Jury 2019

MICHELE BERNARDI (studiografus.it)
During the 1980s he worked on the TV series “Pimpa“, created by Altan, and on several episodes of “La Linea” di Cavandoli. He has made several animated video clips for the Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Le Luci della Centrale Elettrica, Prozac +, 24 Grana and others. He has also collaborated with the cartoonists Maicol & Mirco and Igort.
Some animated short films, such as Djuma, Senza Testa, for Pina, Street vendors and the last Mercurio were on the program and in competition at the most important international festivals dedicated to animation, among the most famous ones in Annecy, Zagreb, Melbourne, up to to those in Amsterdam, Tallinn and Istanbul and Rio.
Recently he collaborated in the creation of commercials for Barilla Mulino Bianco, Chicco, Ikea Germania, Istat and Pomellato Nestl√® and a series of commercials for the Rai3 Viva la Crisi transmission. For La tempesta film – Rai cinema he animated titles for Asino Vola by Marcello Fonte and Paolo Tripodi and Fraulein by Catrina Carone. For the Ayrton Senna Institute he animated a commercial on the unforgettable Formula 1 champion. As an author of animation shorts he has won several awards including the Bit Movie in Riccione, the Turku Jazz bit in Finland in 1994 and the Foreign Animation Silver Award at the 13th Shangai Television Film; in 2018 he won the award for best animated short film at the Animaphix and Imaginaria¬† with the movie “Mercurio“.

FUSAKO YUSAKI
She is a Japanese designer, artist and sculptor known for her animation work with clay (claymation) which she performed in Italy, where she has been living since 1964. She later established herself in this field also in Switzerland and Japan. After her studies in creative design she specialized in animation with the plasticine technique (Claymotion). In 1964 she settled in Milan and in 1971 won the Golden Bagatto with Fernet Branca’s advertising shorts for Carosello. His is the well-known symbol of the Albero Azzurro, the program for children of Rai. With the character Peo he made more than 50 episodes. With Gallucci, in the Stravideo series, he published Peo play with the great painters. She was a jury member of the most prestigious animation film festivals: in 1989 at Annecy in France, in 1990 in Hiroshima in Japan, in 2000 in Zagreb in Croatia, in 2002 in Espinho in Portugal and in 2003 in Wissembourg in France. In 2004 he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bergamo International Film Festival. In 1989 she was awarded the title of Woman Artist of the Year by the Avon Cultural Foundation. Among his various activities, he lectures on three-dimensional illustrations and on step one at the European Institute of Design in Milan, with which he collaborates for many years also in the making of his own films. The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo hosts the complete series of his films.(Wikipedia)

SERGIU NEGULICI
Trained at the Graduate School of Arts pagamen “Nicolae Tonitza” in Bucharest (1989-1993) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest (1993-1998), specializing in sculpture.
He worked in the world of animation first at Visual Effects of ABIS Studio and later at Reniform Studio.
His splendid first feature The Blissful Accidental Death, which he also won (ex-aequo) also at Imaginaria last year, received awards and recognition at major international animation festivals (Annecy, Animateka, Hiroshima, etc).