Public success for the 37th edition of Cartoon Club, the International Animated Film Festival which closed on Sunday in Rimini. During the week they were screened 300 animated shorts, 7 feature films. 500 children participating ai workshop, 9 i premi which have been conferred: the Lifetime Achievement Award to Enzo d’Alò; the Fossati Award to Gianni Bono; the Prize in Faith and Stripes to Paolo Castaldi. And again the Awards: Cartoon Club 2021, Signor Rossi, Superability, Cartoon Club for the Environment, Cartoon Kids, Cartoon Junior.
4 the exhibitions located at the City Museum, Augeo Art Space and Palazzina Roma, over 150 exhibition stands in the Riminicomix exhibition-market, a hundred Italian and foreign guest authors, fashion shows, round tables, workshops, comic strips. 8 concerts, 15 meetings with the authors, 2 the original comic books published in this edition: Van Helsing. Prima di Martin Mystery by Alfredo Castelli, Lucio Filippucci and Carlo Peroni; is Don Camillo. The headless man, by Davide Barzi and Emanuele Ranzani.
250 boys entered the Cosplay Contest, coming from all over Italy and even from Germany, to which they have been assigned 36 awards over 3 days of race. 5 foreign cosplayer guests exclusively for Rimini. The singing contest dedicated to Giorgio Vanni was won by Seline who had the honor of take the stage with the singer during his highly acclaimed concert on Saturday evening. Particularly loved by the public are also the Japanese anime Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, Attack of the Giants, Genshin Impact and Jujutsu kaisen, to which 4 very popular screening evenings were dedicated.
“The organization of such an event, in a year still marked by the health emergency, was extremely difficult. Despite the fatigue and the inevitable technical complications, everything went very well. Above our expectations. We are happy also for the perfect functioning of safety and prevention measures. – declares Sabrina Zanetti, artistic director of Cartoon Club – Lthe cultural and entertainment offer was very high and varied. Cartoon Club, the most important summer event in the sector and one of the most anticipated events of our Riviera, on this occasion it was also the first major event in attendance. There is a great desire to return to normal. The large audience participation confirmed this e, today, the satisfaction of success is therefore double. “
“The meetings with the authors curated by Davide Barzi and Egisto Seriacopi at Riminicomix were practically all sold out – continues Paolo Guiducci, organizational director – as well as the 2 original shows of the 2021 edition on Saturday and Sunday at the Corte degli Agostiniani, from Vince Tempera, who paid homage to Luigi Albertelli together with Sergio Algozzino, to “I Mille Balloon Blu” by the Classic Swing Orchestra dedicated to Carlo Alberto Rossi. But the whole festival was very popular, even on social networks “.
The exhibitions at Augeo Art Space and at the City Museum continue until July 31st. “In the middle of the journey of a cartoon – Dante a Comics”, set up at the Rocca Malatestiana will continue until 5 October.