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6/12/2020 - Taormina FilmFest 2020 great challenges and new
TaorminaFilmFest is renewed. In an exceptional and unpredictable global context, so uncertain and delicate, the event – produced and organized by Videobank S.p.A. courtesy of the Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation, under the patronage of the Regional Council of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment – decided not to give up and to stand by the public in a summer that is as difficult as ever for the experience of the hall and the festival chain. With the firm will to observe the precautions provided by the protocols, prepending the safety of the public and guests, the festival will debut in an unprecedented online edition, streamed on MYmovies, from 11 to 19 July next. In light of the restrictions imposed and recent international developments, with a sense of responsibility and solidarity with the distributions, the initiative will present a selection of more than 40 previews, including first and second works, independent productions and documentaries. In fact, if the main competitive category will be available only in the hall at the Taormina Congress Palace, the platform will offer an alternative schedule made in post-production, full of video documents, archive images, evocative emotional footage and guest interventions, partial narration of an entirely virtual festival. The magnificent images presented in the video postcards of Sicily and Taormina, with its prestigious film festival, will be undisputed protagonists of an innovative tourism and cultural promotion operation that transforms, adapts and rethinks – at least in part – the audiovisual and festival experience to the grammar and dynamics of the streaming enjoyment of the 66th edition of the event. For the first time in a completely new guise, despite the current circumstances, most of the traditional Sections and many other unmissable content will then move online, continuing to offer in virtual rooms the opportunity to deepen and meet the large audience, which will actively evaluate the selected titles – presented by the authors and interpreters – and will award some special audience awards. All the details of the new Schedule of TaorminaFilmFest and the way in which they will participate will be revealed soon.