Italy Selection

Italian film scholar Paola Bristot with composer, sound-designer and promoter of animated film, Andrea Martignoni deal with uniting the circuit of animated film artists, give an opportunity to contemporary authors to reach an international audience. In the two parts of the Italian Selection in Canlandıranlar Festival consists of the films from their archives.

Italy Selection 1 Films; Djuma, Frosted Chocolate Mouse, Headless
Here Is Now, However, Imago, J, Little Russia, Love Cube, Percorso #0008-0209, Percorso #0009-0410, Silent Mind, Tele-Sinners, The Acrobat, The Game Of Silence, The Number Of The Beast, The Salad Of The Devil, Videogioco: A Loop Experiment

Italy Selection 2 Films; Aztrokitifk & Mario Show, Galley, Corpus No Body, Marco, Phobias Of The Guard-Rail, Ten Falls, The Journey Of Bird Boy, There Are Spirits, Transit City

Italy Selection 1 Films

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DJUMA
Italy, 2012, 3’50”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Michele Bernardi
Animation: Michele Bernardi
Music: Andrea Martignoni
Production: Michele Bernardi
Distribution: Sasso Passo
Djuma is a work of some power in its study of the more violent aspects of the human psyche. A wild boy is brought up in the forest by a pack of wolves. But he is more attracted to freedom than living in a group.

Michele Bernardi
Born in 1958. He is a professional animator, during the 80’s worked with Bignardi Studio in Moena at the TV Series Pimpa, created by Altan, and in several episodes of La Linea di Cavandoli.

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FROSTED CHOCOLATE MOUSE
TOPO GLASSATO AL CIOCCOLATO
Italy, 2011, 2’40”, Color, No Dialogue
Direction: Milkyeyes (Donato Sansone)
Screenplay: Milkyeyes
Animation: Milkyeyes
Music: Enrico Ascoli
Production: Milkyeyes
It’s a dreamlike, dark and surreal vision in which the elements swirl around, running after themselves in an endless scene.

SenzaTesta

HEADLESS
SENZA TESTA
Italy, 2009, 5’51”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Michele Bernardi
Screenplay: Michele Bernardi
Animation: Michele Bernardi
Music: Michele Bernardi
Production: Independent
The film is about an eccentric head collector. “I started as a child, just like you usually do with insects, butterflies or stamps. Countless heads of loneliness. Each and everyone wore the same miserable grin. And none of them claimed its head back.”

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HERE IS NOW
ECCO É ORA

Italy, 2004, 3’35”, Color, Italian
Director: Magda Guidi
Animation: Magda Guidi
Music: Aerodynamics
Production and Distribution: ISA Urbino
Magda Guidi intersects many levels with deceptive perspectives in her work.

Sì,-però..

HOWEVER
SI, PERO
Italy, 2000, 2’44”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Magda Guidi
Animation: Magda Guidi
Music: John Cage
Production: ISA Urbino
Distribution: ISA Urbino
Magda Guidi intersects many levels with deceptive perspectives in her works.

Magda Guidi
Graduated from the Cinema Department of Istituto D’arte in Urbino. In 2007 she joined the Alistar animation Studio.

Imago

IMAGO
Italy, 2008, 5’50”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Beatrice Pucci
Animation: Beatrice Pucci
Music: Demetrio Castellucci
Production: Beatrice Pucci
Imago is a complex fascinating work whose title refers to the last metamorphic state of butterflies and moths. It describes a ritual marking a life change, and solicits a sacrifice in order to achieve it.

Beatrice Pucci
Born in 1979, lives and works in Monte Pietralata, Marche, Italy where she creates short animated films. Beatrice Pucci graduated at the animation school section of the “Scuola del Libro” in Urbino, Italy, followed by a scenic design degree at the “School of Fine Arts”in Urbino.

J

J
Italy, 2009, 4’10”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Virgilio Villoresi
Screenplay: Luca Ghedini
Animation: Carlo Cossignani, Virgilio Villoresi
Music: Andrea Martignoni
Distribution: Sasso Passo
A neat black and white, the game of duality, a constant hunt for a distinct identity. The chessboard moves and the relationships with objects create an ironic game.

Virgilio Villoresi
Virgilio Villoresi was born in 1979 in Florence, Italy. He learned alchemical synthesis from Harry Smith, structural ontology from Jonas Mekas, how to make art of garbage from Jack Smith, ritual magic from Kenneth Anger.

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LITTLE RUSSIA
LA PICCOLA RUSSIA
Italy, 2004, 16’, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Animation: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Music: Nakagawa Toshio, Mr. Music Watanabe
Production: Arte France, Fandango, Studio Nino
The area located within Romagna and Marche, traditionally regarded Russia as existing utopia, where the dreams of liberty and equality had been fulfilled, and was therefor called “little Russia”.

Gianluigi Toccafondo
Born in San Marino in 1965. Attended the Istituto State d’Arte Scuola di Urbino and worked fro the Gertie Studio in Milan. Most of his films have been produced by Arte France and Centre National de la Cinematographie.

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LOVE CUBE
Italy, 2004, 1’51”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Donato Sansone
Animation: Donato Sansone
Collaboration: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Dipartimento di Animazione
Love Cube is a romantic tragicomedy introducing a troupe of cubes. Here, each different cube face displays a single animated picture frame.

Donato Sansone
Graduated from Accademia di Belle Arti in Napoli and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Dipartimento di Animazione in Torino.

Percorso#008-0209
PERCORSO #0008-0209
Italy, 2009, 5’35”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Igor Imhoff
Animation: Igor Imhoff
Music: Igor Imhoff

Percorso#0008-0209 is part of Igor Imhoff productions, along with Percorso0007-0308, Percorso#0005-0406. Progression in numbers is implied here, however stylistic coherence clearly comes to the surface and enhances in the passing of time. With this enchanted kaleidoscopic effect, animation builds the feeling of dream.

Igor Imhoff
Born in San Giovanni Rotondo in 1976. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. Currently teaches animation and digital sculpture / 3d modeling at the International School of Comics in Padua. He also does graphic and animation works in the advertising and entertainment sector.

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PERCORSO #0009-0410
Italy, 2010, 4’28”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Igor Imhoff
Screenplay: Igor Imhoff
Animation: Igor Imhoff
Music: Igor Imhoff
Production: Igor Imhoff

Imhoff creates a fairy-tale ambience, exploring the crossing paths of concentric worlds, where a thin thread conveys the vision from micro to macro, thus developing an evocative metaphor, in which different levels of existence become dependent on one another.

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SILENT MIND
SILENZIOSA-MENTE
Italy, 2011, 5’, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Alessia Travaglini
Animation: Alessia Travaglini, Alberto Canestrari
Music: Enrico Ascoli
Production: Ricardo Cardelli
Sound Design: Francesco Cardelli, Ricardo Cardelli
Production: Fondazione Milano
The female main character deals with complex relationships and external communications, symbolically represented by a row of hanging telephones, a free interpretation of the less technologic visions of Dalì’s soft watches. Animation highlights the central events of the story: a quarrel between dog headed and cat headed politicians.

Alessia Travaglini
1982 Recanati doğumlu yönetmen Grafik Tasarım lisans eğitimini Urbin’deki ISA’da, Işık Tasarımı yüksek lisansını ise Macerata Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi’nde tamamladı.
Born in 1982 in Recanati. Graduated in Graphic Design from ISA (Urbin) and got master degree in Light Design from the Academia di Belle Arti in Macerata.

Contrappassouno

TELE-SINNERS
CONTRAPPASSOUNO
Italy, 2006, 7’05”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Matteo Giacchella
Animation: Massimo ‘Niba’ Barbini, Gastone Clementi
Music: Eolo Taffi
Contrappassouno, a stop-motion video, depicts the Frankenstein myth in a post-modern fashion, staging robotic creatures generated in imaginary labs. It combines innovating visuals with an outstanding soundtrack.

Matteo Giacchella
Born in 1978 in Ancona. Graduated from DAMS (Bologna University). In 2006 he made several short films in collaboration with Centro di Cinematografia Sperimentale in Rome.

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THE ACROBAT
LA FUNAMBOLA
Italy, 2002, 6’, Color, Italian
Director: Roberto Catani
Animation: Roberto Catani
Music: Normand Roger
Production: Roberto Catani / Arte France
Distribution: Roberto Catani

2002 Annecy FF, Jury Special Prize
2002 Hiroshima FF; Special Prize

This film is a silent narration of a young woman’s life. The main character continuously shift, dangling in space, sucked into the sequence of the images. There’s an illustrative background in the chromatic calibration and in the composite selection.

Roberto Catani
Born in 1965 Roberto Catani is an Italian illustrator and entertainer of international standing. From 1989 he has been a teacher of Animation Design at the State Institute of Art of Urbino. In 2002, he made his third film La Funambola. He took part in Artecinema at the VII International Festival of Film on Contemporary Art of Naples and in Open Roads: New Italian Cinema in New York.

IlGiocodelSilenzio

THE GAME OF SILENCE
IL GIOCO DEL SILENZIO
Italy, 2009, 5’, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Virginia Mori
Animation: Virginia Mori
Music: Lorenzo Colocci, Francesco Colocci
Production: Independent
Distribution: Sassopasso
The film’s rhythm is slow and intentionally disappointing. The faces, the stretched out eyes, and the long wavy dark hair, easily evoke Edvard Munch’s feminine characters.

Virginia Mori
Virginia Mori is an illustrator with an imaginary black and white, made up of children, dogs, rabbits and girls with masks. His work, which ranges from illustration traditional, the animated short film to music videos ever made with the technique of animation, won awards in Italy and abroad. Born in Virginia in 1981 and currently lives and works in Pesaro.

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THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
IL NUMERO DELLE BESTIE
Italy, 2009, 4’55”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Ericailcane
Animation: Ericailcane
Music: Carlomargot, Ronin
The film covers one of the artist’s favorite topics: fantastic, pseudohuman but not anthropomorphic, animals.

Ericailcane
Street artist, illustrator, designer and sculptor, lives in Bologna and has made graffiti and installations around the world.

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THE SALAD OF THE DEVIL
L’INSALATA DEL DIAVOLO
Italy, 2010, 1’, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Stefano & Alice Tambellini
Animation: Stefano & Alice Tambellini
Music: “Balkan Lokomotiv”, courtsey by Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra
Production: ProLoco di Borgo a Mozzano – SenZaTeStA
The inspiration came from the legend of the Devil’s Bridge and from all the folktales about deals with the Devil in the area.

Stefano Tambellini
Born in 1983. Graduated Liceo Artistico in Visual Arts and Traditional Animation at the National Film School in Torino. In 2005 he founded the independent label SenzaTesta along with his sister Alice.

Alice Tambellini
Born in 1984. Graduated from Carrara Fine Arts Academy in Multimedia Arts.

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VIDEOGIOCO: A LOOP EXPERIMENT
Italy, 2009, 1’20”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Donato Sansone
Animation: Donato Sansone
Music: Enrico Ascoli
Production: Milkyeyes

The concept is a simple animation trick; flip-flop. Donato Sansone thus invented a flip-book-film, a ‘domino effect,’ with images moving as hundreds of pages turn rapidly.

2010 Hiroshima FF

Italy Selection 2 Films

Azstrofizik

AZTROKITIFK & MARIO SHOW
Italy, 2008, 5’, Color, Italian
Director: Ivan Manuppelli, Gianluca Lo Presti
Screenplay: Ivan Manuppelli
Animation: Gianluca Lo Presti, Federico Della Putta, Daniele Scala, Marco Falatti
Music: Davide ‘Frank’ Incorvaia wih Omsharan Salafia and Milanoans
Production: MammaFotogramma
This is the first episode of an animated series, Aztrokitifk & Mario Show, based on a comic with the same name. The protagonists of the series are
Aztrokitifk & Mario, a caramel cat and a voodoo doll, eager to conquer the planet.

Ivan Manuppelli
Born in Milan in 1985. His works appeared in Rolling Stone, Repubblica XL and Frigidaire magazines. Ha was a founding member of MammaFotogramma Collective.

Gianluca Lo Presti
Born in Milan in 1985. Turin’de CSG in Turin. He’s a teacher at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Brescia.

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CORPUS NO BODY
Italy, 2010, 6’, Color, Italian
Director: Saul Saguatti, Audrey Coianiz
Music: Paola Samoggia, Andrea Martignoni
Production: Basmati
Corpus No Body is a study on the human machine, exploring different solutions, skills, attitudes or physical specificity in human framework.

Saul Saguatti
Saul Saguatti born in 1966. Graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna in 1988 and specialized in animation techniques. He is a performer, director and art experimenter.

Audrey Coianiz
Audrey Coïaniz (1978) graduated at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Marseille and specialized in Space Design. With Saul she is part of Basmati, producing animated films, awarded festivals for performances, digital art and music.

IlGaleone
GALLEY
IL GALEONE
Italy, 2005, 4’25”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Ericailcane
Animation: Ericailcane
Music: Ronin
Ericailcane combines his video animations with his artistic action. Both made in rudimentary stop-motion, Il Galeone is based on an anarchist ballad lyrics.

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MARCO
Italy, 2005, 5’35”, Color, Italian
Director: Ignazio Morello, aka GNZ
Screenplay: Ignazio Morello, aka GNZ
Animation: Ignazio Morello, aka GNZ
Music: Giuseppe Scalpelli
Marco is a cut-out animation film. The story is narrated by an off-screen voice and illustrated with collage pictures. It is a story of the friendship between two boys. The main hero Marco, has a rare skeleton disease.

Ignazio Morello
Born in 1980 in Cosenza. He collaborated with Studio Camuffo and worked in marketing and advertising for the Biennale dell’arte, the Biennele dell’architettura, the Biennale del cinema in Venice.

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PHOBIAS OF THE GUARD-RAIL
LE FOBIE DEL GUARD-RAIL
Italy, 2012, 5’, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Marco Capellacci
Animation: Marco Capellacci
Music: Jean Carlo Bigini
Production: Marco Capellacci
Distribution: Sassopasso
The story deals with the mimesis one child’s mental escapes. The characters, cryptic and absorbed, lean out over the guardrail, metaphoric representation of the interior universe of the child.

Marco Capellacci
Born in 1988. He obtained the Diploma of Master of Art in the art institute Scuola del Libro of Urbino, in the section of animated drawing, in 2005 and in 2007 graduated in Applicated Art.

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TEN FALLS DIECI CADUTE
Italy, 2012, 17’57”, Color, Italian
Director: Nicola Console
Animation: Nicola Console
Music: Andrea Rocca
Sound Design: Mauro Forte
Production: Due Matton
Works of Nicola Console consist of a continuous shifting from one context to another of experimentations; at the school lab, theatre and cinema set design.

Nicola Console
Born in 1969, Palermo – Italy. He lives and works in Milan in both film and theater.

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THE JOURNEY OF BIRD BOY
Italy, 2007, 4’23”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Chiara Ambrosio
Animation: Chiara Ambrosio
Music: Mark Peter Wright
Production/ Distribution: Chiara Ambrosio
The film is an exploration into ideas of memory, loss and illusion through the use of animation, photography and video installation.
Chiara Ambrosio
1980 Roma doğumlu. Londra’da Central Saint Martins College Güzel Sanatlar
Born in 1980 in Rome. Graduated from Fine Arts from the Central Saint Martins College in London. She is influenced from Czech surrealism and European literature in her works.

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THERE ARE SPIRITS
CI SONO GLI SPIRITI
Italy, 2009, 6’20”, Color, Italian
Director: Alvise Renzini
Animation: Alvise Renzini
Music: Blake
Sound Design: Bruno Germano, Marcella Riccardi
Production, Distribution: Pificio Ciclope
Visual interpretation of a Carl Gustav Jung’s dream where free spirits freely wander. The dream starts off with a quite common archetype: one’s own home, the most familiar place for each of us, as an unexplored entity. Jung finds himself entering a series of secret rooms.

Alvise Renzini
Born in 1971 in Bologna. Graduated from DAMS in 1997. His work is based on different visual languages such as painting, digital post-production and video.

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TRANSIT CITY #2 ROMA ASTRATTA
Italy, 2008, 7’42”, Color, No Dialogue
Director: Saul Saguatti, Audrey Coianiz
Music: Poalo Samoggia, Andrea Martignoni
Production: Basmati
The project Transit City consists in workshops, video installations, fantastic documentaries, and animations. Urban reality is explored from a peculiar point of view, ‘moving through blurry landscapes’.