Twenty-four is the amount of hours the youngsters comic book artists will spend in one of the most evocative locations of Trieste: The castle of San Giusto. Three are the amount of parts that compose the screenplay Meduse that the participants will draw. Three will also be the amount of winners of the contest.
Firstly award winning works will be animated by students of the Istituto Galvani using motioncomics technique, and then, published on the pages of Il Piccolo, media partner of ShorTS. Laura Scarpa, Agostino Traini, Stefano Disegni and Roberto Peri are the Italian and local exponents of the world of comics called on to judge the most deserving panels.
All the works are available on the festivals official site, www.maremetraggio.com. The initiative is organized by ShorTS International Film Festival in collaboration with the comic book school Grafite by Raimondo Pasin and Paola Ramella, Il Piccolo, Neopolis – lo spazio dell’immaginario and Elio tecno service.
Born in Venice in 1957, she moved to Milan and later Rome. She is a comic book author, an illustrator, an editor and a teacher at the IED and director of her own creation, the online Scuola di Fumetto. As an author she has written and illustrated stories for some of the biggest publications in Italy, from Linus to Il corriere dei piccoli, Snoopy, Lupo Alberto magazine, Blue, Mondo naif and Internazionale. She has also written books including Amori lontani and Sous les étoiles. She is featured in several anthologies, such as La vita inattesa and Crisma. Online, she designs Caffè a colazione, and is published in the digital magazine Aces Weekly. As an editor she has worked on Il corriere dei piccoli, Blue and Animals and directs the magazine Scuola di fumetto. She writes didactic essays and pieces and presides over the Associazione Culturale ComicOut, which keeps her busy with comic spreads and studies.
Born in Rome, Stefano Disegni is one of the most famous Italian Satirical artists. As a writer many of his books have been published by major Italian publishing houses (Feltrinelli, Mondadori, Piemme). He also wrote some successful television shows including Convenscion (Rai2), Tintoria (Rai2), Mediamente (Rai2), Tesori di famiglia (Telemontecarlo), Crozza Italia (La7), Visitors (Italia Uno), Cavalli di Battaglia (Rai1) and many more. Three time winner of the Premio Satira in Forte dei Marmi, he is currently publishing his strips and writing for insert 7 of the Corriere della Sera, the Fatto Quotidiano, the Ciak cinema magazine and other publications, gaining great public favour and appreciation. He has also created several pieces for theatre, one of which, Sei atti impuri, was brought to the life by Tullio Solenghi. And not forgetting, he is also the frontman, vocalist, harmonicist and song writer for his rock band Il Disordine.
Born 1965 and a Pisces, Roberto Peri was born in Trieste but has constantly been on the move, studying and working between Genoa, Siena, Venice and Milan. Passionate about everything to do with stories transmitted by language, signs and images, he graduated for the first time in the History of Modern and Contemporary Literature and the second in the History of Cinema, then he dedicated himself to courses in communication and expression. In 2008, after various collaborations with publishing houses and Milanese literary companies, he returned to Trieste and opened up Fumetteria Neopolis- Lo Spazio dell’Immaginario, making his age-old passion for comics and for the art of grahic novels public and comunal. The rest is yet to come…
Agostino Traini was born in Rome in 1961.
He has designed childrens books for around 30 years. He creates original bookmarks, prints images onto cloth and creates colourful furnishings and wooden objects. For some years now he has also made pop-up books. He has designed many characters: Mucca Moka, il signor Acqua, il topolino Blu, il gatto Paolo, il signor Extra, Molliter, Panfilo cane pittore, la banda di Popo, la pecora Ornella, Paolo Nord, Lapis il maestro, Superpaper e i Cinque Birbanti. His books are translated into several languages. Agostino Traini has taken part in several shows, and receives many letters from the children who read his books to which he always responds with very colourful letters.