"Who's afraid of Film Festivals"

To open the discussion was Deborah Young, the artistic director of Taormina FilmFest and Laura Delli Colli, the president of the National Union of Italian Cinema Critics, which, this year, comes back in Taormina with the ceremony of awarding on 23rd June at the Ancient Theatre. The night of Saturday has been strongly wished by Deborah Young and Laura Delli Colli who deemed to start the discussion necessary about such an important argument, which will be deeped in a conference in Taormina on the 22nd June, the last day of the Taormina FilmFest. At the meeting in Cannes took part Geoffrey Gilmore, the director of Sundance Festival; Giorgio Gosetti, the director of Roma Film Fest; Ilda Santiago, the director of Rio Film Festival. The panel was moderated by the critic of Screen International Dan Fainaru and Tommaso Campione of Nielsen Film Group. Among the international producers were present also delegates of Miramax.