The Jury of Imaginaria 2015

paolocogliatiPAOLO COGLIATI

Paolo Cogliati is a character animator, director and artist originally from Rome, Italy. He graduated from Ringling College in 2013 with his thesis film “Serial Taxi”, which has won numerous international awards. The film has been translated in various languages, re-made in live action, broadcasted in Europe, Asia and North America on national television, as well as recently signing a distribution deal in Japan for the big screen.

After Serial Taxi, Paolo joined LAIKA Animation Studios, where he worked on the Oscar nominated film “The BoxTrolls”, 3D animating on lead villain Snatcher, voiced by Ben Kingsley.  Upon completion of the production, Paolo moved to New York where he joined the international studio The Mill, helping bring television characters such as the GEICO Humpday camels, The Progressive insurance box voiced by Chris Parnell, the Valspar chameleons and most recently putting his hands on a variety of Super Bowl commercials. During this period, Paolo also led a team of developers to create the animation app AniRef, used by animators in production to record and analyze reference, track arcs and plan their animation scenes.


Andrea Yuu Dentuto worked in Japan as intercalator in Telecom Animation Film, one of the leading worldwide animation studios .

He designed some original stories of Lupin III for Futabasha, the official publisher of this character that is also the official italian historian for numbers of national publications.

He published illustrations for one of the major Japanese newspapers, the Mainichi Shinbun.
He currently lives in Italy, is an illustrator, cartoonist and freelance animator and teaches.

He’s ‘one of the founders of Momiji, the center of Japanese language and culture of Bari, and one of the organizers of B-Geek, the most famous event in Southeast Italian featuring comics, games and video games. Numerous are his appearances in newspapers and magazines.