The 313th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7pm ET. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email comicssymposium@gmail.com to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

A case study: EGG by Martina Scarpelli

From idea development to actual film production, through the highest highs and lowest lows of animation filmmaking: inspirations turned into ideas, film funding, producers, some sneak peeks into the making of animated scenes, and an opportunity to talk about the journey of a director on making a personal film.

About EGG: A woman is locked in her home with an egg. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

Martina Scarpelli (1988) is an Italian filmmaker and producer with a bachelor in Fine Art from “Academy of Brera” in Milano, and a bachelor in Animation from “Experimental Cinematography Center” in Turin. Alumni of European workshops “ASF – Animation sans frontieres”, “Anidox” and “Open Workshop Residency” in Viborg – DK.  She is board member of Viborg based Art Collective “Plastic”. 

Martina’s short film Egg was selected at more than 150 festivals and won over 45 awards. Among others: a crystal for first film at Annecy, a Golden Dove at Dok Leipzig, Grand Jury Award at AFI Fest, and got shortlisted for the 2020 Cesar award.
She is now working on her first feature film “Psychomachia”, an animated opera.