19 May – TikTok sensation Khaby Lame is set to hold a premiere for his directorial debut at the 2023 Taormina Film Festival in South Italy.
The Senegalese-born Italian social media influencer, who has more than 156 million followers on the social media platform, will be presenting his short film for the first time at the festival, though he is currently mum on the details of the movie.
Said Barret Wissman, the festival co-artistic director, "We are very thrilled to bring Khaby to Taormina for the festival. It is imperative for us to always be developing younger, fresh audiences through new media. Khaby helps us to bring diverse, young, international and Italian fans to our historic festival."
Khaby Lame became famous on TikTok, and subsequently the whole internet, for his videos where he mocks complicated and useless life hacks by performing the tasks the simple way, while saying nothing at the same time.
He is currently the most followed person on the platform, followed by Charli D'Amelio and Bella Poarch.