Special Achievement Award


Winner: Paola Cortellesi

The Special Achievement Award for Best Actress was presented to Paola Cortellesi, for her films Something New a vibrant comedy directed by Cristina Comencini and Mum or Dad? an ironic family-themed comedy directed by Riccardo Milani, both screened during the 2017 ICFF program.

Paola Cortellesi is an eclectic Italian actress, singer, voice actress and presenter, who starred in over 20 movies as well as a number of theatrical shows, television and radio shows.

As wonderful as on screen, Cortellesi graciously and emotionally accepted this award, quite moved by her Canadian support at TIFF Bell Lightbox during the opening screening of Something New.

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