Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2017
Spanning six Canadian cities, the sixth edition of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival honoured some of the biggest talents in new Italian and international cinema from June 8-16. Tony Nardi, two-time winner of the Genie Award for Best Actor, won the Special Achievement Award for Best Actor in the film La Sarrasine (The Saracen Women), a film that takes place in Montreal and focuses on cultural issues within society. Catania-born Leo Gullotta took home the Excellence Award for his work in L’Ora Legale (It’s the Law). Office Kingdom, described as “a creative portrait of modern bureaucracy,” won the Best Short Film Award. The 2017 ICFF had 180 screenings of Italian contemporary films and was hosted in cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Vaughan, Hamilton, Montreal and Quebec City, with more than 30,000 spectators.