The Itching

Animation | Short | 15 min

In this handmade collaboration, a shy wolf tries to connect with a group of hip, party-loving bunnies, but finds her body in revolt.

About the Artist

Dianne Bellino

Dianne Bellino is a writer/director of live action and animated films. Her latest short film, The Itching, a collaboration with animator Adam Davies, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016 where it was awarded the Debra Hill Film Grant by Women in Film Los Angeles. “The Itching” also won awards at the Sarasota, Nashville, and Athens Film Festivals. Dianne’s previous short films have screened at festivals including SXSW, on Netflix and Fandor, and are available on DVD through The Journal of Short Film and Drag City. Her work has been supported by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Boomerang Fund for the Arts, and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Ucross Foundation. Originally from Rhode Island, Dianne currently lives in New York City.



Dianne Bellion


Dianne Bellino


 Adam Davies

Production Design

Dianne Bellino | Adam Davies

Friday, February 24, 2017

Soundstage Room 1116 (SIUC Mass Communication Building)


Sundance Film Festival | Park City, Utah | January 23, 2016 | World Premiere
Sarasota Film Festival | Florida, USA | April 8, 2016 | Best Animated Short
Athens International Film Festival | Ohio USA | April 8, 2016 | Best Animated Short
Nashville Film Festival | TN, USA | April 16, 2016 | Grand Jury Prize
Independent Film Festival | Boston, Mass, USA | April 29, 2016
Maryland Film Festival | Baltimore, United States | May 6, 2016
Guanajuato International Film Festival | Guanajuato, Mexico | July 23, 2016 | Mexican Premiere
Fantasia Film Festival |  Montreal, Canada | July 23, 2016 | International Premiere
Free Range Film Festival | Wrenshall, United States | July 30, 2016 | Minnesota Premiere
Sidewalk Film Festival | Birmingham, United States | August 28, 2016 | Alabama Premiere
New Orleans Film Festival|  New Orleans, United States | October 16, 2016 | Louisiana Premiere
2 ANNAS Film Festival | Riga, Latvia | September 30, 2016 | Latvian Premiere
Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival | Strasbourg, France | September 17, 2016 | French Premiere