Header Ads

Animation Nights New York Animator Interview with Martina SCARPELLI


Animator Interview #29 featuring Independent Animator Martina SCARPELLI


Evan Vernon interviews Martina SCARPELLI , director of EGG. Martina is an Italian filmmaker based in Denmark. She works as animation director, creative director and producer pushing provocative stories with sophisticated storytelling that challenges and inspires audiences of today. She has a BA in Fine Art from “Academy of Brera” in Milan, and a BA in Animation from “Experimental Center of Cinematography” in Turin. She is a former alumni of Animation sans frontiers, Anidox:Lab, Anidox:Residency, and former Open Workshop resident. Her short film Egg was awarded with a crystal for first film at Annecy, a Golden Dove at Dok Leipzig, Golden Horseman at Filmfest Dresden, was nominated for best short film at the European Animation Awards 2018 and shortlisted for the 2020 Cesar Award. Her film EGG was recently selected as a Winner in the Animation Nights New York 5th ANNY Best of Fest in 2021.




A woman is locked in her home with an egg, which she is both attracted to and scared of. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

Film: https://vimeo.com/373368812





Animation Nights New York in partnership with Alamo on Demand presented the “5th ANNY Best of Fest” (Program #66 | Season 5 & 6 | Winners) on Saturday, Nov 13 - Saturday Nov 20, 2021

5th ANNY Best of Fest Film Winners Programs 1 & 2: https://www.animationnights.com/screening66-5th-anny-best-of-fest/  


William Kentridge




Milano Film Festival




https://vimeo.com/24697169  ("A Family Portrait") 


Social Media Links

http://www.martinascarpelli.com/ (Personal Website)

https://www.instagram.com/scrmtn/ (Instagram)

https://twitter.com/scamarti (Twitter)

https://www.facebook.com/martina.scarpelli.18 (Facebook)


Interview by Evan Vernon

Theme music by Joe Lazenby


You can subscribe to The AFA Podcast on iTunesAcast, and Stitcher.

Join ANNY  on our Discord Server!

About ANNY: Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening event and annual festival first established in NYC in 2015. The event showcases animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world and both project submission and admission to monthly screenings of in-competition films are free to the general public. If you would like to submit a VR/AR/Game or short film project, you can find Animation Nights New York on Film Freeway.

ANNY Exchange is our talent connect initiative. We connect animation talent to opportunity using our festival as a vehicle.

ANNY Best of Fest is our annual festival held in mid November.