Special Guests

Friday 02 Nov. | 21h30

Cátia Diogo

(Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Abrantes – Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)

 

Irene, daughter, sister, wife and mother, was born in 1941. Now in 2018, she returns to the village where she was born with her granddaughter to remember the past.
The scenarios keep changing and the questions keep evolving.

 

Guest film:

Mãe da Minha Mãe

Irene, daughter, sister, wife and mother, was born in 1941. Now in 2018, she returns to the village where she was born with her granddaughter to remember the past.
The scenarios keep changing and the questions keep evolving.

 

 


 

 

Saturday 03 Nov. | 21h30

Laura Gonçalves and Alexandra Ramires (Xá)

 

Laura Gonçalves graduated from Animation course in Fine Arts Faculty, Lisbon in 2009, works for Sardinha Em Lata Studio as animator and final artist at “Journey to Cape Verde”, directed by Jose? Miguel Ribeiro; “The Shoemaker” by David Doutel and Vasco Sa? and “Independent Mind”/ by Marta Monteiro.

Also worked at “Who’s this Hat” by Joana Toste, Gomtch Gomtch; and “M” by Joana Bartolomeu, Bando a? Parte.

In 2012 completes the MA Degree in Animation at Arts University College of Bournemouth, where she directs her first animation short “Three Weeks in December”.

 

Alexandra Ramires received in 2010 the Santander Totta scholarship of merit that allowed to complete the final semester of the painting course in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, graduating from the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon.

Xá has been developing her work in the drawing field and on its connections to the animated cinema and the printmaking process.

She started to work in animation in 2009 at Sardinha em Lata studios in the animation shorts Journey to Cape Verde directed by José Miguel Ribeiro; The Shoemaker by David Doutel and Vasco Sá and Independent Mind by Marta Monteiro.

Since 2013, has been working at Bando à Parte studios where she collaborated in the films Soot by David Doutel and Vasco Sá and End of Line by Paulo D’Alva.

Drop by drop is her first short animated film co­directed together with Laura Gonçalves.

 

Guest films:

Drop by Drop

The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion. In a world where the idea of progress appears to be above all, this home floats.

 

 

Three Weeks in December

It is a personal story that enhances the family bonds, using my sketchbook drawings as a reference and my family as the subject, this film follows a diaristic format, showing several situations and events that are part of my culture and routine in my home town Belmonte, during Christmas time.