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7/16/2012 - Closing press conference of the 58th edition of TaorminaFilmFest
Closing press conference of the 58th edition of TaorminaFilmFest. The protagonists on the stage of Palazzo dei Congressi were Sophia Loren and Carlo Verdone, together with Mauro Passalacqua, Mayor of Taormina and President of Comitato Taormina Arte, Peppino Buzzanca, Mayor of Messina, Tiziana Rocca, festival General Manager. All speakers were introduced – as usual – by the festival Director Mario Sesti who said at the beginning of the press conference that this year there was an increase in the selling of tickets of more than 25% compared with previous festival editions, with an average audience of 3,000 people on every evening. Mayor Passalacqua said: “These data are very encouraging, but what is more we have succeeded in drawing the attention of Italian and international medias. This means that the choice of the Rocca – Sesti team – made by the Comitato Taormina Arte – has reached the expected goals even if the event was organized in only 40 days. Tomorrow we will start working for the 2013 edition. We want to be the second Italian film festival after the one in Venice and – having one year at our disposal – it is very likely that we will reach our goal”.