- Kermesse of music, theater, journalism and cinema
06/14/2018 - 08/31/2018
Every year in summertime, many events are held in the evocative Ancient Theater of Taormina.
The program of Taormina Arte, the institution which organizes the festival of music, theater, dance, journalism and cinema, includes: the International Award for Journalism "Taormina Media Award Wolfang Goethe" which from 2010 promotes the publication of stories focused on Taormina, on the great national and international press; the Taormina Film Fest, the Film Festival in its 63rd edition (heir to the Cinematographic Film Festival of Messina and Taormina, born in 1960, which hosted the David di Donatello for a twenty years). During the Taormina Film Fest, the prestigious Nastri d’Argento award (lit. Silver Ribbon), one of the oldest film awards that has been awarded since 1946 by Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani (lit. Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists), are assigned to movie stars. Taormina Arte includes also Giuseppe Sinopoli Festival, the music festival dedicated to the great composer and orchestra conductor died in 2001, who from 1989 to 1997 was the artistic director for the music section of the Taormina festival. The program includes also symphonic concerts with the participation of the best orchestras.