Rick Campanelli honoured with ICFF award

The ET Canada host (pictured) will receive the Italian Contemporary Film Festival's inaugural Award of Excellence.
Rick Campanelli

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival will present Rick Campanelli with its Inaugural Award of Excellence, for his outstanding contribution to arts and entertainment in Canada.

Campanelli spent nearly a decade as a VJ for MuchMusic before leaving in 2005 for the launch of Entertainment Tonight Canada, where he currently co-hosts.

Campanelli is also involved with numerous charitable organizations including Tuberous Sclerosis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, McMaster Children’s hospital, World Vision and Kid’s Help Phone.

The award was presented at the festival’s opening night on Wednesday, at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.