Leopard Club Award

Named after the Association which supports the Festival, the Leopard Club Award pays homage to the protagonists of contemporary cinema.

Leopard Club Award 2021 to Kasia Smutniak

As a skilled, very personal actress who carefully manages her presence and her performing choices, Kasia Smutniak’s talent is plain to all. Her ability to move between committed cinema, drama, comedy and television, always flexible and refined in finding the right register, has allowed her to establish herself as one of the most interesting and exciting names in Italian and European cinema. Her already rich and diversified filmography bears witness to the efforts of a performer who has ceaselessly queried the nature of her role as actress, while maintaining a dialogue with her public. Kasia Smutniak is a modern talent and we are pleased to be able to celebrate her at a time when she is yet again taking on fresh challenges in her career. 

Giona A. Nazzaro 

Past winners
  • 2013 Faye Dunaway
  • 2014 Mia Farrow
  • 2015 Andy Garcia
  • 2016 Stefania Sandrelli
  • 2017 Adrien Brody
  • 2018 Meg Ryan
  • 2019 Hilary Swank