After a literary high school diploma, Stéphane Rizzi studies the cinema, the musicology and the cultural mediation at the University Paris VIII Vincennes in Saint-Denis. There, he is, with Pierre Linguanotto, in charge of the movie club. In 1988, he corealise with Jean-Henri Roger a movie for the preventive medicine. In 1990, he participates in Clara, collective movie, based on writting by Armand Gatti, overseen by Philippe Garrel.
Between 1984 and 2018, he realizes about ten movies, in 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and digital technology. Among these titles: Le Bordel exsangue (on 1989, with Sophie Blondy), La Larve (on 1991, with Katya Despiniadou, Alain Raoust), Un Champ magnétique sec (on 2004, with Philippe Lehembre), Blanc Manger (on 2013, with Agnès Berthon), Macabre/Cantata (on 2016, with Elise Lhomeau, Anne Azoulay, Agnès Berthon), Gypsies (on 2018, with Victor Ponomarev, Nanda Mohammad, Maxime Tshibangu), A Double Caprice at the Asylum (on 2019, with Mahmoud El Haddad, Victor Ponomarev, Agnès Berthon), Agamemnon (on 2020), Rose (on 2021). During the year 1998 he stages the operetta Monsieur Choufleuri by Jacques Offenbach, and in 2001, Le Piège de Méduse, by Erik Satie (with Philippe Lehembre).