MONSTRA Festival

Family Programme Competition 2

Sessions:

9 March | CINEMA CITY ALVADADE | 11:15
9 March | MUSEU NACIONAL DE ETNOLOGIA | 16:00

10 March | MUSEU NACIONAL DE ETNOLOGIA | 11:00
10 March | CINEMA SÃO JORGE | 15:00

16 March | MUSEU NACIONAL DE ETNOLOGIA | 16:00
17 March | MUSEU NACIONAL DE ETNOLOGIA | 11:00

All films will be screened in Original Version and subtitled in Portuguese

Anacleto, the balloon

Country: BRAZIL Year: 2023 Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
Some balloons are very colorful. Some attend parties and sing happy birthday. Some balloons work with clowns. Others deflate and shrink. Anacleto the balloon likes to scare.
Credits:
Direction: Carol Sakura, Walkir Fernandes
Writers: Carol Sakura
Production: Anne Lise Ale; E. M. Z. Camargo; Antonio Eder; Walkir Fernandes
Animation: Bruno Sandes; Daniel Suzuki; Daniel Santana; Fernanda Mamede; Heloá Michelin; Thiago Do Carmo; Guilherme Guidetti; Angélica Botini; Júlio Moreira; Karina Monteiro; Lucas Bicalho; Emanuel Rocha
Music: Vadeco Schettini
Sound: Vadeco Schettini
Distribution: E. M. Z. Camargo

Dinosaurs: a story of survival

Country: SPAIN Year: 2023 Duration: 28 mins.
Sinopsys:
Celeste is fascinated with dinosaurs. She is preparing a talk for her class about how they went extinct when Moon, a magical character, poses a question: what if I told you that there are still dinosaurs among us? A mystery that must be solved.
Credits:
Direction: Javier Bollaín
Writers: Beatriz Iso, Amaia Ruiz
Production: Javier Bollaín, Javier Lafuente
Music: Sergio de la Puente
Sound: Rubén Carregal, Carlos de Hita
Distribution: Freak Agency

Feathers and whispers

Country: FRANCE Year: 2023 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
Once upon a time, there was a sound, / A nursery rhyme that danced all around. / It'll stay in your head, make your fingers sway, / Tralala, it's a tune that'll brighten your day. / The crow, oh the crow, so clever and wise, / Embraced our honks and bustling cries. / Can we, too, learn to embrace and adore, / A "croak croak" that echoes, now and evermore?
Credits:
Direction: Hélène Ducrocq
Writers: Hélène Ducrocq
Production: Pierre Dron
Animation: Hélène Ducrocq
Music: Aëla Gourvennec
Sound: Maurizio Chiavaro
Distribution: Pierre Dron

Lucy

Country: SPAIN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Year: 2023 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
Watch as two kindred souls come together, forging an unbreakable bond in this heartwarming tale.  Witness the magic of Lucy, a tale of a small pup, Lucy, who needs a purpose, and a young girl, Chloe, whose heart is broken.
Credits:
Direction: Bruno Simões
Writers: Titus Herman
Production: Carlota Pou
Animation: Diana Sánchez, Jorge Moreno
Music: Aurélien Vieira Lino
Sound: Aurélien Vieira Lino
Distribution: Studio Kimchi

Town Hall Square

Country: GERMANY Year: 2023 Duration: 9 mins.
Sinopsys:
Bernard works behind the windows of a ticket booth at the Town Hall Square subway station and is waiting for something he seems to have forgotten. One day, however, a little tiger shows up and turns Bernard's orderly life upside down.
Credits:
Direction: Christian Kaufmann
Writers: Christian Kaufmann
Production: Paulina Larson
Animation: Vanessa Schneider, Laura Staab, Yannick Stark, Felicitas Schmelz, Christian Kaufmann
Music: Tobias Wieduwilt
Sound: Thomas Rother
Distribution: Fabian Driehorst

Recipes book

Country: RUSSIA Year: 2023 Duration: 8 mins.
Sinopsys:
Two sisters find an old recipe book and prepare a cake. After eating a piece, one of the sisters suddenly turns into a goose.
Credits:
Direction: Alexei Alexeev
Writers: Ekaterina Baklanova, Alexey Alekseev
Production: Boris Mashkovtsev
Animation: Alexey Alexeev
Music: Diomid Vinogradov
Sound: Alexey Alexeev
Distribution: SMF animation studio