The 21st edition of MONSTRA 2022 began yesterday with the preview of one of the most awaited films of the festival, 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲 (𝗥𝘆𝘂𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗸𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗻𝗼 𝗦𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗸𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗻𝗼 𝗦𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗸𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗻𝗼 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝗱), from the highly regarded Japanese director Mammoru Hosoda.

On MONSTRA’s first day, all the team had the pleasure to welcome, at Cinema São Jorge, all those who dared to enter the “enchanted” world of animation cinema. MONSTRA would like to thank them for their presence.

Today, the attention is focused on MONSTRA’s 2022 Opening Ceremony, happening at 9:30 pm, at Cinema São Jorge, to which everyone is invited! At the start of the unmissable 21st edition of the festival, MONSTRA exhibits, with enormous felicity, 3 short films made by Portuguese directors and another 3 short films from Bulgaria, this year’s guest country. The whole team will be there to welcome you to what is the biggest animation festival in Lisbon and with you to make this edition unforgettable!

To receive two FREE tickets for the Opening Ceremony, you have to show, at the Cinema São Jorge box office, the post we made about the session on Instagram and Facebook.

The previews continue with the screening of 𝗙𝗹𝗲𝗲 – 𝗔 𝗳𝘂𝗴𝗮, the latest film by the Danish artist Jonas Rasmussen, at the start of DokAnim, at 20:00, at Cinema City Alvalade. The film, which only arrives in national cinemas officially in April, enters the history of Animation Cinema with three nominations at the 2022 Oscars: Best Animated Film, Best Documentary and Best International Film.

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

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


PROGRAM – THU. March 17th

Opening Ceremony  – 21H30 | Cinema São Jorge

  • 𝗔𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘀 𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘀 (2022) | José Xavier
  • 𝗢𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗺𝗼́𝗻𝗶𝗼𝘀 𝗱𝗼 𝗠𝗲𝘂 𝗔𝘃𝗼̂ [excerto] (2022) | Nuno Beato
  • 𝗙𝗮𝗱𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗺 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗼 (2011) | Pedro Brito
  • 𝗔𝗺𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗵𝗼𝘀 𝗢𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗶𝘀 [𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝗰𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝘀] (2015) | Assia Kovanova, Andrey Koulev
  • 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗱𝗼 𝗔𝗿𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗷𝗮 [𝗚𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗿𝘀] (2015) | Radostina Neykova
  • 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼 [𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗲] (1984) | Slav Bakalov, Roumen Petkov

DokAnim – 20H00 | Cinema City Alvalade

  • 𝗙𝗹𝗲𝗲 – 𝗔 𝗳𝘂𝗴𝗮 | Jonas Rasmussen

Triple X: curtas – 22H00 | | Cinema City Alvalade