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International Jury 2023

Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Born in 1981 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Félix Dufour-Laperrière is a filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. His films, including the documentary TRANSATLANTIQUE (2014), have been shown at numerous festivals, museums and major national and international events, where they have won several awards. VILLE NEUVE (2018), his first animated feature, entirely drawn and painted on paper, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (Giornate degli Autori) and has since been released in cinemas in Quebec, France and Japan. His animated documentary essay, ARCHIPEL, was launched in 2021 in competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival, won an award at the Annecy Film Festival, and went on to enjoy extensive international distribution. He is now working on his third feature-length animated film, LA MORT N’EXISTE PAS. As a producer, in addition to his own films, he recently produced Miryam Charles’ first feature film, CETTE MAISON, which was launched at the Berlinale (Forum) in 2022.

Carolina Lopez Caballero

Artistic director of Animac Lleida and guest curator of Animario Madrid.

At the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, she has curated Spanish Animation for its Marché du Film.

She’s Licencée in Fine Arts by the University of Barcelona (Spain) and holds a Degree in Animation Film by WSCAD (Farnham, England). Today she’s a professor at UPC and PHD candidate at UPF.

Her curatorial projects include the exhibition Metamorphosis, fantasy visions of Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers and the film series From Doodles to Pixels. Over 100 yeras of Animation in Spain.

Her writings on animation have been published on books, newspapers and magazines. She’s a lecturer in museums, festivals  and universities and has  been part of  international juries in animation festivals such a Annecy (France), Ottawa (Canada) and Zagreb (Croatia).

Bruno Di Marino

Bruno Di Marino (Salerno 1966). Historian of the moving image, since 1989 he has been dealing in particular with audiovisual experimentation. He currently teaches Theory and Method of Mass Media and Aesthetics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone. He has directed festivals, retrospectives and reviews and curated numerous exhibitions. Among the volumes written or edited by him we mention: Animania – 100 years of experiments in animated cinema (Il Castoro, 1998); The last frame. The finals of cinema (Editori Riuniti, 2001); Gaze interference. Audiovisual experimentation between analogue and digital (Bulzoni, 2002); Studio Azzurro – Traces, looks and other thoughts (Feltrinelli, 2007); Moving poses. Photography and cinema (Bollati Boringhieri, 2009); Film Object Design – The staging of things (PostmediaBooks, 2011); Hard Media – Pornography in the visual arts, cinema and the web (Johan and Levi, 2013); The mouse and the pencil. Contemporary Italian animation (Marsilio, 2014); Beyond the edges of the screen. Conversations with the masters of experimentation (Manifestolibri, 2016); Signs Dreams Sounds. Forty years of video clips from David Bowie to Lady Gaga (Meltemi, 2018). His essays have been published in France, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, United Kingdom, United States and Hungary.

Italian Competition Jury / Giannalberto Bendazzi Award 2023

Nico Bonomolo

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.

Jury Competition Animated Painting 2022 / Renato Guttuso Award

Marco Carapezza

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.