GIANLUIGI TOCCAFONDO - Starting from the tail

Wednesday 15 September at 21:30
Terrace - Palazzo dei Congressi

On the day of the opening Videocittà will bring the show to the suggestive terrace of the Palazzo dei Congressi Starting from the tail by the master of Italian animation Gianluigi Toccafondo. For the occasion, the work was modulated in a site-specific monumental projection of 40 meters. 

Starting from the tail is a montage of about 50 minutes, on the music of Simeon Ten Holt, of the animated films that Toccafondo has made from 1989 to today. It includes short films, theme songs and animations made in recent years for the Rome Opera House. 

Gianluigi Toccafondo was born in San Marino in 1965. In 1989 he made his first short film, which was awarded at the Lucca Festival the following year. Later he directed together with Simona Mulazzani of the short La Pista which received a special mention at the Annecy cinéma italien and an award at the Treviso Festival. He is also the director of Le Criminel (in Italian Il Criminale) produced for the French company Le Step and presented in 1993 at the 50th Venice International Film Festival and also a finalist at the Cartoon d'or. He has also made several themes for television programs such as for Tunnel, for Carosello in 1997, Almanacco delle profezie and also for the 56th Venice International Film Festival; he was also the creator of commercials such as the one for Sambuca Molinari, Avanzi and also for the Fandango company. 

As an illustrator, he has worked for Einaudi, Feltrinelli, Mondadori, Scott Free and other publishing houses; he has also collaborated with magazines such as Linea d'ombra, Lo Straniero and Abitare. He has also held some exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo and Italy.

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