The 6th edition of the Sicilian Film Festival (SFF) of Miami Beach closed Wednesday, April 13, 2011 with the traditional dinner held at ‘Villa Viscuso’ – Miami Beach residence of Emanuele Viscuso, SFF President. Reflecting the quality of films and events presented this year, festival administration reported record attendance.
The SFF also continued their partnership alliance with ‘Queer Frame’ (a project initiated by Atlantide Entertainment, Italy) demonstrating a commitment to a program that embraces inclusion and diversity in showcasing two non-Italian feature films “Save Me” by Robert Cary and “From Beginning to End” by Aluizio Abranches.
Winners at the 6th Sicilian Film Festival 2011 are:
Best Film Baaria by Giuseppe Tornatore
Best Short Film Rita by Grassadonia and Piazza
Best Documentary Return to the Aeolian Island by Giovanna Taviani
Audience Award for The Trick in the Sheet by Alfonso Arau
Best Actor Davide Coco for Man of Glass
Best Actress Isabella Ragonese and Valeria Solarino for The Sea Purple
Maria Grazia Cucinotta as producer of The Sea Purple and The Trick in the Sheet
Tilde Di Dio for: Short film The Wedding
Roberto Damiata for : Documentary Sicily for Africa
Luigi Valente for: Documentary From Ducrot Workshops to the National School of Cinema
Lifetime Achievement Award to Claudia Cardinale
Special Award to Beppe Fiorello