Vincenzo Gioanola (b. Casale Monferrato, Italy) graduated from the Fine Arts Academy, Turin, in 1979. In 1981 he created Boogie, his first animation film, meanwhile teaching, conducting courses for teachers and workshops around the country, and working as illustrator and graphic artist. His directorial credits include Garibaldi Blues (1982), Russian Roulette (1985), Nove secondi e mezzo (1987), Dobrodolska Hora (1989), Fight Da Faida (1993), which earned him numerous international awards. He is founding partner of the La Lanterna Magica production company, where he works as screenplay writer, animator, editor and soundtrack composer. Since 2001 he has taught at the National School of Cinema, Chieri.