MONSTRA Festival

Portuguese Competition

Portuguese Competition

Kafka's Doll

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 11 mins.
Sinopsys:
After finding a girl crying in the park for losing her doll, Kafka decides to write her a letter everyday to tell her about her doll's fictional journeys. Despite being sick and weak, Kafka visits the park every day to read the letters to the girl, and it is in this obsession to help her deal with loss that he ends up finding himself again.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D & 3D Computer Animation Director: Bruno Simões Writers: Bruno Simões Animation: Emanuele Pavarotti Music: Aurélien Vieira Lino

Creation

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
Reading the Genesis has always surprised me. In fact, I don't a more eloquent description of the creation process than of the Old Testament. I took inspiration from these verses to create a film made of emotional states and sensory landscapes from drawn movements.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: José Xavier Writers: José Xavier Producer: Oh Multimedia Animation: José Xavier Music: Haiden

O Teu Nome É

Country: Portugal, Belgium Year: 2021 Duration: 24 mins.
Sinopsys:
A look at the murder case of Gisberta Salce Jr, a transsexual HIV-positive homeless drug addict who was brutally tortured and raped for several days straight by a group of 14 teenagers in Oporto, Portugal, in 2006. Centered around topics like memory, social status, violence, discrimination and gender identity, “O Teu Nome É” explores the worrying account of two of the convicted teenagers, now young men, and the memories of Gisberta’s transexual friends, confronting different perspectives and dimensions of the human condition.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Paulo Patrício Writers: Paulo Patrício Producer: Animais AVPL, Ambiances ASBL, Luna Blue Film Animation: Daniela Duarte, Manuel Sacadura, Sofia Cavalheiro, Patrícia Figueiredo, Nayden Nikolov, Nils Delot, Jacinthe Folon, William Libioulle

Tom Tom

Country: Portugal Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
A "simple" whimsical depiction of a current internal state of being, self-control, dosage of something or someone, the emotions at play in a color driven ambience. A rhythm, a system of forms interacting, the right or wrong direction, consuming or being consumed. The visually unfamiliar but emotionally dear.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: João Levezinho Writers: João Levezinho Animation: João Levezinho

Melting

Country: Portugal Year: 2022 Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
They ignore each other in the hope of becoming each other’s object of desire, but both are oblivious to their match, profoundly ignorant of the symmetry. Evermore distant, they let their desire burn away, sedated by the frustration of seduction failure. One day, walking in opposite directions, their paths cross and, as they recognize each other’s presence, they merely exchange a cold nod.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Susana Miguel António, Filipa Gomes da Costa Writers: Susana Miguel António Producer: Sardinha em Lata Animation: Carina Beringuilho, João Lopes da Silva, Sara Naves, André Silva, Ismael Fati, Filipa Gomes da Costa Music: Linda Martini

Hillocks

Country: Portugal Year: 2022 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
Sometimes I think I have explored this entire garden, wandered through all its paths, roamed up all its hills and admired all the views. Lost in reverie, I suddenly detect another pathway…
Credits:
Animation Technique: Objects Director: Maria Constanza Ferreira Animation: Maria Constanza Ferreira

The Flight of the Manta Rays

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
When I was younger, my mother would sit me on her lap and tell me that, every day, manta rays would come out of the sea flying by the hundreds!
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer animation Director: Bruno Carnide Writers: Álvaro Romão, Bruno Carnide, Cátia Biscaia Animation: Bruno Carnide Music: Miguel Samarão

Coalescence

Country: Portugal Year: 2021 Duration: 11 mins.
Sinopsys:

Coalescence is the process of joining or merging elements to form one mass or whole. In this piece, both visual materials and music join and separate themselves in distinct units, forming shapes and sounds that are the combination of elements put together.

 
Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer Animation Director: João Pedro Oliveira Producer: João Pedro Oliveira Animation: João Pedro Oliveira Music: João Pedro Oliveira

Who Can Resist?

Country: Portugal Year: 2022 Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
In a seduction game, what is real and what is imagination? Who Can Resist?, animated music video for the theme by Rodrigo Leão, sung by Kurt Wagner.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer animation Director: Pedro Serrazina Producer: Pedro Serrazina Animation: Catarina Gonçalves, João Real, Tiago Gomes, Mariana Soares, Pedro Serrazina Music: Rodrigo Leão

The Garbage Man

Country: Portugal Year: 2022 Duration: 11 mins.
Sinopsys:
On a hot August afternoon, the family gathers at the table. The memories of each are crossed to tell the story of uncle Botão. From the dictatorship to the emigration to France, where he worked as a garbage man, and when he arrived with the van filled with “garbage” that transformed into treasures.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation Director: Laura Gonçalves Writers: Laura Gonçalves Producer: Bando À Parte Animation: Inês Teixeira, Marta Reis Andrade, Alexandra Ramires, Vitor Hugo Rocha, Maria Francisca Moura, Dimitrije Mihajlovic, Laura Gonçalves Music: Ricardo Santos Rocha