This section is dedicated to short films coming from all over the world and made with both traditional and digital animation techniques, or live action with special effects. Future Film Short has assumed such a significant role inside the scheduling of Future Film Festival 2009 that it will receive works coming from a great number of countries.
The FFF audience voted the 83 shorts in competition and assigned two Groupama Assicurazioni prizes: first prize to The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow by R. Gudino, V. Marcone (1000 euros) and the second prize to Berni’s Doll di Yann J (500 euros). This year for the first time, thanks to the Bologna Province, there was also a jury that assigned the prize (1000 euros) for the best short to Prof Nieto Show by Luis Nieto.
Francesco Festuccia has been a professional journalist since 1979. He is currently head of editing for culture and entertainment for Tg2, where he works primarily on cinema with reports, specials and live links, following all the important festivals, from Venice to Cannes to Rome, also as a correspondent. He has previously held positions both as manager and correspondent of editing culture and events on radio, Rai’s GR and news media, first with «Il Messaggero» and then «Italia Oggi». He has been on the jury at many national and international cinema festivals and is part of the management of the Sindacato nazionale dei giornalisti cinematografici (SNGCI).
Sara Colaone was born in Pordenone in 1970 and is the author of comic strips, illustrations and animation cinema. She has published with some of the most lively Italian comic strip publishing houses, such as Kappa Edizioni; Coconino Press and Stripburger (Monsieur Bordigon). Sara Colaone has also worked as an illustrator with «Internazionale», «Ventiquattro magazine» and with Zanichelli and Pearson Paravia-Bruno Mondadori. She created the animation shorts Le Malefiche disavventure di Mr. Hiv, Cream 000 together with Luca de Santis from the homonymous comic strip by Kappa Edizioni, and produced the short Monsieur Bordigon: Sublime luce. Sara Colaone teachers Comic strip and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
Giuseppe Palumbo was born in Matera in 1964, and began to publish strip cartoons in magazines like «Frigidaire» and «Cyborg». He joined the Martin Mystère staff in 1992 and joined the Diabolik staff in 2000, drawing numerous special stories. Giuseppe Palumbo has coordinated the work of the ‘Inventario studio’ – Inventions for publishing in Bologna since 2000; he channelled his work as an illustrator for Mondadori, Einaudi, Feltrinelli, Zanichelli, «IlSole24Ore», «L’Unità» into this activity. His most recent publications include Tomka, il gitano di Guernica, based on texts by Massimo Carlotto and Un sogno turco, based on texts by Giancarlo De Cataldo, both for Rizzoli, and EternArtemisia for Comma 22 on the occasion of the “Caterina and Maria de’ Medici: women in power” exhibition. Giuseppe Palumbo has published in Japan, Greece, Spain and France.