianni Morandi in Italy and by Manuel Mijares (Un en tre Mil) in Latin America, where it got three gold records and one platinum, remaining in the hit parade for months.

He was also the worldwide interpreter of the song Django, the now cult soundtrack of the homonymous film by Sergio Corbucci. At the end of the 70s he signs for RCA the musical production of Renato Carosone, and, for the aforementioned RCA, promotes Patty Pravo, Piero Ciampi, Rita Pavone, etc; as Director of the Last Supper - an RCA structure dedicated to the search for new talent - he contributes to the launch of many artists.

He was later Commissioner for the Sanremo Lab selections (Sanremo Festival) and Commissioner of the SIAE Commission for the Public Domain.

In recent years he has mainly written music for the theatre, collaborating with directors including Giuseppe DiPasquale, Pino Quartullo, Roberto Ciufoli and Patrik Rossi Gastaldi.

Among his latest works, the music of "Limelight" by Charlie Chaplin, with Antonio Salines, directed by Giuseppe Emiliani. His music “Panic” won Best Original Music at WICA in Toronto. And he also took part in the film Ants of Midas by Edgar Honetschläger.

Since March 2023, a CD of his has been released on all his social networks, entitled "Ci lasceremo" which includes 13 unreleased songs, for which he wrote all the music and interpreted by him.

Isabella Micali Baratelli Gullo

ISABELLA MICALI BARATELLI GULLO

In 1977 Isabella Gullo has collaborated to organize for U.N.E.S.C.O the International Symposium “Right to cultural memories” and from 1978 to 1982 she has been Responsible for External Relations for U.N.I.C.E.F. Italy

Since 1977 she has been P.R. and Press Responsable for various Theatre and Cinema Festivals (among which from 1982 to 1991 "Taormina Arte” Film, Theatre and Music International Festival"); for Theatre Companies (Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Sepe, Mauro Bolognini, Glauco Mauri, Gabriele Lavia, etc.) and in 1987 she has worked for Venice International Film Festival as assistant of the Director Guglielmo Biraghi.

In 1989 she has created and started Showbusiness Services s.a.s. which promoted International Artistic Events and represented Italian and foreign actors, directors and playwrights. Showbusiness Services organized the World Press Junket for U.I.P. United International Pictures (“Black Rain” by Ridley Scott) and for Woody Allen (“Mighty Aphrodite”), then from 1990 to 1999, Services organized and directed every year in Italy "The Susan Strasberg Actors Studio". In 1990 Showbusiness Services organized the Annual Meeting of the President Board of MGM-Paramount-Universal in Rome.

In 2004 the Showbusiness Service sas becomes Idea Productions Srl and after, as Agency Isabella Gullo, she represented Italian and international artists as Omar Sharif, Arnoldo Foà, Marisa Merlini, Dario Fò, Franca Rame, and represents, among whom, Hanna Shygulla, Rade Serbedzja, John Turturro, Jamal Soliman, Franco Nero, Fabio Testi, Alfredo Arias etc.,and Italian and foreign playrights, operating within all sectors and working with film agencies and international literary agencies.

Isabella Gullo represented in Italy, until 2010, the Damascus International Film Festival and for some years the International Istanbul Film Festival. At present she represents in Italy the Festival International du Film D'Amour de Mons, and, since 1999, until now, the Cairo International Film Festival.

She promoted and represented John Turturro for his first direction of an Opera, "Rigoletto", produced by Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Teatro Regio of Turin, Opera di Liège and Shaanxi Performing Arts Centre (SNPAC).

She was a member of the jury of “David di Donatello” award from 2015 to 2018 and in 2022 she was member of the jury of the 7th edition of “BUZZ IFF” Buzau International Film Festival.

Aurelienne Brauner

AURELIENNE BRAUNER

Aurélienne Brauner was born in Lyon. She entered the prestigious CNSM de Paris at the age of 13. Her teacher there was Philippe Muller, and she has also studied with Mstislav Rostropovich.
In 2014, she was named a super-soliste at the Orchestre National de Bordeaux. She has performed in various cities around the world, including New York, Kyoto, Tokyo, Santander, Verbier, Berlin, Roque d'Anthéron, Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Abbaye de Royaumont, Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Philharmonie of Moscow, Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, and Villa Carlotta in Italy.
Since 2021, she has held the position of super-soliste at the Orchestre National de France.

CORO LIRICO DI LECCE

The Lecce Opera Choir Musical Association was founded in July 2002 and it manages the Lecce Opera Choir and the Children's Choir.
From 2002 to 2016 it participated in the Tradition Opera Seasons of the Province of Lecce, in the Symphonic Seasons of the "Tito Schipa" ICO Foundation of Lecce and in the concerts and opera seasons organized by the Municipality of Lecce.
In 2006 it took part in the Opera Season of the Petruzzelli Symphony Opera Foundation; in the years 2010 and 2013 it also partecipated in the concerts of the I.C.O. of Bari and in 2014 in the Opera Season of Potenza.
In 2017 it performed the inaugural concert of the Apollo Theater in Lecce, with the OLES orchestra and the direction of Maestro G. Gelmetti, in the presence of the Head of State Sergio Mattarella, and the symphony n. 9 in D minor by L. V. Beethoven with the symphony orchestra of the Metropolitan City of Bari and the direction of Maestro D. Oren. In its production activity, in execution of the original project "Ti racconto l'opera", in 2013 it organized the representation of Mascagni’s "Cavalleria Rusticana" in Lecce; in 2018 Puccini’s "Tosca" with the participation of the actor Nino Capolicchio; in 2019 Verdi's "La Traviata" directed by Katia Ricciarelli. In 2020 it produced and organized the show "Ti racconto Una Notte à Notre Dame" and in 2022 "La Traviata" in the town of Otranto.
In execution of the original project "Il femminicidio nell'opera lirica", it organized and produced the show "Pria d’ucciderti...sposa...ti baciai" in 2021, with the extraordinary participation of Veronica Pivetti.
In 2021 and 2022 it participated in Puccini's "La Bohème" and Verdi's "La Traviata" on the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts.
It participated in and/or organized support activities and charitable initiatives for the children of the pediatric oncohematology department of the V. Fazzi Hospital in Lecce in 2015, also for the inmates of the Brindisi prison in the years 2012, 2013 and 2017, and for the Emmanuel Community in 2022.
Since 2012 the President of the Lecce Opera Choir Musical Association is the lawyer Ermelinda Coclite. From 2018 the Choir Master and Music Director is Maestro Vincenza Baglivo.

Ray Costa

RAY COSTA

Ray Costa is the founder and president of Costa Communications, a leading entertainment public relations firm in Hollywood. Formerly an award-winning broadcast journalist, Ray Costa is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, the Recording Academy, Television Academy, ASIFA, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. Costa is on the advisory board of The World Soundtrack Awards (Belgium), the International Film Music Critics Association (Spain), the Transatlantyk Film and Music Festival (Poland), Fimucité (Canary Islands), Hollywood Music in Media Awards, the Middleburg Film Festival and The Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF). In May 2019, Costa was named “Ambassador of the Year” at the Krakow Film Music Festival in Poland for his mission of promoting film music, including co-founding and producing festivals and concerts around the world which highlight film music.

A pioneer in the promotion of film music, over the years Costa has represented some of the biggest names in composing and songwriting, as well as championed and nurtured up and coming talent. Ray Costa and Costa Communications have consulted on awards campaigns with virtually every major studio and streamer, including Sony Pictures, UAR/MGM, Dreamworks, Fox Searchlight, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros, Apple TV+, and Netflix. Costa’s award campaigns have yielded nominations and wins for Oscars®, Golden Globes, Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, BAFTAs and other prestigious accolades for his clients. 

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…).

Stefani Tallini

BEST COMPOSITION EMERGING TALENT 2022 : STEFANO TALLINI

Stefano Tallini is a media composer from Italy.
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 parallel with music he always nurtured a strong interest in the cinema, photography and visual arts in general, so he decided to start studying film scoring with italian composer Andrea Grant (Dakota, The Letter, Graybeard). 
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).
He wrote music for short films (Il Piccolo Mago, Morpheo – the Blue Line, and many others) theathre works (Otello, 2019), commercials (Regensight, 2021) and movie trailers (La Cena Perfetta,  2022).
In July 2022 he won the first prize in the international film scoring festival Apulia Soundtrack Awards