Monday, June 22, 2015

"Italian Contemporary Film Festival"

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival recently wrapped up their fourth year, concluding with a black tie gala @ The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, following the screening of "Sei Mai Stata Sulla Luna?", directed by Paolo Genovese:

Running simultaneously in six cities in Canada, the festival hosted prolific names in Italian cinema including Marco Turco, whose film "L’Oriana" premiered as opening night film. 

ICFF presented 28 features and 22 shorts screening over nine days, hosted in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Vaughan, Mississauga and Hamilton...

"...bringing together over 25,000 guests bridging the gap between Italy and Canada through film. Guests were invited to visit Italy without leaving Canada from the comfort of their seats..."

"We are extremely pleased that our films were so well received," said Cristiano de Florentiis, artistic director ICFF. "With an average 4/5 rating from guests, Italian contemporary film has resonated with Canadians."

In collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival, ICFF also brought Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi to Toronto to honor them with lifetime achievement awards and a retrospective of their life's work.

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