“This year MONSTRA Guest Country is Canada. The Canadian public institution National Film Board, whose impact on the animation area of the film industry has always been of special remark, is celebrating its eightieth-anniversary.

For this screening, six short films, mostly produced in NFB, were chosen, and they represent the importance of Canadian animation, subject that will be of an extense retrospective from 20th to 31st of March. MONSTRA will be exhibiting the great masterpieces of the last quarter of the 20th century produced by a variety of worldwide remarkable authors such as Eugene Fedorenko, Derek Lamb, Janet Perleman, Ishu Patel and the awarded Caroline Leaf and Alexander Petrov. A taste of a vast program that MONSTRA will presents between 20th to 31st of March.


Soon we will announce more details of other pre-festival sessions already scheduled:

– The Magic of Aardman Studios” at the Puppet Museum at 6:30 pm on February 14

-MONSTRINHA (+13 years) at MUSA, at 16:30, February 24

-Pre-festival MONSTRA at the Shortcutz Lisbon at 9:30 p.m., March 5

-Session “Choné Sheep” at the Puppet Museum, outdoors at 9:30 p.m., March 9

-Festival warm up Festival at MUSA, at 10:30 pm, March 15

-FNAC – Session MONSTRINHA, simultaneously in the stores: Chiado, Almada, Oeiras and Cascais, at 4:00 p.m., on March 17