On the 26th July,  the screening was dedicated to Portuguese Animation.

In this session were shown 6 short films of 7 women filmmakers. The public was able to watch “Darwin’s Cave” by Joana Toste, “Once upon a thread” by Patrícia Figueiredo, “Prisoners” by Margarida Madeira, “That’s How It Was” by Joana Nogueira and Patrícia Rodrigues, “Paths” by Raquel Felgueiras and “Within” by Natália A. Andrade.

This was a special session attended by the filmmakers Margarida Madeira, Joana Nogueira and Patrícia Rodrigues where there was debated with the audience about their films.


“Once upon a thread” by Patrícia Figueiredo
Margarida Madeira
Joana Nogueira & Patrícia Rodrigues

Darwin’s Cave

Animation – 13’30’’ – YEAR 2017


Director – Joana Toste

Producer – Nuno Beato, Sardinha em Lata, Lda



The transmission of knowledge between mothers and daughters is the enormous embrace given by the memory of an experience which hands over the baton and gives us that deep sense that allows us to move forward, live and love.


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/193714393

Once upon a thread

Animation – 5’27 – YEAR 2015


Director – Patrícia Figueiredo

Producer – Cine-Clube de Avanca and Filmógrafo, Lda.



A yarn ball woman, an old woman who spends her days looking out the window and a seller of clothes that fall from the clotheslines are connected by a thread. The three women lead the actions of other characters and the inevitable fate of a woman with her husband at her back.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJw9qlMZWjY


Animation – 7’16’’ – YEAR 2014


Director – Margarida Madeira

Producer – Pickle Films



The walls.

Ivo lives now outside, but he would like to be on the inside, where his mother and younger brother are. Sérgio has lived inside, but his sister was outside.

Home is inside or outside of these walls?

And freedom? In which side is freedom?


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/102241973


That’s How It Was

Animation – 12’58’’ – YEAR 2015


Directors – Joana Nogueira e Patrícia Rodrigues



“That’s how it was” is an animated documentary, executed in stop motion and complemented with 2D animations, accomplished in the Academia RTP 3.0. The short film presents the life story of six seniors, four ladies and a couple. In an interviews mode, they give voice to the objects who protagonize this documentary. They shared their life stories in fragmented moments that oscillate between the past, present and future.


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/143907401



Animation – 5’ – YEAR 2016


Director – Raquel Felgueiras

Producer – CEINAV – FPCEUP

Production Company – Cine-Clube de Avanca and Filmógrafo, Lda.



How to escape and survive traumatic experiences? One woman and two brothers give us two parallel narratives of their emotional healing journeys.


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/189288086



Animation – 3’ – YEAR 2015


Director – Natália A. Andrade

Producer – Natália Azevedo Andrade, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto



A dancer loses her rhythm. An expedition through the interior of guilt, shame and fear.


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/97375097