immagine gff 2022




Category: Edition 2022

In a whaling village, a little girl witnesses the last moments of a beached humpback whale and establishes a deep connection with the sea giant.

Original Title L'Occhio della Balena
Category Official Competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 6' 37''
Production Year 2022
Nationality Italy
Directed by Giorgia Bonora, M. Lucia Schimmenti, Francina Ramos, Tess Tagliaferro
Screenplay Tess Tagliaferro
Produced by Eva Zurbriggen

Bonora Schimmenti Ramos TagliaferroGiorgia Bonora
Giorgia Bonora was born in Genoa in 1995. After graduating from art school, she studied visual arts in America for a year. On her return to Italy, she tried her hand at illustration and animation studies in Milan. Finally, she studied animation cinema at the Experimental Cinematography Center (C.S.C) in Turin, graduating in 2020/ 2021 with the short film EYE OF THE WHALE.

Francina Ramos
Francina Ramos is an Italo-Argentinean raised in Brazil, who’s passionate about telling stories, and bringing them to life in animation. In 2014, when she was 14 years old, her film THE VIOLIN PLAYER won Action4Climate and was screened at more than 20 festivals. In 2018, the trailer for her film INSPIRATUS won the honorable mention at the Youth Olympics. She is a graduate of Experimental Cinematography Center (CSC) in Turin, Italy. Currently she works on her own animated series and is a freelance concept artist and animator in 2D and 3D.

M. Lucia Schimmenti
M. Lucia Schimmenti grew up in Bagheria, Sicily. She always had a strong interest in the creative arts particularly in cinema in all its forms. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo experimenting with various multimedia fields, from photography to video mapping, she continued her studies specializing in animation Cinema At The Experimental Cinematography Center (CSC) in Turin, graduating with the film EYE OF THE WHALE.

Tess Tagliaferro
Tess Tagliaferro, born in Asti, grew up with cinema and music and soon became passionate about the art of Animation. After getting a bachelor's degree in New Technologies of Art at the Albertina Academy of Turin, she specialized in her great passion at the Experimental Cinematography Center in Piedmont. Recently she has been involved in the pre-production process of animation projects, to express herself through animation, in order to always tell new stories.

Festival contact
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