Donato Sansone

Donato Sansone (Bella,1974) lives and works in Turin.
After graduating from the Fine Arts Academy in Naples, he attends the Centro
Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Turin, where he majors in experimental
animation and compositing of animation techniques and live action. His short
movies have been selected by major international festival, such as Annecy
Animation Film Festival in France, Anima Mundi Festival in Brasil, Hiroshima
Animation Festival in Japan, Cinanima Festival in Portugal and Zabut Festival in
Sicily, where he received the first prize with Bavure in 2019. In 2011 The
cinemateque quebecoise selects Videogioco as one of the 50 short films that
changed the history of animation; in 2013 Canal+ realizes a reportage on his
artistic work; again in 2015, Canal+, following the Charlie Hebdo attack,
commissions him with a series of works on freedom of expression, that give birth
to the short Journal animè, produced for the “Collection dessine toujours”. In
2014 the short Grotesque photobooth is selected by Saatchi&Saatchi among the
20 videos of the year in the Cannes International Festival Of Creativity
Showcase. In 2016 he is among the finalists of the Cèsare Prize with Journal
Animè and is included in the 70 short movies running for the Oscars in June
2018. Distributed by the French Company Autour de Minuit, Sansone works
freelance for major Italian agencies and musicians, such as the Afterhours,
Subsonica, Verdena, Francesco de Gregori, Ferrari and Samsung.