Nadia Zandegiacomo of the Venice Film Festival died last week at the age of 35, having succumbed to the cancer that kept her away from the 2002 festival - the first time in ten years that she had not given her invaluable all to the event.

Zandegiacomo served as a producers’ and filmmakers’ liaison under festival directors Gillo Pontecorvo, Felice Laudadio and Alberto Barbera. She will be remembered to all who saw her as the lovely woman wielding a walkie-talkie as she led delegations of filmmakers to their official screenings at the Palazzo del Cinema, and to all who knew her as a warm and helpful friend and colleague.

She is survived by her husband Andrea Alessio and family.