Stefano Bessoni – Signed Photo – Pinocchio

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Foto con autografo di Stefano Bessoni.

Dimension: 20 Cm x 25 Cm (Appr.) – 8×10 Inches (Appr.)

Date and Place of Signing: May 31, 2024 in Pescara, PE (Italy)

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Stefano Bessoni (born 14 September 1965) is an Italian filmmaker, stop-motion animator and illustrator.
Life and career
Bessoni was born in Rome in 1965. He studied visual arts under the teaching of the Neapolitan engraver Mario Scarpati. After a detour in zoology and natural sciences, he left the Faculty of Biology and later graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Since 1989 he has made many experimental films, video and theatre installations and documentary films. In the 1990s he worked for many TV production companies as camera operator, cinematographer and film editor. From 1998 to 2001 he collaborated with the Italian director Pupi Avati as assistant, storyboard artist and digital effect artist. In 1995, he was awarded the “Claudio Pastori” Prize by the Italian FEDIC, for his work as a filmmaker, “for the consistency of his commitment, the peculiarity of his research, the culture and the passion expressed through his work and in the in-depth analysis of the relationships between cinema, painting, history, and popular traditions and beliefs.”Bessoni is also active as a teacher, both in Italy and abroad. From 2000 to 2007 he taught direction at the NUCT (Roma Film Academy) in Cinecittà, Rome. From 2010 to 2013 he held lectures at the Griffith Academy in Rome. He has held many workshops on illustration and stop-motion animation at schools and festivals including Ars in Fabula (Macerata, Italy), Giffoni Film Festival (Salerno, Italy), Future Film Festival (Bologna, Italy), Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Expopixel (Bologna, Italy), Fantaspoa (Porto Alegre, Brazil), and Estación Diseño (Granada, Spain). The 2014 book Stop-motion. La fabbrica delle meraviglie (Stop Motion. The Marvel Factory,), with a preface by Barry J.C. Purves was born out of his long-time experience as a teacher and as a stop-motion animator. “Enchanted by the imaginary dimension of fairy tales” and “fascinated by anything gruesome and disturbing, ominous or deadly”, he has also published many illustrated books inspired by the world of Wunderkammer, old fairy tales and macabre rhymes, among which are Homunculus (2011), Wunderkammer (2011), Alice Underground (2012), Gallows Songs (2013) and Pinocchio (2014). He currently coordinates the undergraduate course in Illustration and Animation at the IED in Rome.


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