Virginia Mori, Mauro Macella, and Richard Squires will preside the responsible committee to crown the winner of this shining 2nd edition of the 2013 Scratch! Animation Film Festival.
Virginia Mori was born in 1981 in Cattolica in the province of Rimini in Italy. She pursue an education at the Art Illustrations and Animations State Institute of Urbino, obtaining a width of artistic imagination. She participate to a number of festivals abroad. In 2009 she won the “SRG SSR idee Suisse£ at the Annecy Call for project of France, that brought her to release the animation short “The Game of Silece” – awarded in festival such as the Abbaye de Fontevraud which inspired the production about this town cultural festival in the October 2011. In the meantime, she produced video clips, gungles, and illustrations. Check out what she can do with her ballpoint pen on http://virginiamori.tumblr.com/.
Mauro Macella was born in 1975 in Copertino near Lecce and studies architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan. Later in his life, he enrolled at a Master’s in at the University of Florence. Then, he joins the firm Anteprima Video s.r.l. in the 3D department. From 2006, he trained at the Studio Azzurro including courses in Motion Graphics 1 and 2 at MA in Multimedia Content Design at the University of Florence Dal 2008 affianca alla collaborazione con Studio Azzurro l’attività di formazione. Tra i vari corsi ricordiamo gli annuali Motion graphics 1 e 2 al Master Multimedia Content Design, and he lead the course of After Effects ath the School of Cinema and Television of Milan.
Among his projects:
Montagna in Movimento, Multimedia Museum of Forte Vinadio, Cuneo.
Multimedia Museum of Castello di Formigine, Modena
The theatre play ath the Scala of Milan.
Soundtrack at the Rovereto Futuro Presente Festival.
The Fourth Stair, at the biennale di Santa Fe
The show on Fabrizio De Andre biography of Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Nuoro, Roma Palermo Milan (Italy).
Sensitive City. for Padiglione Italia all’EXPO 2010.
Check out http://vimeo.com/user3720219.
Richard Squires is an artist, animator and lecturer at Kingston University (BA Filmmaking, MA Experimental Film). He is a founder member of London-based comic art project, Let Me Feel Your Finger First (LMFYFF), which disseminates comics, animation and live work. Past projects include ‘Francis’ an Animate Projects commission for Channel 4, UK (2007) and the live works ‘Familienalbum’ (Royal Academy of Arts, 2008) and ‘The Uncle Hans-Peter Party’ (ICA, 2009). ‘Ontologically Anxious Organism: Episodes 1-3′ was released on the Filmarmalade DVD label in December 2012. Squires is currently working with animator Elroy Simmons on the upcoming LMFYFF short, ‘Post-Colonial Capers’. Check out http://www.letmefeelyourfingerfirst.com/