January 30th, 2019, Los Angeles, California
Once Upon A Time In The West actress and Italian icon Claudia Cardinale attended the Filming Italy Festival on January 30. Other attendees included Italian Consul in LA Silvia Chiave, actress Halston Sage, diplomat Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, Filming Italy organizer Tiziana Rocca, Steven Gaydos (Variety) and Director of Italian Institute of Culture Valeria Rumori. Claudia Cardinale received The Filming Italy Career Award, The Harmonist Annual Excellence Award, presented by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva; and The IIC Los Angeles Creativity Award. Actor Salvatore Esposito received the IIC Los Angeles Creativity Award. Steven Gaydos was honored with The Filming Italy Award. Actress Halston Sage received the Filming Italy Spotlight Award. Marisa Berenson was recognized with the Filming Italy Award. The Festival, presented by Agnus Dei Tiziana Rocca and the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, headed by Valeria Rumori, takes place on January 29-31st in Los Angeles and recognizes Italian culture and Italian film industry. The event is also presented by Consul General Silvia Chiave.