On March 16th, MONSTRA, the biggest Lisbon Animation Festival, returns with one more memorable edition in which we will explore the unpredictable that arises in the contrast to different techniques and imaginaries.

The programme covers over 400 movies from 46 different countries all over the world. Besides being a special programme dedicated to Bulgaria, this year’s guest country, MONSTRA also presents, for the first time, works of Egypt and Pakistan in the international competition.

From pencil drawing to digital illustration, from West to East, the 21st Lisbon Animation Festival promises to take Cinema São Jorge, Portuguese Film Library, Film Library Júnior, and Cinema City Alvalade on a great journey that performs endless creative possibilities and social potential from Animation.

Grab now your accreditation to have access to the entire programming of MONSTRA 2022! Special prices for students.

And be aware of MONSTRA on the Loose around Lisbon! Urban activations in augmented reality will soon make the city more animated than ever!


“Belle”, from Mamoru Hosoda
Nominated for Annie Awards, pre premiere at MONSTRA 2022

“Affairs of the Art”, by Joana Quinn
Winner of the Jury’s Special Distinction Award and nominated for the Oscar 2022, integrates the Short Film Competition at MONSTRA 2022

Historical Animation Films Session with Live Music by Jacques Cambra


Save the date! From the 16th to 27th of March, 12 days of Animation – non stop!