ICFF concludes with a record-high attendance and celebrated Italian-Canadian co-productions

This summer marked the seventh edition of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival. With over 180 screenings spread out over eight cities in Canada, this festival reached new heights and new cities this year, including Vancouver, Hamilton, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Toronto, Vaughan, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. This came thanks to a partnership with the Italian government, as well as its representatives throughout Canada. Thanks to this expansion, the festival had a record-breaking number of visitors and attendees at 38,000. This festival focuses on supporting Italian-Canadian actors and creators, and their co-productions. In association with Fare Cinema and with dedicated sponsors like Dolce Media Group, this year’s festival went even better than expected. The closing gala ended the festival off with an incredible award show hosted at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto. The evening focused on recognizing various films from the festival such as Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle, which won the ICFF People’s Choice Award, and Road to the Lemon Grove, which left with the IC Savings Award.

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