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Bologna, Italy, January 26th-31st 2010


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Bologna, Italy, January 26th-31st 2010 Future Film Festival at a glance Worldwide and Italian previews of images, homages and conferences take place in one of the oldest and most beautiful European cities, a center of national and internation value. Future Film Festival is the first and most important Italian event dedicated to the production of images realized with the latest computer technologies, an event highly appreciated by audience and press.

Reportage Future Film Festival 2010 The 12th edition of Future Film Festival took place in Bologna (Italy) from 26th to 31st of January 2010 at Teatro Duse and Palazzo Re Enzo.

Future Film Festival 2010 – numbers A lot of people came at the Future Village (Palazzo Re Enzo), in the historic center of the city, and participated in screenings, workshops, conferences, dj sets and cocktails. The screenings and the events were very crowded, in particular Teatro Duse, where the most important previews took place, but also Sala Hera, in Palazzo Re Enzo, where meetings and conferences were held. More than 250 national and international journalists accredited; 280 student accreditations and over 350 professionals coming from all over Italy for the Festival; 120 events among screenings and conferences; 21 feature films premières, in competition and out of competition (Italian and European previews); 120 short films competing in the Future Film Short section– Groupama Audience Award and Provincia di Bologna Award; 25 different countries involved in the event. More than 250 articles and reports published by the most important Italian newspapers and TV channels, such as: TG2, TG3, Raisat, La7, Il Manifesto, XL – La Repubblica, Radio Tre, Box Office, La Stampa, Il Sole 24 Ore, Alias; more than 30,000 visitors of the website in January.

Palazzo Re Enzo, Future Village Venue

Future Film Festival 2010 – Guests The international guests of Future Film Festival 2010 were: Joe Letteri, from Weta Digital, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor of Avatar; Allison Abbate, Producer of Fantastic Mr. Fox; Osbert Parker, Artist; David Sproxton, Co-founder of Aardman Animations; Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit; Kai Christmann, Designer; Mischa Rozema, Co-founder and Creative Director of PostPanic; Rob Chiu, Graphic Designer and Director; Riccardo Cangini, Founder of Artematica; Sonia Cucculelli, Director; Tommaso Cerasuolo, Director; Arturo Bertusi, Director and Founder of Chiaroscuro; Gaetano Curreri, Singer and Frontman of the band Stadio; Marco Notari, Singer; Silver, Cartoonist; Ghislain Cyr, Founder President of Sardine Productions; Terry Dale, Vice President of Technical Production of Starz Entertainment; Stefano Ricci, Artist; Senesi Michele, Director; Martina Colorio, Special Effects Supervisor; Davide Rotondo, Actor; Erika Ferranti, Actress; Alberto Ronchi, Cultural Representative of Regione Emilia-Romagna; Patrizia Ghedini, Leader of the Culture Sector, Regione Emilia-Romagna; Claudia Belluzzi, Head of Emilia-Romagna Film Commission; Giovanna Bo, Managing Director of Achtoons srl; Ettore Tomas, Artist; Matteo Stanzani, Creative Director of Melazeta srl; Federico Guidi, Artist; Luca Pinciani, Artist; Patrizio Ansaloni, Art Director and Co-Founder of Loop srl; Andrea Nadalini, Artist; Alessandro Caspoli from Antoniano Productions; Francesco Filippi, Artist; Guido De Maria, Director; Paolo Buconi and his Kletzmer Band; Alessandro Mantovani, Art Director and Founder of Pseudo Toon Lab; Giacomo Manzoli, Lecturer; Roy Menarini, Lecturer; Leonardo Gandini, Lecturer; Silvia Albertazzi, Lecturer; Susanna La Polla, Journalist; Matteo Capobianco, Artist; Antonio AuJoe Letteri, from Weta Digital tieri, Director of Box Office; Gianpiero Piazza, Stereographer and Associate of Lillwood; Francesca Tornimbeni, Stereographer and Associate of Lillwood; Gianfranco Borgatti, Product Manager of Lillwood and Owner of Borgatti Edizioni Musicali; Pietro Carlomagno, Stereographer; Giosuè Boetto, Director and Journalist; Antonella Guidazzoli, Cineca; Nicola Maccanico, General Director of Warner Bros; Giulio Carcano, Sales Manager of Walt Disney Italia; Michele Napoli, President of the Distribution Section of Anica and Commercial Director of Filmauro; Giuseppe Corrado, Managing Director of The Space Cinema; Gianluca Pantano, Scheduling Director of Uci Italia; Gianantonio Furlan, Owner of Furlan Cinema e Teatri; Andrea Maluccelli, President of Agis Emilia-Romagna; Gino Zagari, General Secretary of Anem (Associazione Nazionale Esercenti Multiplex); Raid Ohanian, Sales Manager of 20th Century Fox Italia; Pier Carlo Ottoni, General Director of Digima spa; Andrea Tito, TV Marketing Director of Panasonic Italia spa; Christian Casati, Sales Manager Iberia & Italy, Professional Solution of PNY.

Edison & Leo by Neil Burns, Winner of second Platinum Grand Prize

Future Film Festival 2010 – Feature films previews Movie competition – Platinum Grand Prize Edison & Leo by Neil Burns; Panique au village by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar; In the attic – Who has a Birthday Today? by Jirì Barta; First Squad: The Moment of Truth by Yoshiharu Ashino; Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror by Shinsuke Sato; Goemon by Kazuaki Kiriya; Mai Mai Miracle by Sunao Katabuchi; Under the Mountain by Jonathan King; King of Thorn by Kazuyoshi Katayama; Les Lascars by Emmanuel Klotz, Albert Pereira-Lazaro.

Out of competition movies Eleanor’s Secret by Dominique Monfèry; McDull, Kung Fu Kindergarten by Brian Tse; Twentieth Century Boys: Chapter Two – The Last Hope by Yukihiko Tsutsumi; Twentieth Century Boys 3: Redemption by Yukihiko Tsutsumi; Yona Yona Penguin by Rintaro; Otra película de huevos y un pollo by Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste and Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste; Eureka Seven – Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers by Tomoki Kyoda; Gamer by Marc Develdine, Brian Taylor.

3D section Dragon Trainer 3D (preview of 56 min. ) by Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders; Toy Story 1 3D by John Lasseter; Toy Story 2 3D by John Lasseter, Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich; Toy Story 3 3D (preview of a few minutes and backstage) by Lee Unkrich; The Hole 3D by Joe Dante.

Midnight Madness Vampire Girl VS Frankenstein Girl by Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu; Bumba Atomika by Senesi Michele.

Future Film Festival 2010 – Tributes Saul Bass & Motion Graphics Future Film Festival 2010, following its constant analysis of animated images, dedicated a focus to the Motion Graphics, nowadays one of the most used techniques by young artists, in which the graphic applications give the illusion of movement. Future Film Festival focused on some key figures of contemporary motion graphics as Mischa Rozema, cofounder of Post Panic, the production company based in Holland, and author of commercials and videos for well known brands as Nike and MTV, and the English artist Rob Chiu (alias The Ronin), author of a lot of works for Nokia, BBC, EMI, Greenpeace and many others. The FFF also focused on their source of inspiration: the work by Saul Bass, great opening titles’ author and pioneer of motion graphics. Design Films held two lessons on many of the major Bass works. The lessons included the screening of the original titles by Saul Bass and by those made by contemporary designers who get inspiration from him. Saul Bass (1920-1996) is one of the key figures on graphic headlines Merlin Crossingham for cinema. Thanks to Saul Bass, this work became an art. When he from Aardman Animations was young, he began his career as an assistant in the art department of Warner Bros, based in New York, and he gained experience in the field of Constructivism and Bauhaus. After some experiences as a graphic designer, in 1954 Bass collaborated with Otto Preminger for the Carmen Jones poster and opening titles. After that, he realized The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Big Knife (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) title sequences. In 1959 he realized the Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder poster and its animated opening sequence with the original jazz score by Duke Ellington. Saul Bass collaborated also with Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, working on Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), Spartacus (1964), Goodfellas (1990). He also worked with Steven Spielberg and he realized the posters for the Academy Awards from 1991 to 1996. Stop-Motion Animation After the great success of Henry Selick’s latest film, Coraline, Future Film Festival paid homage to one of the oldest animation techniques, now used in a very inventive way by artists and production companies. A fil rouge accompanied the audience through movies, labs and meetings dedicated to stop-motion. The key figures of this focus were the artists from Aardman Animations (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit), the English artist, Osbert Parker, famous for the original mix in his works of a lot of techniques, from stop-motion to cut-out to live action, and the producer of Fantastic Mr. Fox Allison Abbate, from the English company Frankenweenie. For the first time the prestigious Museo della Figurina, located in Modena, hosted three events organised by Future Film Festival: two screenings of short films in stop-motion made in Eastern Europe and a workshop on puppet animation for kids.

Avatar by James Cameron

Future Film Festival 2010 – Special Events Joe Letteri and the Making of Avatar One of the highlights of the 12th edition was the Keynote Speech by Joe Letteri, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor of Avatar, who presented, in World Premiere, the making of the last, awesome James Cameron’s movie. Regione Animata – Projects Award In Absolute Premiere, the results of Projects Award, the competition organised with the network Regione Animata and Emilia-Romagna Film Commission. With the support of Regione Emilia-Romagna – Assessorato alla Cultura and of the Presidenza del Consiglio del Ministri – POGAS, in 2007 the FFF had proposed the first competition dedicated to emerging animators and artists living in Emilia-Romagna, with the aim to realize short films and/or tv pilots. The completed works by Luca Pinciani, Federico Guidi, Andrea Nadalini and Ettore Tomas were shown and commented by the authors during a special event, with the special guest Guido De Maria, juror of the competition.

Videogames & Cinema: Comparing Business Models Riccardo Cangini, founder of Artematica, explained the new possibilities offered by the new platforms, like iPhone or online channels, and the interaction between cinema and videogames. The event was coordinated by Jaime D’Alessandro.

B2B meetings: for the 2010 edition the guest was Canada

Canuck Animation Future Film Festival this year focused on Canadian animation, hosting the delegates of two important Canadian companies, Sardine Productions and Starz Entertainment. In collaboration with Regione Emilia-Romagna, Assessorato alle Attività Produttive. Videoclip – Painted Music A selection of the Best animated Videoclips, introduced by the authors: Una giornata perfetta by Virgilio Villoresi for Vinicio Capossela; Cinestetica by Stefano Bertelli, for the band Marta sui tubi; Boogie by Vincenzo Gioanola, for Paolo Conte; Fiori by Ascanio Malgarini, for Adriano Celentano; Diluvio universale by Chiaroscuro, for the band Stadio; Porpora by Tommaso Cerasuolo, for Marco Notari; Skate by Sonia Cucculelli, for Tulsa is Ok. Special guests: the band Stadio and Chiaroscuro.

The stand by Panasonic for the 3D Technologies

Partners and supporters of the 12th edition of Future Film Festival Golden Sponsor: Gruppo Hera. Silver Sponsors: Panasonic, Groupama Assicurazioni, Nvidia, PNY. Sponsors for digital technologies: Digima, Doremi, Christie, Sim2 and XpanD. Supporters: Alce Nero & Mielizia, Aperol Spritz, Cantina Bentivoglio, Biopoint, Digital Video, Passarini Arredamenti, Sofa Soft, Trishow, Orsi Vigneto San Vito, Si produzioni, Zanhotel. Cultural Partners: Cartoon Network, MotionoGrapher, Design Films, Arte Fiera OFF, Flash Book, Mostra di grafica giapponese, Biblioteca Villa Spada, Museo della Figurina, Scuola Internazionale di Comics, Expo Japan. Media Partners: XL, MyMedia, BlogMag, Radio Città del Capo, RadioCinema, Motionographer, AWN, MoviePlayer, Cinecittà News, Bimbibo, Codec TV, FlashFumetto. Future Film Festival 2010 received the support of: Assessorato alla Cultura della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Provincia di Bologna, Comune di Bologna, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Codec Tv, Flashfumetto, British Council, Consolato Generale del Regno dei Paesi Bassi. Future Film Festival 2010 received the patronage of: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Cineteca di Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma, Consolato Generale del Giappone a Milano, Ambasciata della Nuova Zelanda. 

Some Quotes “How Avatar was born? Future Film Festival will tell you about with the world premiere of the making of the movie. Directed by Giulietta Fara and Oscar Cosulich, the kermesse shows the best of animation and special effects”. “The 12th edition of Future Film Festival has officially started. From the 26th to the 31st of January, Bologna turns into the national capital of animation cinema, exploring all the most important contaminations between technology and cinema with competence and interest”. “Future Film Festival opens in Bologna, and stereoscopic tecnology, launched by the huge success obtained worldwide by Avatar, will be its Star”. “In the year of Avatar, the epic 3D film by James Cameron, some people say that the future of cinema has already arrived. Over the last decade, the world of special effects and animation has undergone enormous changes: there is an event which since 1999 explores these changes and every year attracts onlookers, aficionados and professionals of the sector: Future Film Festival”. “Future Film Festival, the international festival of animation and new technologies applied to images, has reached its 12th birthday. (...) This edition, as the past ones, will feature the premieres of the best of worldwide animated film productions”. “On one hand, the latest 3D technologies, on the other hand, an old but still fascinating technique, named stop motion. These are the two main topics of the 12th edition of the Future Film Festival, the flagship cultural event of our institutions”.


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