OPENING CEREMONY

March 21th | CINEMA SÃO JORGE | SALA MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA

  • Portuguese Premiere | Film-concert live “THE FOUR SEASONS” – VIVALDI Tokyo University of the Arts Center of Innovation (COI)
    Director: Anna Budanova | Vivaldi, Concerto nº. 1 Primavera Spring Camerata Gareguin Aroutiounian of the Lisbon Superior School of Music

THE FOUR SEASONS

“The Four Seasons” refers to the four concerti composed by Antonio Vivaldi and published in 1725 as part of “The Contest Between Harmony and Invention.” Bearing the names “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, and “Winter,” the works evoke rich imagery in the minds of listeners. In this project, four leading animation directors give visual form to Vivaldi’s musical world, some three centuries after Vivaldi presented his work to the world. The artistic direction is of Koji Yamamura and counts on the participation of 4 other great masters: Anna Budanov (Spring); Priit Pärn & Olga Pärn (Summer); Atsushi Wada (Autumn) Theodore Ushev (Winter). The animation in this concert will be projected in alliance with live music performance using a dedicated video playback system which communicates with a music AI program. This  program detects the current position of play by comparing live performance against a prelearned reference. The music AI program cues to the music, whereas the video playback system allows the human operator to take over the playback of animation. Enjoy a glimpse into the future of artistic expression featuring AI and human collaboration.

Artistic Director: Koji Yamamura

Media Team: Noriko Koshida, Toshiyuki Kuwabara, Teruyo Uehira, Ryoya Usuha, Ann Yamamoto

 

  • CANADA: Guest Country | Presence of Julie Roy Director of NFB
    NFB Pearls at MONSTRA 2019

 

  • World premiere “UNCLE THOMAS – ACCOUNTING FOR THE DAYS”

 

 

UNCLE THOMAS – ACCOUNTING FOR THE DAYS | Portugal, France, Canada, 2019, 13’

From the affective and visual memories from my childhood this film is a tribute to my Uncle Thomas, who was a humble man, a little eccentric and had a simple and anonymous life. But he was a good man and he was important to me. It was with him that I began to draw. One does not have to be celebrated to be important in our lives.

Director, Idea and Storyboard: Regina Pessoa

Music and Sound Design: Normand Roger

Co-Production: Ciclope Filmes, Portugal, NFB/Canada, Les Armateurs/France

Producers: Abi Feijó, Julie Roy e Reginald de Guillebon



CLOSING CEREMONY

March 30th | CINEMA SÃO JORGE | SALA MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA

 

  • Entrega dos Prémios MONSTRA 2019
    Awards Ceremony Special Interest by Peter Lord | President of the Emile Awards | Aardman Studios
  • Best Portuguese Film | Prize SPAutores – Vasco Granja