The Mattador Cultural Association (Associazione Culturale Mattador) was established in Trieste on 28 July 2009 with the aim of organizing and carrying on the Mattador International Screenplay Award dedicated to Matteo Caenazzo from Trieste. Matteo graduated in pictorial decoration at the Nordio Art School of his city and was a student at the Ca'Foscari University of Venice.
The Mattador Cultural Association (Associazione Culturale Mattador) was established in Trieste on 28 July 2009 with the aim of organizing and carrying on the Mattador International Screenplay Award dedicated to Matteo Caenazzo from Trieste. Matteo graduated in pictorial decoration at the Nordio Art School of his city and was a student at the Ca'Foscari University of Venice. He died prematurely on June 28, 2009, while he was studying and working with the aim of taking up the profession of screenwriter. The Mattador Award is intended for young Italian and foreign screenwriters, directors, illustrators and concept designers aged 16 to 30, with the aim of bringing out and enhancing new talents who choose to approach film writing. The selected authors can express their creativity and develop their projects by working closely with professional tutors known nationally and internationally. They follow the young people in their artistic and professional path, train them in their technical preparation and help them in promoting their work and to enter the world of cinema. The Award includes four sections, the MATTADOR Award for the best screenplay for feature film, for the best subject, the CORTO86 Award for the best screenplay for short film and the DOLLY Award “Illustrare il cinema” for the best story told through images. In addition to the scholarship, internship and professional accompaniment in the development of their projects, the Award winners also receive a work of art. In the 12 editions of the Award, nationally and internationally well-known authors of contemporary art were invited to create a unique work dedicated to the Mattador Prize. The works are collected in an exhibition now present at Kromberk Castle, where the Mattador Cultural Association is presenting itself for the first time, to make our public aware of this project that binds cinema and figurative art in this special way.
The authors and their fine art giclée print runs, in numbered and signed copies, for the various editions of the Prize between 2010 and 2021 are: Serse Un disegno per le parole (A drawing for words), Sergio Scabar Le macchine di Matteo (Matteo’s machines), Stefano Graziani Alcuni motivi per guardare in uno specchio (Some reasons to look into a mirror), Massimo Pulini Attraverso Matteo (Through Matteo), Massimo Kaufmann Matteo, Luigi Carboni Mattador, Massimo Bartolini Aerei (Airplanes), Remo Salvadori Triade (Triad), Hans Op de Beeck Merry-go-round in the Snow (Giostra nella neve), Loris Cecchini Pensare per immagini / I must have seen things again and again, Sabrina Mezzaqui Quale segreto anima la danza silenziosa delle lucciole? (What secret animates the silent dance of fireflies?), Luca Pancrazzi Come Sempre Dove Sai (As Always Where You Know).
The videos made in these editions are visible on the YouTube channel Mattador.
Location: Kromberk Castle
27 May 2022
Till: 30 Sep 2022