The awards that were the highlight of the inaugural Delta di Venere/International Erotic Fair held in Milan earlier this month gravitated toward recognizing the efforts of the Italian Adult industry — but the festival also acknowledged the efforts of the international Adult industry.
The awards were given out on November 14, the last day of the fair, but it took a while for a list of award winners to appear in English.
Hustler Video’s exclusive performer, Jessica Jaymes, was named Best American Starlet, with Ashley Long picking up the nod for Best American Female Performer and Jesse Jane for Best American Actress.
Black Mirror Productions’ Joe Gallant received the nod as Best Foreign Newcomer Director, and New Sensations’ Axel Braun was named Best Foreign Director, despite the fact that he was born and raised in Milan.
Braun moved to Los Angeles and in 1989 became an American citizen, thus earning his foreign status.
Italian-born but Prague-based director Denis Marti, who shoots two lines for Hustler Video, scooped up the prize for Best All-Sex Director.
Another Hustler-aligned award winner was Veronica Da Souza, who was crowned Image Girl of the Fair. Da Souza has been featured in Marti’s ProfessiAnals series.
Rocco Siffredi was recognized with a special Hardcore Worldwide Testimonial award for being an ambassador of porn across the globe.
Rita Faltoyano, AVN’s 2003 Female Performer of the Year, was named Best Female Newcomer Director.
The full list of award winners from the first annual Delta di Venere/International Erotic Fair can be found here.