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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1983 - 30 July.7 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1983

A once-famous clown, who becomes washed-up in old age, has one more performance to give to someone very special.

Original Title The Clown of God
Italian Title Il Clown di Dio
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 10'
Production Year 1982
Nationality USA
Directed by Gary McGivney
Screenplay Gary McGivney


Gary McGivney is an animator, producer, and director. With over thirty five years of experience, his work has been recognized by many awards for his book to film adaptations. The videos have won Cine Golden Eagles, a Carnegie medal, two Chris statues (top award at the Columbus International Film Festival), a Gold Remi at Worldfest Houston, and numerous silver and bronze medals at various festivals around the world. A native of the USA, he arrived in Wellington NZ in 1996 and formed Zippitoons, Ltd., a total service animation studio. Current projects include an ongoing animation-based English education series for the Japanese and Asian markets, as well as continuing book to video adaptations for Weston Woods/Scholastic USA.