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Judging Chair Spotlight: Davide Benvenuti (Music, Film & Theatre)

2017 was Davide's first year as the Judging Chair of the Music, Film & Theatre category. We are delighted to have him back again for The Undergraduate Global  Summit 2018.

Davide Benvenuti is an Assistant Professor of digital animation at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ADM School of Art Design and Media Singapore since January 2013. He began his career in animation in Florence, Italy in the mid 1990s. He graduated with a Masters degree in Architecture at Florence University with a thesis on: Industrial Design and Computer Animation. Davide's career spans from television to advertising and feature films. He has worked with Disney animation, Dreamworks, Nelvana and Ubisoft. Among his credit list are : “Assassin Creed Black Flag”, “Assassin Creed III”,” Assassin Creed Revelation”; “Assassin Creed II” (Ubisoft Singapore); “Sinbad Legend of the seven seas”; "Sprit stallion of the Cimarron” with Dreamworks feature animation. He was with Disney animation Australia from 1995 till 2006 where he worked on many direct to DVD titles and feature films including “The jungle Book II”,” Peter Pan Retour to Neverland”, and “Bambi and the great Prince of the forest”. Prior to his engagement in Australia he worked in Italy for many local TV shows and advertising. He contributed to the animation for Enzo D’Alo’ feature films “How the Toys Saved Christmas” and “Opopomoz”. He is currently working on his short film “ Summer tale”, part of his ongoing research on tool development for 2D animation.

You can find Davide's full credit list here:

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