Excellence Award Davide Campari

Every year this prestigious award honors artistic personalities whose contributions have made a mark on contemporary cinema.

Excellence Award Davide Campari to Mélanie Laurent and Guillaume Canet

Mélanie Laurent and Guillaume Canet have forged personal and identifiable acting paths for themselves over the years. Working in the service of a French and European tradition of an auteur cinema that often intersects with the reasons of a cultured popular cinema, the two performers have shown extraordinary sensitivity in the composition of their roles thus giving rise to artistic, personal trajectories that are appreciated by audiences. Melanie Laurent and Guillaume Canet had already met professionally and now, Le Déluge, our opening film directed by Gianluca Jodice, allows us to find them in the guise of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI. Two absolutely superb performances that we wanted to celebrate, thus honoring both of their paths, with our Excellence Award Davide Campari.

Giona A. Nazzaro, Artistic Director

Past winners
  • 2004 Oleg Menshikov
  • 2005 Susan Sarandon, John Malkovich and Vittorio Storaro 
  • 2006 Willem Dafoe
  • 2007 Michel Piccoli and Carmen Maura
  • 2008 Anjelica Huston
  • 2009 Toni Servillo
  • 2010 Chiara Mastroianni
  • 2011 Isabelle Huppert
  • 2012 Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Rampling
  • 2013 Sir Christopher Lee and Victoria Abril
  • 2014 Juliette Binoche and Giancarlo Giannini
  • 2015 Edward Norton 
  • 2016 Bill Pullman
  • 2017 Mathieu Kassovitz
  • 2018 Ethan Hawke
  • 2019 SONG Kang-Ho
  • 2021 Laetitia Casta
  • 2022 Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • 2023 Riz Ahmed
  • 2024 Mélanie Laurent e Guillaume Canet