Martina Scarpelli is an Italian filmmaker based in Denmark, with a bachelor in Fine Art from “Academy of Brera” in Milano, and a bachelor in Animation from “Experimental Cinematography Center” in Turin. She works as animation director, creative director and most recently as a producer trying to work on projects that are sexy, funny, a little rude at times and smart pushing provocative stories with sophisticated storytelling that can challenge yet inspire audiences of today.
Alumni of European workshops “ASF – Animation sans frontieres”, “Anidox” and “Open Workshop Residency” in Viborg – DK. She is a board member of Viborg based Art Collective “Plastic”. Martina’s short film Egg was selected at more than 150 festivals and won over 45 awards.
Among others: a crystal for first film at Annecy, a Golden Dove at Dok Leipzig, Grand Jury Award at AFI Fest, and got shortlisted for the 2020 Cesar award. She is now working on her first feature film “Psychomachia”, an animated opera.
Claire Allouche has been a member of the editorial board of Cahiers du Cinéma since June 2020. She is also a doctoral student at the University of Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint-Denis. Her research, temporarily titled “Lugares de filmar: the peripheralization of contemporary Argentine and Brazilian cinema (2008-2019)” focuses on the investment of places that have remained on the bangs of the cinematographies of both countries and has led to several trips to South America. She previously trained in film studies at the DHTA of the ENS Ulm, at the University of Paris 8, and at the UNSAM in Argentina. She also obtained a master’s degree in “Territories, Spaces and Societies” at the EHESS, with a focus on anthropology. She worked as a programming assistant at the Festival des 3 Continents in 2016 and 2017. She occasionally collaborates with other film journals such as Trafic, Débordements, Répliques and CinétrENS.
Piero Percoco is a young photographer from Puglia, born in Bari but has always lived in Sannicandro, a small town in the province of Bari where he still lives.
He started with cinema as a child; he has been a cinephile since he began his first schools.
He dedicated himself body and soul to photography, not being able to afford a photography school, he totally immersed himself in the study of photographic books, from non-fiction to monographs to the many books born from independent publishing.
His first photography book titled PRISM INTERIORS came out in the summer of 2018 published by Skinnerboox was entirely designed and edited by Jason Fulford where Piero was confronted with Fulford’s editing and design in a completely experimental way.
Currently his second book is about to be published, called “The rainbow is underestimated” where Piero decided to collect in a larger volume more than 100 of his most representative photographs.
The rainbow is underestimated is a visual training novel that comes after a long period of editing on the images produced by Piero in the last 5 years.