Tribute to Quino
The shorts based on Mafalda’s stories and satirical comic strips by Quino, keep with the animation the same freshness and lightness of the comics, preserving the peculiarities of Quino’s humour.
Quino was born in 1932, his parents were Spanish emigrants. Quino soon became a cartoonist, an occupation that he considered a job, not an art.
Mafalda, one of his most popular character, was born as testimonial for a household appliances company, but Mafalda’s story was totally different: she obtained a great success, since 1968, also in Europe and Italy.
Tribute to the production company Partizan
The tribute is edited by Susanna Corchia.
Tribute to Iranian animation
The tribute will present a selection of shorts and tv series from the past to today, trought the more representative works of this culture so rich of myths, legends and creativity. The selected works range over many animation techniques, from the traditional techniques to the 3D animation, showing a great contemporary production.
Tribute to Chinese animation
Future Film Festival 2007 will pay a tribute to the Chinese animation school and to its masters, presenting a selection of shorts and the most important movies of its tradition.
The tribute is edited by Luca della Casa and Laura Zardi.
Tribute to Paul Driessen
Driessen taught animation at Kassel University in Germany and his works have been awarded with more than fifty international prizes. Paul Driessen will attend Future Film Festival 2007 and will present a selection of his works, of the first Dutch period and the second Canadian period.
Tribute to Gamma Film – 50 years of Carosello and more
“Roberto Gavioli is one of those Italians that seem to me so linked with their country that I cannot imagine their life only private or pubblic, individual or collective”; in this way Sergio Zavoli presents the figure of Roberto Gavioli, founder, together with his brother Gino, of Gamma Film, the famous company that in the seventies produced Carosello’s animated spots as Ulisse e l’ombra (for Hag Caffè), Caio Gregorio er guardiano der pretorio (for Rhodiatoce textiles), Bbabbut, mammut e figliut (for Pirelli mattresses and tyres), Derby, il cavallo di vitaccia cavallina (for Derby fruit juices).
The Gamma Film work goes over the advertising field with the first computer grafica title and also the titles of Canzonissima and Domenica Sportiva. The Gino and Roberto Gavioli work includes a full-length film, the beautiful Putiferio va alla guerra (1968) and the medium-length film La lunga calza verde (1961) in the occasion of Italy Unification with the screenplay by Cesare Zavattini.
Future Film Festival will pay a tribute to Gamma Film with the most famous works of its production, in the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Carosello.
The spaceship is taken of
Dopo il viaggio nel tempo proposto lo scorso anno con la retrospettiva Macchine nel tempo, il cinema di fantascienza ritorna al Future Film Festival con una sezione dedicata alla fantascienza astronautica. Il nuovo programma della manifestazione proporrà una selezione di film nei quali l’astronave assume numerose e diverse valenze: da mero mezzo di trasporto, variante dell’aereo, a mezzo con il quale confrontarsi con un problema di indentità, da trappola potenzialmente mortale a modello ipertecnologico.
The tribute is edited by Franco La Polla.
Italiani@ FFF: Regione Animata
For his ninth edition, Future Film Festival dedicates the Italiani@FFF section to the producion companies of Emilia-Romagna region which work in the field of animation and special effects.
The companies that joined the “Regione Animata” project, will present their works to the FFF audience and a very special committee made of international producers and distributors that will value the works. A chanche of growth and comparison that wants to promote new creative and productive possibilites.
As usual, Future Film Festival will present meetings with the most important production companies in the world: Industrial Light + Magic, Laika Entertainment, Buf Compagnie, PDI and others will be in Bologna to present new digital technologies for cinema and videogames.
Future Film Festival Digital Award
8th edition of the competition for Italian works made by using digital 3D elaborations that give contribute to the technical and expressive renewal in the production domain.
Lancia Platinum Grand Prize
The award that Future Film Festival 2007 will assign to the work shown during the festival, which will be voted as the most innovative in the field of digital animation cinema.
Future Film Short
Future Web Festival
Future Web Festival is renewed presenting a meeting with some creatives of Google projects. A look at the latest trands that the web dedicates to those artists that create interactive works for the Web.
Il Futuro dei Toons
More of ten festivals from all over the world about animation and special effects will present at Future Film Festival 2007 a special programme selection of their last editions.
Some partners: BAF from UK, BitFilm and e.DIT from Germany, DiBa from Spain, Némo from France and others.
Future Film Game
As every year, the event addressed to videogames world is renewed. A journey to discover the latest productions in the art that makes the animation interactive.
The professional breakfast of Future Film Festival comes back: it brings together production companies and authors that want to present their works and projects, looking for co-productions and distributors.
How To Create An Animated Short Film
Future Film Festival proposes a new meeting with an European animation school, to give to young Italian authors the chance to enlarge their perspectives about their own artistic training in the animation domain, through meetings with teachers and screening of the works made by students. At the same time, teachers will have the possibility to let people know their school, encouraging the cultural exchange between different countries. The guest school of FFF2007 will be The Animation Department of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Chieri (Italy).