Barco Ducale, Urbania (PU)
The Artistic Residence project is back

 

23 August - 29 August 2021
Organizers ALMA, OTTN Projects
Media Partner Contemporary Italian
Partner Senzabagno
Sponsor Municipality of Urbania

 

During the pandemic year 2021 in which all convivial and social activities were limited by the restrictions due to Covid, ALMA decided to embark on a "journey" with Ascanio Celestini. A dialogue formed by questions and answers was established in which an attempt was made to investigate the various facets that the hypothetical life of any man can have. The 2021 edition of the Residenza al.BAR.co aims to create drawings that come from the study of these texts. Subsequently texts and drawings will compose a book. 10 young contemporary artists were chosen who in different years were trained at the School of the Book of Urbino and who are represented by the association ALMA (Associazione Libera Marchigiana Animatori).

ARTISTS INVITED IN RESIDENCE 23 24 25 August 2021

  • Carola Rossi

  • Omar Cheikh

  • Samuele Canestrari

  • Giulia Marcolini

  • Ahmed Ben Nessib

 

ARTISTS INVITED IN RESIDENCE 27 28 29 August 2021

  • Eugenio Carlini

  • Anthony Valenti

  • Viola Bartoli

  • Alessandra Romagnoli

  • Giuseppe Scala

 

MOMENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

On the last day of each working group's stay at the Barco Ducale (25 and 29 August) a snack / aperitif is scheduled at 6 pm with a presentation / study-visits open to the public. Each artist will show their portfolio, talk about their artistic research, the works produced and discuss the residency experience.

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The Barco Ducale of Urbania (PU) is one of the bases of ALMA
 

Thursday 26 August 2021 we are waiting for you in Cagli and Acqualagna (PU) for the delivery of the Special Animation Award to the great Lorenzo Mattotti.

In Cagli at 6 pm there will be the award ceremony and the meeting with the artist (free event with reservations required by sending an email with the name of each participant: almanimatori@gmail.com). The ceremony will continue in Acqualagna at 9.15 pm with the screening of the film The famous invasion of the bears in Sicily (free event with reservations required here: cinemacqualagna).

Greenpass please.
 

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Saturday 31 July at 6 pm we will be at the Cloister of San Francesco in Serra De' Conti (AN), guests of NottenerAnima '21.

«Animation Cinema and Visual Arts. Schools, publishing and anthologies: how to meet animation cinema?».
Info: NottenerAnima

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We look forward to seeing you in Pergola (PU) on July 30 for an evening with the works of two ALMA associated artists: Julia Gromskaya and Simone Massi. The event, curated by Stefano Franceschetti, will be an opportunity to deepen the techniques and poetics of the two illustrious exponents of international animation cinema.
Info: t. 0721 7373274

culturaturismo@comune.pergola.pu.it

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The ALMA 2021 Prize awarded to Ascanio Celestini. We are waiting for you on Sunday 18 July at 5 pm at the Bramante Theater in Urbania (PU). The artist's award ceremony will be opened by a musical performance by Guido Brualdi and Adult Matters. Free admission subject to availability, reservations required here: almanimatori@gmail.com
 

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On Tuesday 29 June the ALMA 2020 Prize will be awarded to the great Hungarian master Béla Tarr. Live broadcast of the expected event with the director at 9 pm on the Almanimatori Facebook page.

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Friday 25 June, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona.

At 7 pm the "Cinema di Poesia" prize, received last March by Corto Dorico, will be awarded to Alma.

We will also present the latest issue of the magazine SOLSTIZI and two short films by our associated artists will be screened:

Sospeso by Martina Venturini and In memoria di te by Giacomo Passanisi.

See you at the Mole!

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21st June 2021

At 11 am at the Astra cinema of Pesaro there will be the presentation of the third release of Solstizi, the Magazine of Alma, within the Pesaroff57.

Exactly one year after its birth, here we are at the third issue of SOLSTIZI, ALMA’s magazine. In this time span, despite the pandemic, we have consolidated and increased relationships with friends, intellectuals, artists and institutions. There are new projects in the pipeline that will involve our associated designers and international masters. We will soon come out by revealing the names of the two great artists who will receive the ALMA Award and the Special Animation Award 2021 after those awarded in 2020 to Béla Tarr and Giannalberto Bendazzi.

In the meantime, we are pleased to inform you that the family has expanded and in the ALMA Board, the five founding members have been joined by Giulia Marcolini and Monica Vitali, a contribution of new energy and sensitivity useful for this journey that our president Sandro Pascucci has defined: "Singular plural, local global".

Go to the menu solstizi magazine, open the PDF and enjoy!

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 16 May 2021 at 4.30 pm at the Castello della Porta di Frontone (PU) for the presentation of the "Bronzetto del Catria" which has become the «ALMA Award». The prize was awarded to the great Hungarian director Béla Tarr. Presentation of SOLSTIZI (ALMA magazine); introduction by Daniele Tagnani (Mayor of Frontone) and Alberto Alessandri (President of the Montana Union of Catria and Nerone). The day ends with the poet Franco Arminio.

Limited seats. Reservations: almanimatori@gmail.com

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Corto Dorico Film Fest

from 20 to 28 March 2021 on Mymovies.it

Programming of animated films by ALMA associated artists:

Sogni al campo by Magda Guidi and Mara Cerri; Fiumana by Julia Gromskaya; D’istante by Rojna Bagheri; El alma es la memoria by Sergio Gutierrez; Sospeso by Martina Venturini; Per tutta la vita by Roberto Catani; Il sentiero by Emanuela Bartolotti; Caviglie by Samuele Canestrari and Francesco Ruggeri; Silenziosa-mente by Alessia Travaglini; Stoicheia by Massimo Saverio Maida; Mayday, mayday! by Annarita Baldarelli; Strange home by Giulia Marcolini and Elena Castiglioni; La cicogna by Francesco Ruggeri; Morte per due canne di Skunk by Anima (Annamaria Gentili); Momentum and impulse by Marica Maggiotti; Ekart by Ahmed Ben Nessib; Hooks by Pietro Elisei; The darker light by Andrea Bonetti; La virgola nel cassetto by Marco Capellacci; Animo resistente by Simone Massi; In memoria di te by Giacomo Passanisi; Soil is alive by Beatrice Pucci.

www.cortodorico.it

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PER TUTTA LA VITA (2018) BY ROBERTO CATANI

The opening theme of the XVII Corto Dorico Film Fest (entrusted to ALMA) was created by the associated artist Ahmed Ben Nessib.

Can see it here

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AHMED BEN NESSIB

Thursday 25 March 2021

Corto Dorico Film Fest

SPECIAL AWARD CINEMA OF POETRY

TO THE ALMA COLLECTIVE

18.30 | live on Facebook and Youtube

Online meeting with Magda Guidi and Stefano Franceschetti Presentation of SOLSTIZI magazine

www.cortodorico.it

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SOGNI AL CAMPO (2020) BY MARA CERRI AND MAGDA GUIDI

21st December 2020
During the longest night of the year comes alive SOLSTIZI N.1, ALMA’s magazine.

Go to the menu solstizi magazine, open the PDF and enjoy!

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We are waiting for you on Sunday 4 October at 6pm at the

Art Gallery Corte Zavattini 31 in Cesena for the presentation

of SOLSTIZI, the Alma magazine.
www.cristallino.org

www.facebook.com/cristallino.luoghiartivisive

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THE DUCAL BARCO OF URBANIA (PU-ITALY) THE FIRST ALMA BASE

19th September 2020

We are waiting for you on Saturday 19th September in the evocative atmosphere of the Barco Ducale of Urbania (PU-Italy) for the delivery of the «Special Animation Award 2020» to the great Giannalberto Bendazzi! From 5 pm many artist friends will present recent publications and animated films: Marco Taddei (Vasto, Massa, Follina), Samir Galal Mohamed (Milan), Veronica Guerra (Venice, Pesaro), Denise Rocchi (Ravenna), Guido Brualdi (Pesaro), Samuele Canestrari (Modigliana, Forlì-Cesena), Nicola Fucili (Berlin), Federico Gargaglione (Berlin), Marco De Leonibus (Pescara), Roberto Catani (Jesi), Pietro Elisei (Spoleto), Anna Rita Baldarelli (Mondaino, Rimini), Alessia Travaglini (Paris), Martina Venturini (RSM), Massimo Saverio Maida (London, Fano), Francesco Ruggeri (Urbino).

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21st June 2020
During the longest day of the year comes alive SOLSTIZI, ALMA’s new magazine.
It’s 29,7 cm long and weighs 9,5 Mb, it’s eyes are already awake and it’s in a good shape, but most importantly it breathes well because sometimes what we miss is breathing, during these times sadly.

Go to the menu solstizi magazine, open the PDF and enjoy!

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Urbino, 21st of March 2020

SPRING OF BEAUTY

ALMA, Associazione Libera Marchigiana Animatori (Free Association of Animators from the Marches, Italy), is born.

ALMA has been founded by Sandro Pascucci, Elisa Mossa, Magda Guidi, Stefano Franceschetti, Simone Massi and brings together animators and illustrators from the Marches (or who studied in the Marches) who graduated from Scuola del Libro in Urbino during the time.

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MAGDA GUIDI, SANDRO PASCUCCI, SIMONE MASSI, STEFANO FRANCESCHETTI, ELISA MOSSA

"Beginning with the name - beautiful!- the Scuola del Libro of  Urbino let us notice how “different” it is. Not less demanding or compliant. Quite the opposite. Just thinking about how many relevant artists have been schooled on those desks and between those walls is enough: how many other institutes designated to educate new generations can show up a curriculum like this? Now a group of these artists, alongside their lecturers, reunites in an association of volunteers with the ambition to support and enhance the practice of  animation and illustration. Friends, friends, I’m with you!"

Alberto Barbera

Art Director of the Venice International Film Festival

 

ROBERTO CATANI'S STUDIO HAS MOVED WITH US (THANKS ROBERTO)

"Thanks for the honour of being friend of the new association of  animation artists ALMA. I’m sure that this association of people with similar talents will be an influential organization in the italian animation and illustration field, a creator of ideas and initiatives to provide more decent work conditions for the artists, as well as to spread this art’s influence to an extended audience.

The creative potential of the graduates and lecturers from the Scuola del Libro of Urbino will be a guarantee.Good luck to all of us for this excellent challenge!"

Aleksandr Petrov

Oscar Award 2000, Los Angeles

 

ELISA MOSSA AND ALESSANDRA ROMAGNOLI AT WORK

"I am with you and I think that your ALMA association is an excellent idea to support the Scuola del Libro of  Urbino, a source of talent, as for the art of animation, the animators’ interests, of the illustrators and you will succeed. My best wishes."

 

Georges Schwizgebel

Genie Awards 2012, Toronto

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GIORGIA BASILI, DRAWING FOR THE POSTER OF INTERNATIONAL PESARO FILM FEST 2019

"Dear Simone and partners, of course I want to be a friend of  ALMA association! A nice and noble idea. Italy is the land of the arts, and will continue to astonish the world. It’s from my apartment, where I work, like many others, that I wish all the warmest best to all of you. There will come a day when  we’ll exchange our films - plants, flowers, that we cultivated during the time of cholera…"

 

Michel Ocelot

César Prize 2019, Paris

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MARA CERRI, DRAWING FOR THE POSTER OF RICCIONE TTV FESTIVAL 2018

"I’m glad to be a friend of your ALMA association. I love Italy, my favourite country in the world, and I love italian animation which is one of my world’s favourite cinematography. The continuous transformation movement developed by Italians is a unique language, it’s like the visual and poetic translation of that line of thoughts when we stay alone to reflect about our intimate things. The origin of this unique expression, poetic language and movement, is clearly identifiable and identified: the Scuola del Libro of Urbino."

Regina Pessoa

Annie Awards 2020, Hollywood