Nico Bonomolo is a painter and a director of animated cinema. His works are displayed in various private and public collections, including the permanent collection of the Guttuso Museum in Bagheria, and are part of the SACS Archives of the Museo Riso in Palermo. His short films have received important awards at major festivals around the world. His last work, Confino, was the only Italian animated short film running for the 2018 Oscars, and has won more than forty official awards and selections, as well as nominations for the David di Donatello and the Globo d’Oro for best short film. Since 2017, he has collaborated with the Locarno Film Festival, running workshops on animation in the Kids section. In 2018, he started working on his first feature film, Maestrale, produced by Trampltd with Studiorain.