Jury international _ experimental competition 2022
Coordinator and artistic director of the Animation course of the Experimental Center of Cinematography – National School of Cinema since its establishment in Turin in 2002. She began working in animation in 1985 following the cultural, publishing and training activities of Asifa (Italian section of Association Internationale du Film d’Animation), of which she was general secretary from 1997 to 2002. She curated programs and events on animation and the annual international event “Incontri Arte Animazione” at the GAM in Turin (1999-2004). He co-directed the first research on the Italian animation industry for RAI and wrote for numerous specialized publications, including the last chapter of Gianni Rondolino’s History of Animation Cinema (Utet, Turin 2004).
He worked for 15 years for feature films, commercials and short films. As an animated film historian, he has written more than 10 books to date, including a world encyclopedia, an Oscar-winning animation book, a technical encyclopedia, monographs etc. He collaborates with animation festivals and has taught at the Gobelins school, Penninghen and in China, Taiwan, Germany etc. He is also a writer, playwright and comic screenwriter and illustrator.
Annegret Richter is the managing director of AG Animationsfilm, the Animation Association Germany, a vice president at ASIFA international, a festival programmer and a great panel host. She works for festivals worldwide programming animated films, shorts and documentaries. She also lectures at different film and media schools in Germany and sometimes even writes academic papers. Annegret started her career as assistant professor at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig, with a special focus on animated documentaries und hybrid films. After that, she held the position of the festival director at the International Short Film Festival in Dresden- Filmfest Dresden and later worked as head of animation program at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig for many years.
Jury italian competition – Giannalberto Bendazzi Amard 2022
He was born in Palermo in 1974. Having abandoned his legal career, he devoted himself full time and self-taught to drawing, painting and, since 2008, to auteur animation cinema. With his short films he has participated in many of the main international festivals, obtaining numerous awards, among which, a David di Donatello out of two nominations, the Bruce Corwin Award at the Santa Barbara Festival, the Gryphon Award at the Gifoni Experience, a nomination for the Ribbon Silver and one at the Golden Globe. His two latest shorts, Confino E Maestrale, qualified for an Oscar nomination.
He is full professor at DAMS of the Roma Tre University where he teaches Italian cinema and cinema and technology. He has written numerous essays on the relationship between cinema, visual culture and the national historical-political horizon and on issues of an aesthetic, productive and cultural nature regarding digital images with particular regard, in recent years, to computerized animation. He is founder and co-editor of the magazine “Cinema e Storia” (Rubbettino) and member of the executive committee of “L’Avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and MediaLandscapes »(Il Mulino). Among his latest volumes: Il sistemaPixar (Il Mulino, 2017, Limina Prize of the University Council of Cinema), Sergio Leone. Cinemaas Political Fable (Oxford University Press, 2020), The last resort. Shores and drifts of Italian cinema (Marsilio, 2021, Nicolò Lombardo Prize – Efebo d’Oro) and the curators Matteo Garrone (Marsilio, 2020) and The stories of cinema. From origins to digital (with Vito Zagarrio, Carocci, 2020).
She was born in Palermo and lived surrounded by the sea and the sun until she moved north and got to know the fog. He graduated from the specialized illustration course at the ISIA in Urbino. He collaborates with various brands, such as Gucci, Barilla, Zuegg, Rolling Stone, Interni, Primark, Zanotta. He publishes books (“The distance of the fish”, “13 stories from the sky”, “In a stormy night”), makes music videos, commercials, wallpaper. He teaches at the Syracuse Academy of Fine Arts Made Program. Victim of boredom, he often changes technique, using anything that leaves a mark on the sheet, from acrylics to markers, pencils to cooking oil and coffee.
Jury ANIDOC competition 2022
Director, screenwriter and artistic director of the CSC Sicilia office. He made his debut with the award-winning L’isola at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. Twice Nastro d’Argento for best documentary with Terramatta; in 2013 and Triangle in 2014. In 2007 Creative Producer of the TV series Un posto al sole. Among his documentary films presented in the most prestigious international festivals and winners of important prizes: Ècosaimale (2000); Il mondo addosso (2006); My human heart (2009); With bated breath (2013); 87 hours (2015). His most recent films are Seems my son (Locarno 2018 winner – among others – of a Ciak d’Oro); The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Sing (2021 TV Film) and Virus Trafficker (2021 Amazon Prime).
Director and artistic director of Documentaria, a documentary film festival. In Sicily, his homeland, he made his first works, Viaggio a Sud (2014) and Corrispondenze (2016). In 2018 he produced and signed Voices from silence, a journey among the hermits of Italy, an award-winning work from which a book was recently drawn (2021, TEA editions).
Lawrence Thomas Martinelli
Cultural journalist, essayist and lecturer (University of Pisa), he has covered for over 30 years the fields of cinema, animation and comic art. Author of the book Il documentario animato (The animated documentary, Tunué, Rome 2012), he has directed DOCartoon, international festival of animated documentary, and curated the animation section of EuropaCinema. He has a Ph.D in History of Visual Arts and Entertainment after discussing his study Animated documentation of reality at the University of Pisa.
Jury animated painted competition / Renato Guttuso Award
Marco Carapezza, Full Professor of the Philosophy of Language, Department of Humanities, University of Palermo, Coordinator of the three-year degree courses in “Philosophical and Historical Studies”, Director of the Festival delle Filosofie, Palermo 2021, his main interest is the linguistic dimension inherent in human cognition. This study is investigated through different tools of investigation that intersect with each other and are reflected in different lines of research. From the analysis of philosophers, such as Wittgenstein, who have investigated the peculiarity and pervasiveness of linguists in human practices, to the analysis of communicative practices that are not directly linguistic, such as artistic practices. His publications include: Guttuso scritti introdotti e annotati da Marco Carapezza, Bompiani, 2013; La lingua traveste il pensiero, Mimesis, 2013; Performance of understanding, Springer, 2020. In addition to organising several exhibitions, in 2021, together with M. Di Natale and P. Inglese, he curated the incorporating into a museum of Guttuso’s Vucciria at the Steri in Palermo.
Graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts, with a major in engraving. She started out as a designer and in 1991 directed her first short film, Hammam. Since that time he has created a very personal style for his animated films: using tempera, pastels or sand, he creates the scenes directly under the camera, with a covering process. He received the César award for best short film for Au premier dimanche d’août (2002), a special mention in Cannes for Conte de Quartier (2006) and in 2015 the Cristal d’honneur award at the Annecy Animation Film Festival for the overall body of his work. He also worked as a teacher in various animation schools. In 2010 La traversée won the award for best screenplay at the Angers Premiers Plans Festival.
Thomas Corriveau made his first films in the 1980s and pursued a career as a visual artist, working mainly in the fields of drawing, painting and animation. His works are part of various private and public collections and he has exhibited regularly in Canada and abroad. He is a professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts at Université du Québec in Montréal. After a two-decade hiatus, he returned to animation and is now fully involved as an independent director.