Giffoni kids fest fetes McKellen

Italian event's juries made up of 6- to 19-year-olds

LONDON — Ian McKellen received the Truffaut award for outstanding contribution to cinema at the Giffoni Intl. Film Festival for Children & Young People on Thursday.

Fest, held in the small town of Giffoni Valle Piana near Italy’s Amalfi coast, was established 33 years ago. It has blossomed into a popular international fest for cinema for children and young people. The juries are made up of 6- to 19-year-olds.

Previous recipients of the Truffaut include Meryl Streep and Roberto Benigni.

The eight-day fest wraps Saturday.

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