Taormina FilmFest

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Taormina FilmFest

SINCE: 1955

WHERE: Messina, Taormina, Italy


Throughout its glorious history, the festival has showcased in the “Pearl of the Ionian” the brightest international stars and the most acclaimed excellences of Seventh Art. As established tradition, the festival in Taormina, Sicily, South Italy revolves around an international competition reserved for feature film.

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TaorminaFilmFest Pays Tribute to James Gandolfini

TaorminaFilmFest Pays Tribute to James Gandolfini


TaorminaFilmFest released a statement today on behalf of actor James Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack yesteday in Italy.  Gandolfini was in Italy to attend the 59th TaorminaFilmFest. In a statement on it’s website, the festival said that Gandolfini had been confirmed to attend the TaorminaFilmFest on June 22 to preside over a TaoClass that the festival dedicated to what it calls “the great interpreters of film and television” and to receive the Taormina City Prize.