Edon Rizvanolli

Edon Rizvanolli

Actor, Screenwriter and Director

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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August 2013
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About Edon

Edon Rizvanolli started his acting carrier in 1993 as Romeo in an amateur Theatre Group in Salzburg, Austria. This was followed by a contract in a professional ensemble where he went on to act for the next 3 years. In 1996 he moved to NYC and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, for the next two years. After returning to Austria in 1998, he continued working as a stage actor in Vienna. During this period he got interested in the other aspects of filmmaking and made his first short film ""Blown away". Since 2007 he lives in Amsterdam where he works mainly as an actor. His debut feature "T'padashtun" premiered at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2017 and was selected as Kosovo's entry for the 2018 Best Foreign Film Academy Award. He is a member of the European Film Academy since 2017.


  • Mocro Maffia

    Mocro Maffia (2018)
    TV Series Actor

  • Klem

    Klem (2018)
    TV Series Actor

  • Sam samcat

    Sam samcat (2018)
    Film Actor

  • The Journal of Dr. Elgar Aldan

    The Journal of Dr. Elgar Aldan (2018)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor After a life spent researching the possibilities of mesmerism with no clear development, Dr. Elgar is presented with one final chance for a conclusion. However, with a high risk of failure, he faces a battle within himself. Should he continue with this final experiment and his aspiration for acquisition, or acknowledge the hellish consequences that may ensue? Written by Anonymous

  • Der Amsterdam Krimi

    Der Amsterdam Krimi (2018)
    Television (Crime) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Marriage

    The Marriage (2017)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actor Their wedding in only two weeks, Anita and Bekim are adding the final touches to their big day. Despite expecting news of Anita's parents, declared missing since the 1999 Kosovar War, and with Bekim's controlling family in turn, the couple seem to manage somehow with the preparations. But when Bekim's secret gay ex-lover, Nol, returns from abroad unexpectedly, the situation becomes complicated, especially when Bekim realizes that Nol is still in love with him. Inevitably, the wedding banquet becomes loaded with tension when the unusual love triangle starts to unravel. Written by Jeton Kulinxha

  • In Blue

    In Blue (2017)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actor A sturdy flight attendant has to deliver a child in mid-air and gets involved in a confusing mother/lover relationship with a boy who's living under the streets of Bucharest.

  • T'padashtun

    T'padashtun (2017)
    Film (Drama) Actor / Director / Screenwriter A lonely boy, who lives in Amsterdam with his refugee mother from Kosovo, keeps getting into trouble while yearning for her acceptance. But the traumas caused by the war, which his mother hides away from him, turn his world upside down.

  • Voetbalmaffia

    Voetbalmaffia (2017)
    Television (Drama) Actor Dutch football-player Johnny de Graaff gets embroiled in matchfixing when he can leave Italian-side Bologna for a new Russian club in Kazan. A loan spell at Dutch-side Deventer FC doesn't go as planned, when the club gets a financial take-over. Written by pim-o

  • Lord of the House

    Lord of the House (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Vlucht HS13

    Vlucht HS13 (2016)
    Television (Thriller) Actor After Flight HS13, which her husband booked, crashes down the life of the successful business woman Liv is turned upside down. Soon after the crash it becomes clear that things don't are as the seem to be.

  • La Famiglia

    La Famiglia (2016)
    Television (Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Wild Flower

    Wild Flower (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Editor Lule Bib Luka is one of the last of her kind - the burrnesha of Albania - sworn virgins who reject a conventional women's life to take a male role. Lule has devoted years to caring for her paternal lands and livestock in Albania's rugged mountains. Now in her seventies, after the rest of her family have either died or left their homeland, she decides to move to the city. This crafted doc captures the death of tradition in the face of modernity. Written by Chris Hyde

  • In Vain

    In Vain (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor To keep the hope of reuniting with her son alive, Nadia needs to forget she is a mother every day And sell her body to whoever is willing to pay. A life that eats away at the very core of her existence.

  • Bureau Raampoort

    Bureau Raampoort (2015)
    Television (Crime) Actor After being absent for a year, police detective Peter van Opperdoes goes back to work when he gets involved in a murder case. In order to solve the case, he has to work with his replacement, the young and eager detective Jacob Holm.

  • Dance Iranian Style

    Dance Iranian Style (2014)
    Film by Farshad Aria Fatmir

  • A'dam - E.V.A.

    A'dam - E.V.A. (2014)
    Television (Drama) Actor About a young couple Adam and Eve, who live in Amsterdam.

  • p

    p (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor A family reaches boiling point during a pit stop on their way home from what might be their last holiday together. But the volatile cocktail of sweltering heat, restless hormones and suppressed frustration fails to explode, leading instead to reconciliation. Written by Maarten van der Ven

  • Flikken Maastricht

    Flikken Maastricht (2014)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actor Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the local expertise of his new country colleagues, who know the folks. Slowly he fits in, while solving countless crimes together with his female partner Eva van Dongen. Written by Anonymous

  • Heer & Meester

    Heer & Meester (2014)
    Television (Drama) Actor A television series about a charming, voluntary private detective who chases criminals and in the process tries to find himself.

  • Overspel

    Overspel (2013)
    Television (Action and Drama) Actor After a photographer and a lawyer start a steamy affair, their lives and those around them get entangled in dirty business and family secrets.

  • Moordvrouw

    Moordvrouw (2013)
    Television (Crime) Actor In Leeuwarden is a team of highly motivated and professional police officers, led by Carla Vreeswijk, under constant voltage in order to cope with looming disasters. Deduction rather than to relax and puzzling, but racing against the clock. A talented detective, Fenna Kremer, becomes traumatized, but is apparently restored eight months later, back to work. She ends up on the desk Leeuwarden, where her new team to despair: through her solo approach, her intuition, her utterly reprehensible methods and especially ... by her success with this! Written by Anonymous

  • Ham Nafas

    Ham Nafas (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor An Iranian young man is trapped for days in the back of a truck hoping to arrive somewhere safe. He travels from Turkey to Germany. We follow him up close where he's trying to stay focused.

  • Maybe Tomorrow

    Maybe Tomorrow (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Nick

    Nick (2012)
    Film (Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Hitman

    Hitman (2012)
    Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Editor A young boy has been uploading his films on YouTube, hoping to achieve fame. When this does not bring him anything, he asks his neighbor, a cameraman, to film him during his final attempt to become unforgettable.

  • No Way Back

    No Way Back (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor No Way Back is a suspenseful psychological drama that takes place in a Dutch refugee center. The story revolves around a Dutch employee, Mark, who befriends one of the center's inhabitants, Said. When Said is forced to leave Holland by the authorities, Mark learns how differences between fact and intuition often give a conflicting sense of reality. Written by Anonymous

  • Goede zang doet pijn

    Goede zang doet pijn (2011)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Winterland

    Winterland (2009)
    Film (Fantasy) Visual effects A true story that never happened. According to the press release, Winterland is a film. But in reality, it is a (egomaniac?) portrait of it's creator, Dick Tuinder, who stands to loose control over his project. When his actors mysteriously disappear from the set, he has to tap into all his resources to conjure everything back: walking trees, talking stones, flying eyes, a wall that seperates the real from the virtual world, just to mention a few ingredients of the magic potion. And Sally Dewinter. An eleven year old animated figure who has become lost in 3-D. Her only travel companion is a suitcase. Whatever is in the suitcase is a secret. Such a big secret, that even the girl doesn't know. Sally: "It's the best kept secret in the world." In the end, all will end well. How the plot unravels is not important. For according to the press release, Winterland is a film in which everything what you have seen is really true, but never happened. Written by Column Productions

  • Sekretet

    Sekretet (2008)
    Film (Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Kukumi

    Kukumi (2005)
    Film (Drama) Actor After the end of the war in Kosova, the UN liberates Kukum, Mara and Hasan from the mental hospital they have lived in for several years. Unsure of what to do next, they set off across the post-war Kosova and journey to Hasan's brother's village. However, they are not welcomed by the residents, and choose instead to set themselves up in an abandoned building, in this dark comedy. Written by Anonymous

  • Shuffle - Politike, laknurë dhe rokenroll

    Shuffle - Politike, laknurë dhe rokenroll (2005)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Director, Editor Five years after the NATO led campaign against Yugoslav Army Troops, one million Kosovars returned to their destroyed homes and begun their daily struggle. Lack of jobs, extreme poverty, political instability, inconsistent electricity and water supply, are some of these problems. While in 1999 people were happy to find freedom, five years later they found themselves disillusioned and angry. Six alternative music bands try to express all of these emotions through music and performance. Written by edon


  • "T'padashtun" (Unwanted) - Audience Award - SEEFest Los Angeles

  • "T'padashtun" (Unwanted) - Best Feature Film - SEEFest Berlin

  • "T'padashtun" (Unwanted) - Best Actress - SEE FestBerlin

  • "T'padashtun" (Unwanted) - Best Actress - SEE FestParis

  • "T'padashtun" (Unwanted) - Best Screenplay Award - Tirana IFF

  • "Shuffle - Politics, Bullshit & Rock ´n Roll" - Golden Horseshoe - Asterfest

  • "Shuffle - Politics, Bullshit & Rock ´n Roll" - Special Jury Award - Dokufest Prizren

  • "Shuffle - Politics, Bullshit & Rock ´n Roll" - Audience Award - Dokufest Prizren


  • Lee Strasberg Theatre Insititute - NYC

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