Taormina Film Festival

The Taormina Film Festival has received a prestigious award from the Italian President of the Republic SergioMattarella for its commitment to promotion of Italian cinema in the world and remains one of the major European film festivals.


The Taormina Film Festival got in 2015 to its 61th edition: with a quick calculation you can easily deduce that the cultural event of the June in Taormina went through the years of the best Italian film productions in a region, Sicily, that so much gave to cinema in terms of directors and environments. On the stage of the unique location of the ancient theater of Taormina the festival has seen alternating protagonists and stories to celebrate the seventh art in an event of great symbolic value for Italy and for internationally renowned actors and directors.
The Taormina Film Festival has always been a must for film buffs and professionals who come here: in addition to premieres of productions visible in the following season, a number of conferences and training sessions of the “Campus Taormina” allow to train with the biggest stars of the seventh art. Not to be forgotten the competition that drives the festival, and that gives great prestige to the works selected for the Taormina Arte Award.
Anyone can buy tickets to watch the movie in vision at the Festival, and many fans that like to live in Taormina the atmosphere from Dolce Vita in a city that since ancient times is setting to dramatic shows, which are its most important cultural activities. For those who want to reach easily and carefree the amphitheater or the Taormina Film Festival and be immersed in its magical atmosphere, Mon Repos is located about one mile from the location, that can be reached walking through the Villa Comunale of Taormina while admiring the fantastic view on the sea. Buying tickets for the film program at the Festival is very simple online, through the usual sale box office channels: the theater has two large side bleachers with unnumbered seats and a central bleacher accessible with numbered tickets. The audience of celebrities is located right in front of the stage, and behind them a numbered grandstand allows you to watch them very closely.