Francesco Apolloni born and raised in Rome.
Director, writer, actor, journalist and producer.
He graduated at “Accademia d’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’amico”, and continues his studies participating in workshops, with acting coach Michael Margotta, Bernard Hiller and The Actors Studio Los Angeles.
He has written and directed many theatre plays, written and published novels, realized documentaries, short films and movies. Many of his works were successful and part of festivals and obtained many awards and notice from the pubblic and the critics. As a director he realized social campaigns against drugs and to help fighting cancer. As an actor he was the protagonist of two movies which had a lot of success “Scusa ma ti chiamo amore” and “Scusa se ti voglio sposare”. In television he worked as a co-star in “Rino Gaetano”.
Lately he worked as an actor in “Third Person” oscar winning director Paul Haggis with Adrien Brody, “Per sfortuna che ci sei (Unfortunately you are here)” director Alessio Federici next to Ambra Angiolini and Enrico Brignano, “Tutta colpa di Freud (Freud’s fault )” director Paolo Genovese and “Ovunque tu sarai”(Wherever you will be) with actors Ricky Memphis, Francesco Montanari and Primo Reggiani director Roberto Capucci.
He also worked as an editor with the most important italians journals “Il sole 24 ore” and “Il Messaggero”, “Il Tempo” and RomaItaliaLab.

He is the artistic director of Terminillo Film Festival.  

As a writer he published:

  • Passo e chiudo (Over and out), edited by da Minimunfax
  • La verità, vi prego, sull’amore (The truth about love) edited by Minimunfax
  • E Fate come noi (Do it like us), edited by Donzelli editore

As a director he wrote and directed:

  • Leonard Street short film . Written, directed and worked as an actor. Participates at the Sacher Festival and Locarno Festival 98. Winning 2 awards.
  • La Verità Vi prego sull’Amore (The truth about love) feature film. With co-stars Pierfrancesco Favino, Gabriella Pession, Calotta Natoli. Written, directed and performed by Francesco Apolloni. Distributed in Columbia’s theatres. In 2001 wins an award at N.I.C.E, festival of New York and San Francisco, Vieste Film Festival “Storie di cinema 2001”. Award at Fellini Festival as best director.
  • Fate come Noi (Do it like us) feature film, with Pupella Maggio, Agnese Nano, Francesco Venditti, Ricky Tognazzi. Written and directed by Francesco ApolloniNominated in Giffoni’s Film Festival, distributed in Luce Institute and dvd by universal. In 2002 won an award at Giffoni’s festival. In 2003 international Golden Globe. In 2003 Prix du Jury Lycèen, at Ajaccio festival du film italien. The film was awarded by Walter Veltroni in Rome. Awarded in Los Angeles too, at Laifa film Festival.
  • Note Bianche (White melody) feature film.
  • Che ne sai di me (What do you know about me) Documentary (worked as director) presented at Venice Film Festival.
  • Un sueño a mitad Documentary. Presented at Los Angeles and Miami Film Festival, elected at the Golden Globes, award De Sica.

Theatre works:

  • Piccoli e Privati comedy written and directed by Francesco Apolloni.
  • Risiko with Francesco Apolloni and Lucrezia Lante della Rovere.
  • Animali a Sangue Freddo with Raoul Bova.
  • Angelo e Beatrice with Claudia Gerini and Stefania Rocca.
  • La Verità Vi prego sull’Amore with Gabriella Pession, Carlotta Natoli, Paolo Sassanelli, Elda Avigni.
  • Io senza gli altri with Francesco Apolloni.
  • Prendimi con te with Mimosa Campironi.
  • Addio al nubilato with Emy Bergamo, Denny Mendez, Elena Arvigo,Elena DI Cioccio.
  • BULL, che ne ho fatto del mio talento? directed by Francesco Randazzo with Francesco Apolloni and Giorgia Inannone De Sousa.
  • Questo non è paese with Max Caprara, Daniel Bondì, Catirnel Marlon.
  • L’appartamento – sold out directed by Vanessa Gasbarri, with Jonis Bascir, Enzo Casertano, Antonio Conte, Marine Galstyan, Rishad Noorani, Alida Sacoor and Gabriella Silvestri.





“Leonard Street” short movie. Written and directed .
Takes part of Sacher Festival and Festival of Locarno 98, wins 2 sacher

“La Verità Vi prego sull’Amore”  (The truth about Love) feature film .
Award N.I.C.E festival of N.Y and San Francisco like best prime opera.
Award at Vieste FilmFestival as best film.
“Storie di cinema 2001“ award .
“Fellini Award” as best director.

“Fate come Noi” (Do it like us) feature film.
2002 Giffoni award.
2003 golden globe award.
2003 Prix du Jury Lycèen, Ajaccio festival du film Italien .
Los Angeles festival award.
Villerupt Festival award best movie.
Award by Rome’s mayor Walter Veltroni.

“Un sueño a mitad” documentary.
Presented in Miami and Los Angeles film festival.
Golden globe nominated.
De Sica award.



1994: Award Fondi for “Animali a Sangue Freddo”(cold blood animals). IDI award under 30 for “Angelo e Beatrice”.
1998: Lazio young Award for “La Verità vi prego sull’amore” (The truth about love).
1998: Best actor award at Sacher Festival.
2007: Best screenplay Festival RIFF Cinema rome for “Passo e Chiudo”.
2014: International Award “Guerriero di Capestrano” for italian  theater .
2015: Best actor protagonista at Nettuno Festival.



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