Simone Massi was Born in Pergola, Italy, on May 23rd, 1970.
After getting his degree in Animated Cinema (full marks and honours) from the State Institute of Fine Arts of Urbino, he spent a period of work experience with the Bozzetto Studio.
Internationally recognized as one of the most important animation filmmakers, he has collected a total of 266 awards in his career including the 1st Prize at Stuttgart International Animation Festival 2006 and the Renzo Kinoshita Prize at Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2007. He was the author of the poster and title sequence from the 69th to the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, a festival that in the 2012 edition honored him with a retrospective.
Since 1995 Massi has conceived and created twenty short animated films, which have been selected in 63 Countries of the 5 Continents: Albania, Arab Emirates, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Belarus, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroun, Canada, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Etiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Israele, Italy, Japan, Lettonia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zelanda, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Siria, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, The United States of America, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turckey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan.
Among the jurors who has awarded him:
Silvano Agosti, Ambra Angiolini, Giannalberto Bendazzi, Alessandro Benvenuti, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bruno Bozzetto, Mario Brenta, Osvaldo Cavandoli, Rosalinda Celentano, Mohamed Challouf, David Coco, Alessandro D’Alatri, Enzo Decaro, Luigi Di Gianni, Piotr Dumala, Davide Ferrario, Enrico Ghezzi, Leo Gullotta, Joan C. Gratz, Isabel Herguera, Andreas Hykade, Babak Karimi, Claudia Koll, Maria Laterza, Luigi Lo Cascio, Enrico Magrelli, Manfredo Manfredi, Renzo Martinelli, Carlo Massarini, Roy Menarini, Paolo Mereghetti, Florence Miailhe, Phil Mulloy, Barbel Neubauer, Youri Norstein, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Ferzan Ozpetek, Marcy Page, Babak Payami, Regina Pessoa, Giuseppe Piccioni, Andrea Piersanti, Folco Quilici, Antonio Rezza, Rosto, Riccardo Scamarcio, Claudio Santamaria, Georges Schwizegebel, Vincenzo Sparagna, Sonali Sen Roy, Rin Taro, Carlo Verdone, Fusako Yusaki, Edoardo Winspeare.