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JUDITH GRUBER-STITZER

Judith Gruber-Stitzer, a Montreal based film composer, has scored over 80 live action and animated films and TV productions. The films that she has scored have played in film festivals around the world, winning more than 40 prizes. Her style is as varied as the films she’s scored. Electronica, orchestral, world beats, folk, jazz, suspense and pop colour her soundtracks. Her music is known for its eclectic range and humour. Her scores have taken her from Prague to Bejing, Hiroshima to Rio de Janeiro. She’s given master classes at Harvard University as well as at universities associated with various festivals around the world. She is unique on the international scene of film composers scoring short animated films in that she remains one of the only female composers working at this level. Gruber-Stitzer was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2016.

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MICHELE BERNARDI

Michele Bernardi, director and animator, was born on 29 July,1958 in Finale Emilia, Italy. He studied at “Studio Secondo Bignardi Film” and later learned programming language in Modena, participating in the films “La Pimpa”, by Altan, and “La Linea”, by Cavandoli. In 1994, he won the Bit Movie award, in Riccione, and the Jazz bit award in Turko, Finland; in 2006 he was awarded the Silver award at the thirteenth television films festival in Shanghai; in 2018, “Mercurio” wins the award for Best Short at the Animafiz, Imgnaria, Animaevka and Tindirindis festivals. At the Fescimed festival, he is awarded the prize for best soundtrack. Michele Bernardi creates and animates music videos for Italian artists such as Luca d’Alberto, Le luci della centrale elétrica, Tre allegri ragazzi morti, Colapesce, Punkreas, 24 grana, Prozac+, The Zen Circus, among others. He also animates ads for Barilla Mulino Bianco, Nestlè, Istat, Fundação Ayrton Senna and Italian television Rai3, “Viva la Crisi”.

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MARTIN KOSCIELNIAK

Martin Koscielniak was born in Brussels in 1962. After having studied experimental cinematography and animation at the National Superior School for Visual Arts / La Cambre, Brussels, he started to work in the field of animation in 1989. Since then he worked as operator on animation stand, animation supervisor, lecturer, animator, and scriptwriter or film director for commercials, short-films or TV series, like as producer and independent distributor and audio-visual consultant. Some of its films were screened in festivals all over the world, won prices, were broadcasted on television and are distributed on DVD. Today, he’s lecturer at RUBIKA/Supinfogame (Superior school for Game Design), Valenciennes, and at LISAA (Superior School for Decorative Arts), Paris. He teaches film studies, scriptwriting, storyboard, layout and film direction for animation. In more than seventeen years of career in education, he has already followed the creation and direction of about 400 animated student films.

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PAUL WENNINGER

Born 1966 in Vienna. Freelance dancer, author of choreographic works, and film maker with a focus on pixilation and animation. Since 1999 he is the artistic director of Kabinett ad Co., a working platform for interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the body. Collaborations with various choreographers and companies, e.g. in France with Cie. Catherine Diverrès at centre choreographique National de Rennes et Bretagne and Mathilde Monnier at the centre chorégraphique de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. His works have been shown internationally and received several awards.

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SANDY GAGEIRO

Her career begins at a school radio, that later became a pirate radio and finally a university radio (RUC). She worked for a while for the radio Paris-Lisbon, did some journalistic work for some local newspapers, was part of Radio Expo, TSF and TSFOnline. Some of her papers were published on Ícon, Pública, Combate, Quadrante, and Vírus. She also worked as an editor and writer for Zundap. On TV, she participated in the program “Câmara Clara”, RTP 2 (Portuguese tv channel). She also worked with radio Monocle 24, from the magazine Monocle. She helped founding Terra do Sound (Land of Sound). She’s a journalist for Antena 1 and 2, and responsible for the column Liliput (about children’s books) on Antena 2. Whenever she can she does radio workshops for children and young adults. She’s a DJ – on a very amateur level – in her free time.

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NADIA PASCHETTO

With a degree in Modern Literature from the University of Strasbourg, Nadia Paschetto has been a teacher and trainer in the field of image for children, adolescents and adults. In 1994, She contributed to the development of activities of dissemination and image education in Plan-Sequence, a structure located in the north of France. In 2000,

with Eric Miot, she created the Arras Film Festival, where she is the director and programmer, an annual event of international importance that focuses mainly on the promotion of European cinema in France. She is a member of the College of recommendation of the films Art and Essay since January 2017 and a member of the commission of the Aides aux Cinémas du monde for the CNC since June 2017.

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NUNO GERVASIO

He was born in Leiria in 1975. He lives in Lisbon where he is a screenwriter, creative and director of digital content.

He is also responsible and programmer of Shortcutz Lisboa, an international short film movement. He collaborates regularly with MOTELX, the Lisbon International Horror Film Festival. He recently co-produced the documentary, “111 Years and 10 Days”.

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SÍLVIA NAMORADO

She was born on May 14, 1964 in Lisbon. She holds a degree in Architecture from the Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade Porto. She also has postgraduate degrees in Rehabilitation and Heritage Management, a course in drawing from the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes de Lisboa, a course in engraving from the Sociedade Nacional

de Gravura e de Serigrafia with professor Pedro Calapez. Parallel to the activity of architecture, she also dedicates herself to artistic activities such as engraving, drawing and dancing in her her own atelier. Since 2010, after an invitation from MONSTRA, she has participated in animated films, has co-produced three experimental animated shorts premiered at the opening ceremonies of the MONSTRA Festival in Lisbon between 2010 and 2014. In 2016/2017 she participated in the artistic production of the film “4 estador da Matéria”. Currently in her architecture projects, she seeks to develop and cross the various forms and supports of artistic creation.

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ANA RODRIGUES

Ana Rodrigues was born on 26 February, 2000 and is concluding the Multimedia Technical Professional Course at D. Dinis High School. She is from Lisbon has been interested in illustration and animation since she was a child. Makoto Shinkai and Hayao Miyazaki are two of her favourite directors. She participated in the contest BP Segurança ao Segundo in 2017, where she came in 5th place. She was also a semi-finalist in the contest SiteStar.pt in 2017. She has been accompanying Monstra for the last few years.

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CATARINA HIPÓLITO

Catarina Santos Hipólito was born in Lisbon in 2002. In 2008, she moved to Torres Vedras where she attended regular education until the 9th year. During that period, she joined the theater group of Torres Vedras, Teia Theater Academy. In 2017, she completed the 5th grade of the General Course of Music, in piano and singing, at the Antonio Maldonado Rodrigues School in Torres Vedras. That same year, she entered the António Arroio Art School. Currently, she attends the 11th grade, in the Audiovisual Communication course. She has a particular taste for Animation Cinema. She intends to continue her training in higher education, in the area of ​​Cinema.

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MATILDE REIS

Matilde Carreira Reis was born on May 25, 2002, in Torres Vedras. Her passion for cinema has a long history but only when she was 13 years old when she started writing criticism of films and series, did she have a more direct contact with the 7th art. Her favorite Directors include Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin. She is part of the Camões Secondary School’s Cinema Workshop where she has done many exercises, such as “Cecilia and Madalena”. She also did several exercises related to the themes “Places” and “Situation”.

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AMANDA FORBIS

Amanda Forbis studied visual art, theatre, film and video before joining the National Film Board of Canada in 1990 as animation director on an educational film titled “The Reluctant Deckhand”. In 1995 Wendy Tilby invited Amanda to co-direct “When the Day Breaks”, which went on to receive numerous honours including the Palme d’Or for short film at Cannes, an Academy Award nomination, and the Grand Prix at Annecy, Zagreb, and Hiroshima. The duo completed their second short, “Wild Life”, in 2011 and it was nominated for an Academy Award the following year. Amanda continues to collaborate with Wendy on assorted commissioned projects and TV commercials.

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CHI-SUI WANG

Since 2004 she began her academic career; then between 2008 and 2013, lectured at Dublin City University in Ireland. Currently, she is an associate professor in the Animation Department, Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. At TNUA, she also works as a curator for KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF). And meanwhile, she curates for Animation Short Film Programme for many international animation/film festivals, and being film selector for the Taichung International Animation Festival (TIAF), so as she has been jury for numerous of them. She is also a freelance producer for several awarded animated short and some commissioned animation.

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TÂNIA DUARTE

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OLIVIER CALVERT

Over the course of the last 20 years, Olivier Calvert has signed the sound design of more than 80 short and featured animated films, many of which have won sound design awards. Based in Montreal, he has worked with major canadian animators like Alison Snowden and David Fine (“Animal Behavior”), Theodore Ushev (“Lipsett’s Diaries”), Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (“Madame Tutli Putli”), Patrick Bouchard (“The Subject”), and Eva Cvijanovic (“Hedgehog’s Home”). He also collaborated with established animators from around the world like Regina Pessoa (“Kali, the little vampire”), Pritt & Olga Pärn (“Pilots on the Way Home”) Georges Schwizgebel (“Jeu”) and Florence Miailhe (“Conte de quartier”), to name a few. He is also active in live action film and was sound designer on Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, which won the Oscar for Best Sound Editing in 2017.

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JANET PERLMAN

Janet Perlman is an independent animation director whose absurdist sense of humour is evident in her films “The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin”, “Why Me?”, “My Favorite Things That I Love”, and “Sorry Film Not Ready”. She has directed segments for “Sesame Street”, contributed to group films including Marv Newland’s “Anijam” and “Pink Komkommer”, Jeff Chiba’s “Yellow Sticky Notes”, Ann Marie Fleming’s “Window Horses”, and created the Cartoon Network TV special “Penguins Behind Bars”, a parody of ‘women in prison’ films. At the National Film Board she developed the “ShowPeace” series on conflict resolution, which includes her films “Dinner for Two” and “Bully Dance”.

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LARA PEREIRA

Working on Radio was not planned, but soon it became part of her and her second passion after the cinema. Lara worked on TSF, Europa Lisbon Radio, and Nostalgia. She’s part of the team of the program Cinemax, Antena 1, and a radio journalist on SBSR. For the past 20 years, she has been a faithful follower of the Portuguese movie industry, keeping an eye on films, festivals, and surveys.

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WILSON LAZARETTI

Lazaretti has been working with Núcleo de Cinema de Animação de Campinas, one of the world’s oldest organizations, dedicated to animation for children, since it’s founding. Through the years he has given many workshops all over Brasil, using the opportunity to know the country’s secrets. This gave him inside knowledge of how the people live and entertain one another, including children and indigenous people. In 1990, Lazaretti was invited to be part of the teacher’s board of Campinas Art University. He travelled the world, through places like Moçambique, invited by Fernando Galrito, with who he collaborated in many animation projects all across the world. Lazaretti made almost 30 short films and one feature film, “História antes de uma História”. That particular movie participated in MONSTRA festival and after that participated in a festival in Mexico, where he competed for the award Platino, an award for Iberoamerican films.

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ALEXANDRA RAMIRES

Alexandra Ramires, received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 in Painting from the Faculdade de Belas Artes of the University of Lisbon. She has been working in animation since 2009, having worked on such films as: “Viagem a Cabo Verde” by José Miguel Ribeiro, “Sapateiro” by David Doutel and Vasco Sá, “Independência de Espírito” by Marta Monteiro. In 2013, she arrived in Porto to once again work with the directors of “Sapateiro” on their new project: “Fuligem”, at the production house Bando à Parte. There she directed her first film, together with Laura Gonçalves: “Água Mole”, while also developing individual and collective work within this group of directors that form the BAP-studios. “Elo” is her most recent film.

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ARLETE CRUZ

Maria Arlete Cruz, is the director of the Santo André Group of Schools, in Barreiro. She has a Doctorate in Educational Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. She began her career as a cooperating teacher in Guiné-Bissau, in 1982, later joining the Instituto da Juventude, as a director of cultural activities. She returned to teaching elementary and secondary school classes, also taking on intermediate administrative duties at several schools. Between 1995 and 2002 she took up the post of President of the Directive/Executive Council at the Santo André Secondary School, heading several national and international projects. In 2005 she returned to school administration, where she holds the posts of director, and president of the pedagogic and administrative council, where she remains until today.

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DANIEL MEIRA

Daniel Meira was born in Lisbon in 1983. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of Nova University of Lisbon and belongs to the National Museum of Ethnology. He has participated in the Monstrinha festival since 2012, welcoming schools, private and other institutional groups, and assisting the cinema and workshop sessions of the festival at the museum.

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MANUEL GUERRA

Has a Post-graduate degree in Philosophy / Aesthetics from the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of Nova University of Lisbon, and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Cinema / Direction from the Lisbon Theater and Film School of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon. He teaches a course in Audiovisual Communication at the Escola Artística António Arroio, where he lectures on Image and Sound. He also drives this institution’s Cineclube, an initiative which, together with different agents from the school community and from the audiovisual sector, attempts to showcase the heritage of moving images and contemporary cinematographic practices, promoting a revival of seeing and of creation.

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WENDY TILBY

Wendy Tilby studied visual arts and literature before attending art school where she majored in film and animation. With the success of her student film, “Tables of Content”, Tilby was invited to join the National Film Board of Canada. There, she made “Strings” followed by “When the Day Breaks” which she co-directed with Amanda Forbis. Both films have received numerous honours, including the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Grand Prix at Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima, two Genie Awards, and two Academy Award nominations.

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CATARINA SOBRAL

Born in Portugal in 1985, Catarina Sobral writes and illustrates children’s books and animated cinema. She obtained her higher education in Design and completed her Master´s degree in Illustration in 2012. She also regularly contributes her illustrations to the press, to record albums and posters, and twelve children´s books thus far, already published in fifteen languages. She has participated in several national and international exhibitions, and her work has already been awarded at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the National Award for Illustration, the Portuguese Society of Authors, and showcased in publications such as the catalogue White Ravens and the magazine 3×3.

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OLGA TITOVA

Olga Titova is an artist, director and writer of animated films, and the famous creator of the TV series for children “Tina & Tony”, which can be found on the program´s official YouTube channel. She studied at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, and interned at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. As a director, she works at Belarusfilm and at the SHAR studios. She also teaches at EHU, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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