The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: Christian de Sica
The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is a prestigious award dedicated to individuals that have earned and dedicated their careers to quality cinema, overcoming and establishing themselves as true artists in the film industry.
The winner of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award is Christian de Sica, the Italian comedy king and showman, adored by his longstanding fans of all generations. Starring in 107 films, De Sica is an actor of many talents with an effervescent presence on set, stage and in person.
De Sica was presented this ICFF award at the closing gala by ICFF board members Maurizio Bevilacqua (Mayor of the City of Vaughan), and Paul Nonis (Vice President of Cineplex Cinemas), graciously accepting it and showing his appreciation by thanking the festival and patrons that attended for all of their support. De Sica at the festival brought two of his latest films, Poor but Rich directed by Fausto Brizzi and Fraulein- a Winter Fairy directed by Caterina Carone. He also presented Italian Wedding, one of the masterpieces of his father, Vittorio de Sica.The three iconic actors were praised from the patrons of the gala, all starring in the film The Neighborhood that was presented at the Festival as a World Premiere and gained such popularity; another screening was added before the closing evening.