Our MONSTRAS and MONSTRINHAS are already all over the streets and our films have already arrived at the theatres: now we are only waiting for you to start, together, the next 12 days of non-stop animation!

Our meeting is in and out of the movies!

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On the big screens, 7 films make up the Feature Film Competition

MONSTRA brings together the best of the best of the world’s animated film production and, this year, we present a selection from the southern to the northern hemisphere. We challenge you to decipher the following clues.
In one film, by a Czech director, the heroine marries a man and the traditions of Afghanistan. In another, created from glass painting, the characters also cross borders. Some unexpected and unconventional friendships, involving some animals not exactly loved by the public, appear in two of the feature films in competition.

Did we get your attention? Find out all the films in competition here.

The Bulgarian gems Anri Koulev kept especially for MONSTRA 2022

Anri Koulev is a multifaceted artist: director, animator, screenwriter, producer, scenographer, cartoonist, teacher. As if that wasn’t enough (!), he is also responsible for the revival of the World Festival of Animated Film in Varna, after a break of over two decades. He is the author of over 70 animated films, documentaries, and operas, awarded worldwide. In this edition of MONSTRA, which stars Bulgaria’s animated cinematography, Koulev gets a retrospective and presents two feature films: “Lily and the Magic Pearl” and “To Put It Mildly” (this one in world premiere!). The two films are suitable for children – everyone can come!

“Lily and the Magic Pearl”: MAR 19 | 1:30 PM | Cinema City Alvalade
“To Put It Mildly” (world premiere): MAR 19 | 4:15 PM | Cinema São Jorge
Retrospective Anri Koulev: MAR 23 | 9 PM | Cinema São Jorge

And there is many more to come! See complete programme here. Films for all tastes and all ages, from all corners of the world and all styles!

Accreditations available until March 22nd and tickets on sale at www.ticketline.sapo.pt.

Let yourself be bitten by the little MONSTRA bug and get (even) more excited, from March 16th to 27th!