Riccardo Aprile was born in Genoa on the 10th December 1958, and works as a teacher at the Technical High School ITIS ”Italo Calvino” in Genoa. He has written many subjects, scripts and screenplays for a large variety of productions.


ACHIEVEMENTS

Winner of the “Solinas Prize” 1996 for the best screenplay with “Hermano”, written with Marcello Olivieri.

Finalist of the “Solinas Prize” 2002 with the feature film story “Lo scaricatore di anime”, written with  A.Vietti.

Winner of “Colori del genere” Solinas Prize 2005, section Giallo/Nero (thriller/noir) with the movie story  “ Uno”, written with Marcello Olivieri and Giotto Barbieri. With this story he attended the Katapult European Script Center in Budapest, for the development and the writing of the screenplay.


SCREENPLAYS

- Hermano (2000)         

Feature film  produced by Gam Produzione cinematografica in Rome, with the direction of G.Robbiano.


- La colpa (2001)

Short  movie produced and filmed by Filmcome14, nominated at the Italian Golden Globe 2003, winner of the prize of the critics at the Festival “A corto di cinema” in Lucca  and at the Festival “Cinecorto” in Rome. Winner of the Cinefestivalbrianza” 2004 in Concorezzo (Italy). It received a mention  at the festival “L’occhio del ciclope” in Palermo, selected by many national and international festivals among which: Montecatini Film Festival (Italy), Bradford Film Festival (England), “Cineporto” Film Festival  (Portugal), Annecy Film festival (France) &  the Reykiavjk Film festival (Iceland).


- Ring ! Una storia di boxe (2006)

Documentary written with Giotto Barbieri and bought by Fox Italia, winner of the Premio Speciale Cinema e Università at the 26° edition (2008) of the News Sport Movies & TV in Milan.


TEACHING

- From 2000 to 2003 teacher at the Screenplay Course at the Scuola d’Arte Cinematografica in Genoa.

- 2000/2001  participation at the screenplay course organized by the Associazione Culturale Tanimodi at the Fondazione Federico Fellini in Rimini.


SPECIALIZATIONS

2002 Nyssiros-Greece

Participation with the treatment  “Senza fiato” (Breathless) written with Marcello Olivieri, at the “Mediterranean Script Workshop, an advanced script development and writing programme”, lead by American and European screenplay university teachers, fulfilled in two following sessions in 2003.

RICCARDO APRILE