Mauro Carraro was born in the north-east of Italy in 1984. After studying engraving, photography and graphic design at the Polytechnic University of Milan he continued his academic path in France. In 2010 he graduated from the renowned Supinfocom Arles, where he studied CG animation. He now lives in Geneva, Switzerland, where he works at Nadasdy Film studio.
His first professional animated short film Hasta Santiago was awarded as the Best Debut Film at Annecy Festival in 2014 and received over two dozen awards worldwide. With his signature-style technique evident already in his early works, Carraro contributed to the award-winning full-length animated film Approved for Adoption (2012) as compositing supervisor. Prior to its release in 2014 his latest six-minute short Aubade won the project pitch at the Annecy Festival. Since the release, it has been collecting awards and was selected for more than 150 festivals around the world.
Carraro has been jury member at a number of film festivals, including Krok International Film Festival, the Warsaw Film Festival and the Seoul Best of the Best Animation Festival.