Francesco Tullio Altan (Treviso, Italy, 1942) studied architecture in Venice and in the late 1960s moved to Rome, where he was involved in making sets and writing screenplays for films and TV. He moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1970 and in 1974 began collaborating with Italian newspapers. 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.”
Sandro Avanzo(Italy) began working as a journalist in the 80s, collaborating with film magazines such as “Ciak,” “Film TV,” “Linus” e “Vanity Fair.” From 1989 he’s been worked for Radio Popolare as a specialist of theatre productions and has been curators of film program on LGBT cinema. He wrote papers and articles for Mondadori, Lindau, Feltrinelli, Celip, and collaborated to the Dizionario dello spettacolo del ’900 (Baldini e Castoldi, 1998) for the entries on music and theatre. As an expert and collectionist, he curated exhibitions dedicated to Franca Valeri and Paolo Poli.
Maurizio Zaccaro (Milan, Italy, 1952), after graduating from the Milan Film School in 1977, made the short film Overkill, receiving an award at Oberhausen. He won a David di Donatello in 1991 for Dove comincia la notte, and in 1999 for Un uomo per bene. He directed TV movies and miniseries from 2000 to 2011, and the documentary film Il Piccolo (2009), participating at the Venice Film Festival, just like Un foglio bianco (2011). In 2013, in 2015 and in 2016 he took part to the Torino Film Festival with the documentary Adelante petroleros - L’oro nero dell’Ecuador, Augusto Tretti: un ritratto and La felicità umana.