MONSTRA Festival

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TRAININGS

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MASTERCLASS

RADOSTINA NEYKOVA

18 MARCH
10am to 1pm

Radostina Neykova
(Cinemateca Júnior)

Radostina Neykova graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Kr. Sarafov” (BG). She is an Associate Professor in the same institution, teaching “Dramaturgy of Animated Cinema” and “Animation Techniques”. She directed several award-winning short films and is an illustrator of children’s books. In her most recent films, she uses an original and complex animation technique using handmade embroidery — that gives life to this year’s MONSTRINHA.

Price
normal – 5€
student – 2,5€

FAMILY WORSHOP
+6 years

WILSON LAZARETTI

19 MARCH
11am to 1:30pm

Father’s Day Special: Optical Toys and Animated Shadows
(Atmosfera m)

MONSTRA proposes a creative celebration of Father’s Day in this workshop for parents and children, from 6 years old and up. There will be two main activities: the construction of a double optical toy — the zoephenakistiscope, a combination of the zoetrope and the phenakistoscope — and the creation of a short film using “chinese shadows”, in which families work with cut-outs, or the participants’ own bodies, projected on a wall and captured by mobile phone.

Price
adult – 4,5€
child – 1€

PRESENTATION

ENCONTRÃO

19 MARCH
2:30pm to 5pm

Encontro de Oficinas e Formadores em Cinema de Animação 

(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

This session will be presented in portuguese

Animation is one of the most transdisciplinary arts there are. Writing, thinking, geography and even mathematics and physics are connected to its making. Thus, it is easy to understand how important its use is as a pedagogical medium, both in the classroom and in playful spaces. Part of the programme of MONSTRINHA, the ENCONTRÃO is a space for dialogue between educators who already use or want to start using the art of animation where they work.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

PRESENTATION

FREEZE FRAME

19 MARCH
6pm to 7pm

Presentation of this Collection of 20 Illustrations by International Animauthors

(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

This year, MONSTRA will present a versatile collection of 20 prints, illustrated by various international authors.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

FAMILY WORSHOP
+6 years

RADOSTINA NEYKOVA

20 MARCH
2:30pm to 5:30pm

Stories of Old Photos
(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

During the workshop, the participants shall create a short animation film with photo cut-out techniques, creating a very short story with characters and backgrounds made from parts of old photos. The process of creating this animation miniature will familiarize the children with different stages of producing an animation film, frame by frame, while also getting them acquainted with past real places and real people fixed on the old photos.

Price
adult – 4,5€
child – 1€

PRESENTATION

REGINA PESSOA & WILSON LAZARETTI

20 MARCH
12:15am to 1:30pm

Caixa de Brinquedos Óticos Regina Pessoa & Manual do Pequeno Animador

(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

This session will be presented in portuguese

This object consists of several optical toys that use the basic principles of moving images: Thamatropes, Folioscopes, Phenakistiscopes, Zootropes and Flip Books, accompanied by a small practical guide to initiate the Animation Cinema. The creation of this new box of optical toys has as a main focus the work done by Regina Pessoa, celebrating the relationship established between Curtas Metragens CRL and the filmmaker, which includes the representation, promotion and dissemination of her films by the Curta Metragens Agency. Wilson Lazaretti, director, animator and animation teacher for over 4 decades and passionate pedagogue, will present his Manual do Pequeno Animador, a toolbook for children wanting to learn animation, as well as their parents and teachers

 

 

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

WORKSHOP

CAMILA KATER (with online assistance from SAMUEL MARIANI)

21, 22 & 23 MARCH
21 – 10am to 1pm / 22 & 23 – 9am to 1:30pm

Animated Documentary: experimentations as animator and subject

(21 MARCH – Cinema São Jorge – sala 2 ; 22 & 23 MARCH – Universidade Lusófona)

From a contextualization of the animated documentary format, the activity aims for a collective creation of a short film in which the participants act both as protagonists – sharing personal stories and transforming them into a script – and as animators – animating them with two animation techniques (stop-motion with clay and timelapse with watercolor).

Price
normal – 30€
student – 15€

MASTERCLASS

KOLJA SAKSIDA

21 MARCH
10am to 1pm

KOYAA: From the garage project to professional stop-motion series
(Cinemateca Júnior)

It all started in 2001, when a talented crew — led by Kolja Saksida —, working in a garage on the outskirts of Ljubljana, began animating short clips starring Koyaa. The series grew slowly, but surely: it travelled the world, screened at many film festivals and won multiple awards. But most importantly, it won the hearts of children and the young at heart and earned a place in the history of domestic animated film production.

Price
1,10€

MASTERCLASS

ANRI KOULEV

21 MARCH
2:30pm to 5pm

On Koulev’s and Bulgaria’s Animation Filmography
(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

Anri Koulev, who world premieres his film “To Put It Mildly” in this edition of MONSTRA, will share with the audience his career of over 50 years in animation, as well as the rich history of Bulgarian animation. A masterclass where we will be able to benefit from his mastery as an animator, director and teacher.

Price
normal – 5€
student – 2,5€

TALK

CAMILA KATER

21 MARCH
10am to 11:30Am

Animated Documentary (Part of the first day of the “Animated Documentary Workshop”)
(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

Within the workshop “Animated Documentary: experimentations as animator and subject”, Camila Kater will offer an open talk regarding animated documentary and her own creative process in her film ‘Carne’.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

SUMMIT MONSTRA 2022

NUNO GONÇALVES, SUSANA COSTA PEREIRA, PEDRO BORGES, MARTA PINHO ALVES, STEFANO SAVIO & MIGUEL RIBEIRO

22 MARCH
10am to 1pm

The Future of Movie Theatres
(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

Facing the growing evolution of the new contexts of production, distribution, fruition and exhibition of the seventh art, MONSTRA invites producers, distributors and cinemas to bring their perspective about the future of movie theatres, in a privileged space for questioning and dialogue.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

MASTERCLASS

MICHAELA PAVLÁTOVÁ

22 MARCH
2:30m to 4:30pm

The Creative Process of My Sunny Maad
(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

Michaela Pavlátová is an animation director from the Czech Republic. Her films have received numerous awards at international film festivals, including an Oscar nomination for “Reci, reci, reci” (“Words, words, words”). She will be leading a masterclass on the creative process of her feature film “My Sunny Maad”, running in the Feature Film Competition of MONSTRA, from the first idea to the moment of its final edition for screening.

Price
normal – 5€
student – 2,5€

MASTERCLASS

RAIMUND KRUMME

23 MARCH
10am to 1pm

The Meaning of Space in Raimund Krumme’s Work
(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

Raimund Krumme is an independent animation filmmaker and director of commercials for the American and Japanese market. His animated shorts have won many international awards and, his drawings, were exhibited in galleries and institutions worldwide. He taught at universities in Brazil, United States, Germany and, during the school year of 2020/21, was a guest professor at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

Price
normal – 5€
student – 2,5€

ROUND TABLE

ANIMATION SCHOOL; ESC. ARTES DA UNIV. CATÓLICA PORTO; ESC. SUP. ARTE & DESIGN.CR; INST. POL. PORTALGERE, INST. POL. CÁVADO E AVE, UNIV. DO ALGARVE, UNIV. LUSÓFONA

23 MARCH
2:30pm to 5:30pm

Ensino Superior de Animação em Portugal
(Cinema São Jorge – sala 2)

(This session will be presented in portuguese)

Always dedicating special attention to academic training in Portugal, MONSTRA, this year, shares with students and the public what each university does in terms of teaching in animation, in a space for dialogue between different pedagogical proposals, notable for their diverse curricula, academic staffs and partnerships. This round table will also include Animation School, from South Africa, which is in the process of establishing itself in Portugal.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

WORKSHOP

COKE RIOBOO CORTES

24 & 25 MARCH
10am to 2pm

Stop Motion Street Art
(Sociedade Nacional das Belas Artes)

During MONSTRA, we will walk through the streets of the city, making small animation pieces using the different possible techniques of stop motion, pixilation (animation of people), objects, time lapse, light animation (long exposure photos in low light contexts, using torches) and all the elements and ideas that may arise from the imagination of the participants.

Price
normal – 30€
student – 15€

TALK

ANDRÉ CARRILHO, CRISTINA SAMPAIO & TIAGO ALBUQUERQUE

24 MARCH
11:30am to 1pm

Spam Cartoon
(Cinema São Jorge – Sala 2)

When reality spins in endless movement, why should cartoons keep still? Spam Cartoon is a new breed of graphic humour: very short animations that laugh about issues, politics, stars, grudges, atmospheres, catastrophes and, who knows, ex-girlfriends. Created by André Carrilho and João Paulo Cotrim with Cristina Sampaio and João Fazenda.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

MASTERCLASS

JUERGEN HAGLER

24 MARCH
2:30 pm to 4pm

Juergen Hagler Presents Ars Electronica
(Cinema São Jorge – Sala 2)

In this Masterclass, Juergen Hagler, the Expanded Animation Simposium Coordinator and Artistic Director of the Animation Festival of Ars Electronica, will be presenting this multidisciplinary event to MONSTRA’s public, with a special focus on its animation sector.

Price
normal – 5€
student – 2,5€

PRESENTATION

JUERGEN HAGLER

24 MARCH
4:30 pm to 5:45pm

Experimental Animation – Session Presented by Juergen Hagler
(Cinema São Jorge – Sala 2)

The continuation of Juergen Hagler’s masterclass, now in a Presentation format, where an experimental animation will take place.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

MASTERCLASS

DENISA BUBENÍČKOVÁ & JAN BUBENÍČEK 

25 MARCH
2:30pm to 5pm

Even Mice Belong in Heaven: A Creative Process
(Cinema São Jorge – Sala 2)

Bubeníčková Abrhámová and Jan Bubeníček are coming to MONSTRA to present their feature film Even Mice Belong in Heaven. In this Masterclass, they will lead us on a journey through its creative process, from the very first idea till the final editing.

Price
normal – 5€
student – 2,5€

TALK

ELSA CERQUEIRA

25 MARCH
5pm to 6:30pm

“O Sapateiro”, de Vasco Sá e David Doutel, na Filosofia com Cinema para Crianças
(Cinema São Jorge – Sala 2)

(This session will be presented in portuguese)

In this conversation, analogous to a journey, Elsa Cerqueira — winner of the Global Teacher Prize Portugal 2021 with the project “Philosophy with Cinema” — invites the filmic narrative to take the lead, in a process of unveiling the philosophical potentialities of animation cinema from the ethical-aesthetic experiences of 22 children from class 2A (Escola Básica n.º 2 de Amarante) with the Portuguese short film “The Shoemaker” (2011), by Vasco Sá and David Doutel.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

PANEL

ANIMAIS, ANIMANOSTRA, BAP, SARDINHA EM LATA, TAKE IT EASY, AIM & COLA ANIMATIONS

25 MARCH
10am to 1pm

Projetos Portugueses em Produção
(Cinema São Jorge – Sala 2)

(This session will be presented in portuguese)

Another morning with a showcase of what is being produced in Portugal, a moment of encounter between producers and directors of films in pre-production and production phases, in a context of sharing and celebration.

Free entrance
subject to registration and room capacity

FAMILY WORSHOP
+6 years

PEDRO RAMALHO & TIAGO GALRITO

26 MARCH
10am to 12:30am

Pixilation in Family
(Cinema São Jorge – Sala 2)

In this workshop, families will learn how to create the illusion of movement using their own bodies, creating an animated mini-story full of magic. Pedro Ramalho has been connected to the art of Animated Cinema for 6 years, but in love with the area for much more. Tiago Galrito is a musician and student in Artistic and Cultural Mediation, besides being a regular collaborator of MONSTRA.

Price
adult – 4,5€
child – 1€