51th Taormina Film Festival

Italy, June 11 - June 18 2005

The jury

Michel Ciment (France), Francisco Ferreira (Portugal), Pamela Biénzobas (Chile), Borislav Andjelic (Serbia), Umberto Rossi (Italy)

Awarded films

This international festival held in the magnificent town of Sicily, where screenings take place at night in the ancient Greek Theater, is headed by Felice Laudadio. A great and true friend of FIPRESCI, Laudadio invited this year again (and for the first time in Taormina) our General Assembly. We also established a jury, chaired by FIPRESCI Honorary President Michel Ciment. The five critics awarded Bye-bye Blackbird by Robinson Savary (Luxemburg, 2005) as best film of the “Cinema del mondo” competition.