“The Italian Contemporary Film Festival [ICFF] takes place from June 11 to 19 in Toronto, Vaughan, Hamilton, Montreal and Quebec City, and attracts more than 25000 attendees every year.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
People’s Choice Award – The best feature film chosen by the audience will be announced on the last day of the festival.
Critics’ Award – The best feature film as selected by a jury composed by members from the Toronto Film Critics Association.
ICFF Best Short Film Award – The jury of Canadian experts will vote and select one short film that provides exciting and engaging storytelling to receive this award as well as CAD $1,000.
Special Award – For the feature film that best promotes the Italian-Canadian social and cultural values.
The primary aims of the ICFF Awards and festival are to showcase the relevance of Italian Cinema; to boost young filmmakers, actors and producers with an Italian background; strengthen consciousness and build knowledge of Italian identity, history and language, making Italy visible through the international productions as well as the best movies produced in Italy; encourage and support independent filmmakers who examine and explore issues related to the Italian culture.”