Great success for second edition of Women In Cinema Award at the Rome Film Festival held at the MAXXI Museum yesterday where I had the pleasure to interview guests and sponsors of the evening.
Women in Cinema Award hosted and created by Italian actress Claudia Conte Actress together with Angela Prudenzi celebrated female talent under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Italy.
This year the Academy of the awards comprising well known Italian journalists has decided to praise famous actress Carolina Crescentini, editor Francesca Calvelli and screenwriter Valia Santella. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Milena Vukotic, the Lady of Italian cinema and television.
The Award for social commitment went to Paola Turci, famous Italian singer who has always been attentive to female issues and active in the fight for rights of women as well as to Barbara De Angelis, doctor and major of the Italian Army, many times engaged in missions in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. The prizes were presented by Zahara Ahmadi, the Afgan activist who is continuously fighting for the rights of women in her country. It has been an honor for me to personally interview all these outstanding ladies.
By Ekaterina Shevlyakova