Filming Italy honored beloved Oscar-nominated star Giancarlo Giannini at the 8th Annual Filming Italy Los Angeles Festival, held March 1-3, 2023. My client, Actor Aaron Anastasi, was in attendance.
Tiziana Rocca, CEO of Filming Italy held the 8th edition of Filming Italy Los Angeles Festival on March 1, 2023 with a red carpet evening gala at the Harmony Gold Theater, honoring Oscar-nominated Giancarlo Giannini with the Lifetime Achievement Award during closing night lineup on March 3rd. Giancarlo is also slated to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 6th.
Filming Italy Los Angeles was created and organized by Tiziana Rocca, Agnus Dei, and the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage "MiC", auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles and in collaboration with APA - Audiovisual Producers Association.
Honorary president of the festival is double Oscar-winning Nick Vallelonga (Green Book) with additional stars including Patricia Arquette, Danny Huston, and others. “For the eighth year in a row, we are honored to further fuel this partnership,” says Lucia Borgonzoni, Italian Undersecretary of Culture about Filming Italy Los Angeles.
During the festival, Italian actress Matilda De Angelis received the Women Power Award/Best Movie Award; Italian singer Nina Zilli, the PERFORMANCE - Music Award; Tom Ellis was honored with the Best Actor Award shared with actor Tomas Arana; screenwriter Tembi Locke won this year’s Creativity Award; and young actress/model Nida Khurshid was highlighted with the Spotlight Award launching the opening night tributes.
Filming Italy Los Angeles’ Friday March 3rd Closing Night ceremonies were dedicated to Giancarlo Giannini and actor Dolph Lundgren, actor Salvatore Esposito, Jeremy Piven, Matilda De Angelis and Nina Zilli showed up as well.
The opening night also featured the Industry Panel: WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT: HOW FAR WE HAVE GOTTEN and celebrity guests and honorees listed below.
- Matilda De Angelis - Filming Italy Best Movie Award, Filming Italy Women Power Award
- Margherita Mazzucco - Filming Italy Los Angeles International Award
- Chiara Tilesi, producer
- Sandra Stern (President Lionsgate TV)
- Sabrina Impacciatore, actress
- Matilda De Angelis, talented Italian actress
- Nina Zilli, great Italian singer - PERFORMANCE - Filming Italy Los Angeles Music Award
- Tom Ellis, actor - Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Actor Award
- Tomas Arana, actor
- Tembi Locke, screenwriter - Filming Italy Los Angeles Creativity Award
- Nida Khurshid, young actress, and model - Filming Italy Los Angeles Spotlight Award
- Caterina Scorsone, actress - Filming Italy Los Angeles International Award
- Michael Madsen, actor- Filming Italy Los Angeles Lifetime Achievement
For pictures from the event, please click here.