Vincenzo Gioanola was born in 1955 in Casale Monferrato. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. His first animated film, “Boogie”, was completed in 1981. He works in many animation techniques, but specializes in non-camera animation, painted or drawn directly on a film tape. Gioanola is involved in educational projects and animation workshops, which are participated by children, students and teachers. He is also an illustrator, graphic designer and artistic engraver. He gives lectures at Scuola Nazionale di Cinema in Turin.