Comicron was an idea by Ugo Gregoretti, who wanted to create an unprecedented manifestation utterly dedicated to Comical Short Footage. The aim was to discover new talent, Italian or Foreign, capable to handle new languages and follow the evolution of the comic genre, especially focusing on the short footage as expressive form.
The location is, Pontelandolfo (BN), in the hinterland of Campania. It is the clear sign of the will to create alternative paths for cultural promotion and become a reference point for those who operate in this particular field.
In the past, the following Italian artists were awarded prizes: Carolina Crescentini, Federico Salvatore, Sydney Sibilia, Valerio Vestoso, Pietro De Silva, Gigio Alberti, Paolo Sassanelli, Stefano Sarcinelli, Anna Ferzetti and Alice Bachi.
Furthermore, the previous editions have had many special guests , such as: Milena Vukotic, Paolo Briguglia, Mariano Rigillo, Nello Mascia, Rosaria De Cicco, Francesco Paolantoni, Domenico Iannacone, Gianfranco Pannone, Franco Iavarone, Sarah Maestri, Andrea De Rosa, Max Cavallari, Giorgio Arlorio, Pia Engleberth, Riccardo Zinna and Ernesto Lama.
Comicron is organized by Pro Loco di Pontelandolfo (Municipal authority for territorial promotion) under the patronage of Centro Studi “Ugo Gregoretti” and the Municipal Council of Pontelandolfo. The founder and creator of the Festival was Ugo Gregoretti, drama and film director, one of the 20th century finest intellectuals in the Italian scene.
Artistic director of the event COMICRON 2022 – 7th edition is Ignazio Senatore, journalist, writer and cinematographic reviewer.
Please download the invitation and follow the instructions to participate in the Festival. Subscription is open until 30.06.2022.