Italian Lettore’s Day 2020 – La giornata del Lettore

Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
Online via Zoom

You are invited to Italian Lettore’s Day (La giornata del Lettore) as part of the 20th Week of the Italian Language in the World:

“Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations and Comic Books.”

Connect with other members of the Italian community at UBC, SFU, and Vancouver and enjoy a special presentation titled “Italian: the Language of a Thousand Colours” by Francesca Cerisano, Visual Storyteller and Animator of titles such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Snoopy Show.

Creative Contest entries by UBC and SFU students of Italian will be presented at the event, and the winners will be awarded.

Time Event Presenter(s)
12:30 pm Event overview Dr. Elena Zampieri, UBC Visiting Lecturer of Italian
12:40 pm Welcoming remarks Dott. Fabio Messineo, Consul General of Italy
12:50 pm Word from our sponsors

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West

Il Centro - Italian Cultural Centre

Dante Alighieri Society of BC

1:10 pm Talk: "Italian: the Language of a Thousand Colours" Francesca Cerisano, Guest Speaker
1:25 pm Introduction to the Italian Creative Contest 2020 Dr. Elena Caselli, SFU
1:30 pm Contest entries: video presentation
1:35 pm Contest award ceremony
1:50 pm Final salutations

Francesca Cerisano is a Visual Storyteller who has done animation for titles such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Snoopy Show, Carmen Sandiego, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

After completing a Master's degree in Art Business and  working in the auction house sector (Christie's) and in luxury real estate (Engel & Voelkers), spending years moving between Rome, London, Salzburg and Dresden, she decided to follow one of her greatest passions, Animation, in 2014. The diploma in Animation at the Vancouver Film School gave her the opportunity to start her career as a visual storyteller.

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This event is a collaboration between UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) and SFU’s Department of World Languages and Literatures (WLL) under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, the Dante Alighieri Society of B.C., and Il Centro – Italian Cultural Centre.