Cipputi Award Jury 2018

Francesco Tullio Altan
(Treviso, Italy, 1942) studied architecture in Venice and moved to Rome in the late 1960s, where he was involved in making sets and writing screenplays for films and TV. He moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1970 and began collaborating with Italian newspapers in 1974. He returned to Italy in 1975, created Pimpa and published his first comic strips in “Linus.” Two years later, he created his most famous character, Cipputi. His satirical political cartoons are regularly published in “l’Espresso” and “la Repubblica.”


Cristina Trezzini
(Lugano, Switzerland) is a journalist, producer and film critic. She studied history and sociology at the University of Paris, graduating with the thesis “Su, Compagne! 1904-1905” about Switzerland’s first feminist weekly publication created by Angelica Balabanoff. She worked as a correspondent for RSI (Radio and Television of Italian Switzerland) covering Europe’s main film festivals for several years. Her documentary Locarno 60, codirected with Stefano Knuchel, was presented at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2007. She is a member of FIPRESCI and is part of the Swiss Film Academy.


Laura Panini
(Modena, 1961) stared working at a young age in the licensing office of Panini Figurine. In 1982, she created and directed her own agency specialized in copyright. In 1989, after the family company was sold, she and her father Franco Cosimo Panini created a publishing house (calling it by the same family name), publishing works like Dario Fo’s illustrated books, children’s books, and the series “Comix.” After her father passed in 2007, Laura Panini took the reins of the company as its president, and she and her brothers have been developing publishing projects inspired by the vision of the company’s founder.