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Women in Cinema Awards During Rome Film Festival 2020

The Rome Film Festival 2020 kicked off on the 15th of October at the Auditorium of Rome presenting a rich program of new exciting films. The event was mainly an “all Italian” affair as most of international stars of the Festival attended only via live streaming. Considering the difficulties of hosting such an important event during Coronavirus, the festival did it’s best to keep the festival as safe as possible with obligatory masks, a restricted audience and limited red carpet.

An awards ceremony for the Women in Cinema Awards (WICA) was held during the festival and dedicated to women working in the film industry. The awards ceremony took place on the 18th of October at 19:00 pm during the festival at “Alice nella citta”.

Following the success of the Venice awards in September 2020, the organizers decided to host the event at the Rome Film Festival.

The goal of the WICAs has been to celebrate outstanding women in the film industry who have put effort in valorizing the importance of women on the big screen and also to men who have contributed during their career to making the role of the woman more important in this field.

The host and of the event was talented Italian actress Claudia Conte who said that she was honored to present the awards and hopes that the WICAs can further showcase and highlight the value of women in the film industry. During an exclusive interview with Cultured Focus, Claudia underlined the importance of The Rome Film Festival and its impact on the international film industry.

The Women in Cinema Awards Academy was an “all ladies” team composed by a group of famous Italian journalists, experts in cinema and art such as Angela Prudenzi, Fulvia Caprara, Alessandra de Luca, Titta Fiore, Antonella Nesi, Alessandra Magliaro, Chiara Nicoletti, Cristiana Paterno’, Barbara Righini, Maria Sanna and Stefania Ulivi.

During the ceremony such famous personalities from cinema industry received awards such as actress Paola Cortellesi, film director Liliana Cavani, director and script writer Riccardo Millani, film costume designer Daniela Ciancio, film producer Donatella Palermo and world-renowned screenwriter Claudio Massenza.

Awards ceremonies such as as the WICAs prove that despite the difficulty of Coronavirus, it’s highly important to contribute to keeping alive the cinema industry as part of the world cultural scene.

For more information on the award, visit @womenincinemaaward

For more information on The Rome Film Festival, visit

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