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.
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.
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.
Animation – 7’16’’ – YEAR 2014
Director – Margarida Madeira
Producer – Pickle Films
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?
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.
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.
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.