Rotterdam Lab

Fabrizio Maltese

Italian-born, Paris and Luxembourg-based Fabrizio Maltese is a documentary filmmaker and an award-winning photographer. His celebrity portraits have graced the covers of magazines including The Hollywood Reporter, GQ, Sight & Sound, Rolling Stone, Studio Ciné Live, Filmkrant and many others. His distinctive portraits have been showcased in numerous solo exhibitions around the world, including a recent retrospective on his work as photographer and filmmaker organised by the Cinematheque in Macau. As a stills photographer, he has worked on some twenty European arthouse films.

Joli Rideau Media - Luxembourg

Founded in 2018 in Luxembourg by photographer, director and producer Fabrizio Maltese, Joli Rideau Media is a production company specialising in creative documentary with a strong auteurial take and selected arthouse fiction features. Always on the lookout for ideas that push conventions of form or content to extremes, seeking genre cross-pollinations, between animation, new technologies and XR to offer the author a palette of media to be used to realise their bold visions. With a boutique spirit, the company chooses hand-picked projects from both established or burgeoning filmmakers, offering the appropriate instruments for their endeavours.


Projects in development

The Moon Is a Father of Mine by George Ovashvili (feature)

In Absentia by Jim Sheridan and David  Merriman (hybrid feature)

An Accidental Collector by Fabrizio Maltese  (documentary feature)


Released films

Twenty-Five Palms by Fabrizio Maltese (documentary feature)

50 Days in the Desert  by Fabrizio Maltese (documentary feature)

California Dreaming  by Fabrizio Maltese (documentary feature)

I fiori persi (Lost Flowers)  by Fabrizio Maltese (documentary feature)

L’invitation (The Invitation) by Fabrizio Maltese (documentary feature)

Fabrizio Maltese

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2023

See the names of the emerging producers joining us for the Rotterdam Lab 2023.