Marco Bellano, conference chair

Marco Bellano, PhD, is adjunct professor in History of Animation at the University of Padova, Italy.

He was several times guest teacher of Film Music at the University of Salamanca, Spain. He graduated from the Conservatory of Vicenza in Piano and Orchestral Conducting.

In 2014, the SAS assigned him the Norman McLaren-Evelyn Lambart Award for the Best Scholarly Article (“The Parts and the Whole. Audiovisual Strategies in the Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi”, Animation Journal, Vol. 18, 2010); the SAS also co-funded his conference project “Il cinema d’animazione e l’Italia” (Padova, 2014). The second edition of the conference (“L’animazione e le arti”) took place in October 2016.

In 2017, he will chair the 29th SAS Annual Conference.

He is associate editor of the cinema journal Cabiria.

He collaborates with many orchestras and cultural organizations; he is vice president of the “Francesco e Paolo Contarini” association for contemporary music.

He wrote the books Metapartiture. Comporre musica per i film muti (2007) and Animazione in cento film (2013, with Giovanni Ricci and Marco Vanelli).

He co-edited in 2017 (with Giannalberto Bendazzi) the final issue of the Animation Journal, on Italian animation.