The MystFest 2022 - 49th Premio Gran Giallo city of Cattolica is back in the Queen of the Adriatic from 13 to 19 June, the first and most important international festival of mystery and mystery, with an edition to make you shiver even in the hot sun of June.
The whole program will be unveiled shortly, including new guests and traditional events such as the one with the Cattolica City Premio Gran Giallo, a literary competition dedicated to noir, mystery and mystery stories that has reached its 49th edition this year. The winning text will be selected by the exceptional jury made up of some of the greatest Italian crime writers: Barbara Baraldi, Massimo Carlotto, Maurizio de Giovanni, Carlo Lucarelli, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Giancarlo De Cataldo and Ilaria Tuti. With them the director of Il Giallo Mondadori Franco Forte and the director of the festival Simonetta Salvetti.
The 2022 edition of MystFest also celebrates the 70th anniversary of the historic Mondadori Urania series, founded in 1952, and dedicated to science fiction. Urania had a fundamental role in the diffusion of science fiction literature in Italy, publishing and disseminating authors of the caliber of Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick and Ursula Le Guin.
Just to underline this alliance, the graphic design of MystFest 2022 is curated by Franco Brambilla, Italian illustrator and historical collaborator of Urania, who entrusted him with the creation of the covers of his volumes starting from 1997 in collaboration with Alessandro Baronciani.
Brambilla will create three different images for the MystFest, inspired by his project “Invading the Vintage”. For this series, which began in 2007, Brambilla works on vintage postcards, which portray glimpses of landscapes and cities, populating them with alien characters, inspired by old science fiction films and TV series. This is also the case for the images created for the MystFest, which portray iconic views of Cattolica, invaded by mysterious creatures, under the imperturbable eyes of the man in the raincoat, an emblematic image of the MystFest.