Luigi Allemano, MAA

Associate Professor, Film Animation Undergraduate Program, Cinema

Luigi Allemano, MAA
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4333
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Luigi Allemano is a Montreal-based animation filmmaker, composer and sound designer. Allemano's animation, music and sound design appear in more than fifty productions of the National Film Board of Canada, four of which have received Academy Award nominations. Since 2009, Allemano has held full-time faculty appointments at Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema where he lectures on animation filmmaking, analog and digital animation techniques and sound for animation. Allemano's research interests include philosophy of improvisation in visual art and music, methodologies of pre-cinematic animation and contemporary approaches to visual music composition.


MAA (Media Arts), Governor General's Gold Medal, Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2013)
BFA (Film Animation), Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1997)
Diploma (Music Performance), MacEwan University (1990)

Areas of expertise

film animation, music composition, sound for film

Research activities

Paper presentations

Towards a Pedagogy of Animated Visual Music Composition. 29th Society for Animation Studies Conference. University of Padova, Italy. 2017 (upcoming).

Animation and Improvisation.
26th Society for Animation Studies Conference. Sheridan College, Toronto. 2014.

Silent and Still: Origins of Visual Music. Understanding Visual Music Conference. Concordia University, Montréal. 2011.

Conference panel discussions

Experiments in 3-D: Norman McLaren. Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Concordia University, Montreal. 2015.


Norman McLaren: Animated Musician. Luigi's research in the area of optical 'animated sound' is a primary contribution to the NFB documentary Norman McLaren: Animated Musician (2014).

NFB iPad app McLaren's Workshop. Luigi's consultation and research contribute to the Synthetic Sound module of the NFB iPad app McLaren's Workshop (2013)

Teaching activities

Undergraduate Courses

FMAN340 Sound for Animated Film
FMAN402 Animation III
FMAN340 Sound for Animated Film

Graduate Courses

FMPR610 Film Production I

Graduate Students Thesis Supervisor

MFA Film Production candidate Marie-Josee Archambault
MFA Film Production candidate Stanila Syarova
MFA Studio Arts Printmaking candidate Etienne Rochon
MFA Film Production candidate Shaghayegh Yassemi
MFA Film Production recipient Alisi Telengut


Participation activities


16mm Animated Sound Workshops. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sterling Scotland. June, 2014.


Awards and Nominations

2015 Canadian Screen Awards: Nomination - Best Animated Short
2014 Dérapage Festival: Award - Best Animation
2013 Governor General's Gold Medal, Highest Academic Standing in Graduate Studies, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Film festivals

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