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Awarding Andrew Viterbi









IIC Los Angeles, August 18, 2010








from left: Consul General Nicola Faganello, Andrew Viterbi, IIC Director Francesca Valente
Awarding James Conlon and Bruno Tosi







Istituto Italiano di Cultura, March 15, 2010




from left: Italian Consul General Nicola Faganello, Music Director of Los Angeles Opera James Conlon, President of Associazione Culturale Maria Callas Bruno Tosi, IIC Director Francesca Valente, songwriter Tony Renis.
Awarding Gillo Dorfles










Milan City Hall, February 25, 2010









from left: Gillo Dorfles and Milan Mayor Letizia Moratti
Awarding Bill Viola and Carlo Pedretti.







Istituto Italiano di Cultura, December 2 2009









From left: carabinieri, Francesca Valente, Bill Viola, Carlo Pedretti, Nicola Faganello.
Awarding Italian glass Artist
Awarding Italian Architect Tobia Scarpa








Istituto Italiano di Cultura
October 19, 2009







From left: IIC Director Francesca Valente, Consul General Nicola Faganello, American Architect Burton Mayer, Tobia Scarpa
Awarding Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis









Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Los Angeles, September 14, 2009








From left: IIC Director Francesca Valente, Dino De Laurentiis, Consul General Nicola Faganello.
Awarding American painter and printmaker Frank Stella









Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York, June 8, 2009












From left: Francesca Valente Director IIC Los Angeles  and Frank Stella 
Awardging legendary director Francis Ford Coppola





Istituto Italiano di Cultura, June 3rd 2009









From left: Consul General Nicola Faganello, Francis Ford Coppola, IIC Director Francesca Valente and UCLA Film and TV dean, Robert Rosen.
Awarding architectural historian James Ackerman











Istituto Italiano di Cultura, May 27, 2009



















From left: IIC Director Francesca Valente and James Ackerman 
Awarding writer Dacia Maraini








Istituto Italiano di Cultura, March 31, 2009




From left: Consul General Nicola Faganello, Dacia writer Dacia Maraini and IIC Director Francesca Valente
Awarding director Pupi Avati







Istituto Italiano di Cultura, February 16, 2009

















Director Pupi Avati
Awarding director Pupi Avati






Istituto Italiano di Cultura, February 16, 2009






From left: director Pupi Avati, Consul General Nicola Faganello and Francesca Valente 
Awarding sound engineer Cosimo Matassa in Piazza d'Italia in New Orleans.








October 30, 2008







From left: Cosimo Matassa, Francesca Valente, Director IIC Los Angeles, Cristiano Maggipinto, Italian Consul General Houston
Awarding architect Cini Boeri.






Los Angeles, UCLA, October 21, 2008












From left: IIC Director, Francesca valente, Cini Boeri and Consul General, Nicola Faganello
Awarding poet Andrea Zanzotto.









Pieve di Soligo (TV)
May 24, 2008










From left to right: Francesca Valente and Andrea Zanzotto
Awarding designer Enzo Mari on the occasion of the opening of the first traveling exhibition in North America.





Los Angeles, IIC
April 10, 2008




From left to right: Nicola Faganello, Consul general of Italy in Los Angeles, Francesca Valente and Enzo Mari.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles bestows The IIC Lifetime Achievement Award upon Carlo Lizzani.

February 20, 2008






From left to right: Carlo Lizzani, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles.

The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles bestows The IIC Lifetime Achievement Award upon italian directors Carlo Lizzani and Citto Maselli.


February 20, 2008


From left to right: Citto Maselli, Pascal Vicedomini, Director of the festival, Carlo Lizzani, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles bestows The IIC Lifetime Achievement Award upon Renzo Piano



February 10, 2008




From left to right: Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Renzo Piano, architect, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles  bestows The LIfetime Achievement Award upon Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Medicine.






November 29, 2007




From left to right: Francesca Valente, Director of the Italain Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Medicine, Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles.
Francesca Valente, Director of Italian Cultural Institute bestows A Lifetime Achievement Award upon Vittorio Storaro.






October 10, 2007





From left to right: Vittorio Storaro, internationally acclaimed cinematographer and three times Oscar winner, and Francesca Valente.
Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles bestows A Lifetime Achievement Award upon Giuliano Gori.






September 20, 2007





From left to right: Francesca Valente Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Consul General Nicola Faganello and art collector Giuliano Gori
Claudio Magris receives A Lifetime Achievement Award by the Italian Cultural Institute, for his inestimable contribution to Italian literature. On this occasion, Francesco Quinn and James Park presented a dramatic reading of his latest work Voices.

April 20, 2007




From left to right: Francesco Quinn, Francesca Valente, Claudio Magris, James Park
Evening in honor of Ennio Morricone
Dino De Laurentiis bestows the Istituto Italiano di Cultura's Lifetime Achievement Award upon Ennio Morricone, in town to receive an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.




February 23 2007






From left: Francesca Valente, Director IIC; Ennio Morricone; Dino De Laurentiis
Meeting with Film Director Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli, the father of the commedia all'italiana, in town for the Los Angeles - Italia Festival, receives the Istituto Italiano di Cultura's Lifetime Achievement Award from Consul General Diego Brasioli.

February 19 2007


From left: Mario Monicelli; Diego Brasioli, Consul General of Italy; Francesca Valente, Director, Istituto Italiano di Cultura
SERGIO PININFARINA, the legendary industrial designer who bound his name to the world-famous Ferrari and designed the torch for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Sergio Pininfarina won fame




November 2006

Turin, Italy
The two extraordinary designers received A Lifetime Achievement Award (the sculpture Tondo by artist Mauro Staccioli) from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, in the presence of Francesca

From left: Francesca Valente, Director of the IIC, Los Angeles, Massimo Vignelli, Lella Vignelli, Diego Brasioli, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles.

October 30 2006
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura gives The Lifetime Achievement Award to the celebrated baritone from Padova Renato Bruson.



September 15 2006




Istituto Italiano di Cultura
On the occasion of the award ceremony in honor  of actress Claudia Cardinale who received The IIC Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jean Autry national Center.






July 27, 2005




From the left:Francesca Valente, IIC Director, lactor George Chakiris and Claudia Cardinale. 
 
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