This year’s MONSTRA will host some of the greatest masters of animation cinema worldwide, from March 20th to 31st.

Training is always been one of the most important pillars of the MONSTRA Festival. For the past 19 years, the festival has gathered some of the greatest masters of animation, who have shared with us an array of training initiatives where they showcased their artistry and knowledge. This year, we are inviting one of the most IMPORTANT animation production countries in the world – Canada -, which can only mean an equally GREAT selection of workshops, masterclasses and talks.

Some of the highlights are Workshops (Caroline Leaf – Animação A Tinta), Masterclasses (Paul Wenninger, Barry Purves, Tilby/Forbis + Judith Gruber-Stitzer, Paul Bush), Talks (Olivier Calvert + Pierre Yves Drapeau + Judith Gruber, Peter Lord, Marv Newland, Alexandra Ramires + Laura, Michel Ocelot). Check out our site in the Training menu option.

Apply now … before it runs out.

You can fill out your online registration to participate in our many talks, masterclasses and workshops, perfect for teachers, students, and everyone interested in animation cinema.

We also offer an array of weekend workshops for families, as part of our family program.

Check out our program:




Online registrations already open! Apply now … before it runs out.

Highlighted Saturday 30, at 4:00 pm, at Cinema São Jorge,  the Last Talk  with Peter Lord, co-founder creative director of the Aardman studios, will be present at the 18th edition of MONSTRA – Lisbon Animation Festival, from March 20th to the 31st, to talk about his long journey through the world of animation.