Taormina Greek Theatre – 8.30 pm
The Nastro d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) is a movie award assigned each year, since 1946, for cinematic performances and production by the Sindacato Nazionale dei Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani, the association of Italian film critics. The Nastro d’argento is the oldest movie award in Europe, and the second oldest in the world (only the Academy Awards are older).
Tickets available on ticketone.it
Parterre: € 30,00 – Stands: € 20,00 – Non-numbered tiers € 12,00
Nastro d’Argento Best Director (since 1946)
Nastro d’Argento Best Actor (since 1946)
Nastro d’Argento Best Actress (since 1946)
Nastro d’Argento Best supporting Actor
Nastro d’Argento Best supporting Actress
Nastro d’Argento Best Score (since 1947)
Nastro d’Argento Best Comedy (since 2009)
Nastro d’Argento Best Producer (since 1954)
Nastro d’Argento Best Story
Nastro d’Argento Best Script (since 1948)
Nastro d’Argento Best Photography
Nastro d’Argento Best Scenography
Nastro d’Argento Best Costumes (since 1953)
Nastro d’Argento Best European Film (since 2007)
Nastro d’Argento Best Extraeuropean Film (since 2007)
Nastro d’Argento Best Documentary
Nastro d’Argento Best Short
Nastro d’Argento Best 3D-Film (since 2010)
An international journalism award dedicated to journalistic works on Taormina.
Four journalistic awards, each of € 5.000,00 (five thousands) euros will be granted to authors of either articles or television progammes on Taormina published/broadcasted between December 1, 2011 and April 15, 2012.
See detailed regulations (in English).
The award ceremony will be held at the old Greek Thetre.
The four awards are named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, André Gide, Edmondo De Amicis and Roger Peyrefitte, artists who often visited Taormina.
Winners of last years were:
For more information: www.taorminamediaaward.it/
European Première – Brave in 3D
Tickets available at boxol.it – Parterre: € 12,00 / Non-numbered Tiers: € 8,00
The entire takings will be assigned to the earthquake victims of Haiti.
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
58th editon of the TAORMINA FILM FEST
Taormina Film Fest, a historic film festival, and Italy’s oldest, began in 1955. It is a competitive event screening film previews, independent features, documentaries, shorts and tributes to filmmakers of the past.
The Festival will be followed by the Nastri D’Argento award
The Taormina Film Fest, which moved permanently to Taormina in 1971, has hosted over the years many stars of international cinema: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Sofia Loren, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Tom Cruise, Melanie Griffith, Monica Bellucci, Oliver Stone and Antonio Banderas, among others.
The Festival is an “A” Festival in FIAP accreditation.
2012 Festival Sections:
• GRANDE CINEMA AT THE GREEK THEATRE
• SELECTION OF COMEDIES
• FOCUS RUSSIA
• TAORMINA ARTE AWARDS
• TAO CLASS
• CAMPUS TAORMINA
• RETROSPECTIVE OF CINEMA IN TAORMINA
• REVIEW ON THE NEW SICILIAN CINEMA
“Glass Mixture” Exhibition by Silvio Vigliaturo
Free Entrance – Every day 10.00 am / 11.00 pm
Info: mobile +39 393.9485636
Italian artist, a master in creating glass works.
PAINTINGS DID NOT ARRIVE IN TIME TO PASS CUSTOMS FORMALITIES
“Spirit of Two Islands: Terra Australis – Terra Sicula”
Frederick William “Billy” Doolan Jnr (also known as Billy Doo, 1952-) is an Australian Indigenous artist who lives in Townsville, Queensland.
The exhibition will show 9 works of the “Sicilian Dreaming” series realised by Doolan in August 2009 when he spent nearly four weeks travelling across Sicily on a cross-cultural exchange to paint the country in the Aboriginal style.
Doolan imports the impressions of the Sicilian nature into his Aborigine myths.
The exhibition is part of an ICSA project. The I. C. S. A. (Institute of Culture Sicily Australia) is an organization that promotes cultural bridges between Sicily and Australia as well as events of relevance to both countries.
from Monday to Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Taormina Public Gardens and Hotel Monte Tauro
The Eco-friendly Garden – Organic and sustainable product’s show
– Sustainable Architecture
– Organic Food
– Renewable Energy
– Community Involvment
– Natural body-care products
– Public lectures on eco-friendly lifestyle -> English, German, French translators available on request
Church of Santa Caterina
34th Taormina Classica Concert Season
Concerts realised by the Almoetia Music Asociation
Free Entrance – hrs 7.30 pm
May 20 – Trio Art Kalispèra — sopran, clarinet, piano
May 25 – Duo Parisi / Barboro — clarinet, piano
May 27 – Giuseppe Lo Cicero — piano
June 03 – Gianfranco Pappalardo Fiumara — piano
June 09 – Duo Blanco / Sinacori — guitars
Art Exhibition – “Grafitismi di Segni e di Luci”
by Barbagallo – Berra – De Mariano – Donato
Free entrance – 09:30am/12:30pm and 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Closed on Monday
As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years.
Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the european highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view.
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