The 64th edition of the Taormina FilmFest, just wrapped with Andrzej Jakimowski’s Once upon a Time in November winning the Taormina Arte Award for Best Film.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Taormina FilmFest
WHERE: Messina, Taormina, Italy
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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.
Actress Meg Ryan was honored with the Taormina Arte Award Lancia at the 2013 Taormina Film Festival in Italy.
Actress Marisa Tomei attended the 2013 Taormina Film Festival in Italy where she was honored with the Taormina City Prize.
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.