Who Is this Person?

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Emilio Audissino is an award-winning author, film-maker, screenwriter, and academic. With two PhDs in Film History and Theory, he has extensively published on Hollywood and Italian cinema; audiovisual analysis and theory; screenwriting; stylistic and formalist film analysis; comedy; horror; and sound and music for film and media. An internationally renowned academic author, Dr. Audissino is the author of The Film Music of John Williams (2014/2021), the first book in English on the famed composer. He is a leading John Williams expert, called “the founder of the John Williams Studies” at the 2023 Music and the Moving Image conference at the New York University.

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He is Associate Professor of Media and Audiovisual Production at Linnaeus University, Sweden, and has been teaching film musicology and film history, theory, analysis, and practice in Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK.

As a film-maker, he worked in production companies in Milan, Italy, and as a freelancer for documentaries and commercials. He wrote and directed the fiction shorts “Davanti al mare” (2004), “La Dolce Eleonora e L’amaro Calice” (2007) and “Yoshiwara Club” (2008), a horror extravaganza set in a disco that was selected for the Short Film Corner of the 61st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, and other festivals such as the “Genova Film Festival” (Genova, Italy), the “TOHORROR Film Festival” (Torino, Italy), the “Joe D’Amato Horror Film Festival” (Lucca, Italy), the “ShockerFest” (Modesto, CA, USA) and the “Spooky Movie Festival” (Washington DC, USA).

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