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Symposium of the Swine in D minor

In a land of spirits and legends, a pig lives in a bakery in the middle of a forest, together with an old woman, the owner of the bakery. A quarrel between them will reveal their true intentions and feelings. Their fight awakens and upsets the spirits of the bakery.

  • Francesco Filippini
  • Francesco Filippini
  • Mauro Lucchetti
  • Luciano Stella
  • Cristina Donadio
    Key Cast
  • Nando Paone
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Simposio Suino in Re Minore
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    52,000 EUR
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  • David di Donatello
    March 27, 2017
    Italian Premiere
    Candidate Short
Director Biography - Francesco Filippini

Francesco Filippini was born in Naples in 1993
Follow in the footsteps of his father, when 13, he started working in the publishing field, laying out books and signing the book cover of “In Memory of: The True Sparano’s Story”. Afterwards, he continued working within graphic design field until he got passionate about animation, leading him to produce and direct his first animated short film ORKIESTRA, which run for the David di Donatello in 2013. In the meantime he studied Graphic Design at Openart, music production at Jam Music School, diction and dubbing at Penny Lane Studio and he attained a Film Art Direction diploma with Seyrane Boulekbache of the PUBLICIS Groupe Paris.
In 2012 he blazes to the victory at the Red Bull Spot Contest.
In 2013 he joined the animation factory MAD Entertainment in Naples, where he worked on several advertising spots. Over the same years, he directed the short film Joy in the World (Gioia nel Mondo) for the Italian series of musical short movies “I cartoni dello Zecchino d’Oro”.
In 2015 he moved to New York City where he started collaborating as animator, art director and VFX Artist in the animation studio of B. Plympton, the indie animation king. . In 2016, The American Society of Illustrators rewards him as the Best Art Director of the year for the latest Plympton short film, The Loneliest Stoplight”. In the same year he got back to Naples starting a new collaboration with MAD Entertainment where he wrote, drew and directed his short film Symposium of the Swine in D Minor ' , which was within the 5 finalists of the David di Donatello
At the same time he kept the American/Italian collaboration as illustrator for publishing, winning the Interior Book Design Award at The USA BEST BOOK AWARD thanks to the design and cover of the book Tweeting Da Vinci.
He is guest speaker at the Italian school of Comix and at the Guru Lab “Adobe”.

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