All Sessions
MHA 13
MHA 3-6
MHA 7-12
Tuesday, March 26th
| 10:30 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Tuesday, March 26th
| 14:30 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Wednesday, March 27th
| 10:30 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Wednesday, March 27th
| 14:30 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Thursday, March 28th
| 10:30 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Thursday, March 28th
| 14:30 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Friday, March 29th
| 10:30 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Friday, March 29th
| 14:30 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO


Claire Lamond

A star has fallen from the sky, blackened by a wild forest fire. It seems that Fox will need some help to put it back up again.

United Kingdom | 2018 | 3’
Session MHA 3-6
Screenplay: Eilidh Mcmillan
Animation: Claire Lamond
Music: Richard Luke, Amira Bedrush-McDonald
Production: Rick Webster


Melissa Pinto

“Light trail” is the story of a girl that finds a star while she is wondering in the forest. After they meet we see their journey to find their home.

United Kingdom | 2018 | 5′
Session MHA 3-6
Screenplay: Melissa Pinto
Animation: Patrycja Szypula, Melissa Pinto and Luisa Cruz
Video Editor: Melissa Pinto
Sound: Pamela Pinto
Music: Pamela Pinto
Technique: 2D
Production: University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) / Bristol School of Animation
Distribution: Melissa Pinto


Julia Ocker

The lion has to become more physically fit. The gazelle does not think he is capable of doing so.

Germany | 2017 | 4′
Session MHA 3-6
Screenplay: Julia Ocker
Animation: 01.09.17
Video Editor: 01.09.17
Sound: Christian Heck
Music: Christian Heck
Technique: 2D
Production: Studio FILM BILDER
Distribution: Meta Media


Sara Esteban and Martí Montañola

A little crab lives alone on an island in the Pacific surrounded by the trash that the waves bring.

Spain | 2017 | 3’
Session MHA 3-6
Screenplay: Sara Esteban and Martí Montañola
Animation: Sara Esteban and Martí Montañola
Video Editor: Sara Esteban and Martí Montañola
Sound: Sara Esteban, Martí Montañola
Music: music free of rights from youtube library
Technique: Puppets
Production: Crankub Animation Studio


Maike Mahira Koller

The animation film “Swim” is the story of an old woman who despite her age, still wishes to learn how to swim. Well equipped, the old woman first hesitates to step into the water but eventually is pulled into the sea by a big wave.Panicking, the old woman tries to keep herself above water but is crushed under water by the weight of the waves and pulled into the deep.

Germany | 2018 | 3’
Session MHA 3-6
Animation: Maike Mahira Koller, Emilia Reich, Sion Kim, Caty Davis Blättermann
Video Editor: Tobias Dietz
Sound: Lena Beck, Kenneth Rasek
Music: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Production: Malte Stehr


Emily Langdon Smith, Daniel Corbbet & Grace Evetts

A young flamingo begins to question her upbringing, refusing to conform to their everyday life.

United Kingdom | 2017 | 3’
Session MHA 3-6
Music: Alex Hollingsworth
Technique: 3D


Angela Steffen

Patchwork Mole has a problem: he has no friends! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?

Germany | 2017 | 4’
Session MHA 3-6
Screenplay: Angela Steffen
Animation: Angela Steffen
Video Editor: Angela Steffen
Sound: Andreas Mühlschlegel
Music: Andreas Mühlschlegel
Technique: 2D
Production: Studio FILM BILDER
Distribution: Beta Film


Adam Witkowski, Marcin Domitrz

Bulf leads an uncomplicated life in an underground cave. His long arms and short legs are the result of adapting to his living conditions. He spends time by satisfying basic life needs. When he pulls out one of the roots, of which he is a great foodie, for the first time in his life, he sees a flower. He discovers the beauty of the plant world and quickly learns to use its resources. Soon after, Bulf learns what does it mean to take care of himself.

Poland | 2018 | 3’
Session MHA 3-6
Screenplay: Adam Witkowski, Marcin Domitrz
Animation: Marcin Domitrz
Video Editor: Adam Witkowski
Sound: Marcin Domitrz, Adam Witkowski, Anna & Szymon Banak
Music: Adam Witkowski


Falk Schuster

Deep in the night when everyone is fast asleep, funny shapes and jolly beasts rumble though the bedroom. There is so much to discover! Only the break of dawn will put an end to their nightly adventures. But dusk is only a stone’s throw away.

Germany | 2018 | 5’
Session MHA 3-6
Screenplay: Falk Schuster
Animation: Falk Schuster
Video Editor: Falk Schuster
Sound: Florian Marquardt
Music: Florian Marquardt
Technique: Objects, 2D
Production: animated stories
Distribution: animted-stories


Diana Wey

Edmund, a grumpy penguin, flees his colony to be by himself, but has to protect his iceberg from Otto, a friendly polar bear who wants company.

United Kingdom | 2018 | 4’
Session MHA 3-6
Screenplay: Diana Wey
Animation: Diana Wey
Sound: Stefano Polidoro
Music: Vincent Ott


Hugo Frassetto

Five wolf cubs are playing in the woods and tease Daddy Wolf who is getting ready to go out and “eat them all up”! A musical take on a famous French’s game.

France | 2017 | 4’
Session MHA 7-12
Screenplay: Arnaud Demuynck
Animation: Hugo Frassetto
Video Editor: Hugo Frassetto
Sound: Christian Cartier
Music: Alexandre Brouillard


Nik ter Beek

Fighting for the survival of a sky world, a man and a monstruos giant flying fish need to find food. They will have to work together to accomplish their heist.

The Netherlands | 2018 | 4’
Session MHA 7-12
Screenplay: Nik ter Beek
Production: Nik ter Beek, Kim van der vlugt


Ben Tesseur and Steven De Beul

It’s a beautiful day. Mister Paper goes out for a walk. He finds a few old newspapers, takes out his scissors and starts cutting what he needs for the stroll: a hat against the sun and a dog against his loneliness. This is going to be a lovely day!

Belgium, The Netherlands | 2017 | 9’
Session MHA 7-12
Screenplay: Mieke de Jong
Animation: Iris Alexandre, Mirjam Plettinx
Video Editor: Steven De Beul and Ben Tesseur
Sound: Jan Schermer
Music: Stijn Cole and Tom Pintens
Technique: Cut-outs
Production: A Private View


Emilio Gallego, Jesus Gallego

A regular journey on a train can turn into a trip full of surprises.

Spain | 2018 | 4’
Session MHA 7-12
Screenplay: Emilio Gallego, Jesus Gallego
Animation: Jesus Gallego, Emilio Gallego, Pedro Alpera, Imanol Ahijado, Patrick Saura, Diana Loja
Video Editor: Jesus Gallego
Sound: Manuel Ferri
Music: Francisco J. Mora
Production: Gallego Bros SL


Martina Holcová

The story begins in a traditional way, the werewolf meets the Red Riding Hood and tries his tricks to get the food she carries with her, but soon enough he finds out that it is better not to play around with this Red Riding Hood. She very swiftly grabs the werewolf, introduces him to her grandmother and makes him a household pet.

Czech Republic | 2018 | 5’
Session MHA 7-12
Screenplay: Alois Mikulka


Angela Steffen

Patchwork Rhino has a problem: The rhino is so sad! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?

Germany | 2017 | 4’
Session MHA 7-12
Screenplay: Angela Steffen
Animation: Angela Steffen
Video Editor: Angela Steffen
Sound: Andreas Mühlschlegel
Music: Andreas Mühlschlegel
Technique: 2D
Production: Studio FILM BILDER
Distribution: Beta Film


Irene Iborra, Eduard Puertas

Matilda can’t fall asleep, so she starts playing with her bedside lamp until the light bulb finally burns out. She finds herself plunged into darkness! She soon overcomes her fear and, using her torch, starts exploring her room in this new light, and discovers all the magic of the night.

France, Spain, Belgium | 2018 | 7’
Session MHA 7-12
Screenplay: Irene Iborra
Animation: Nuria Robles, Edu Puertas, Irene Iborra
Video Editor: Irene Iborra
Sound: Philippe Fontaine
Music: Karim Bagili
Production: Les Films du Nord
Distribution: Studio Wasia / Mikhal Bak


Lyvia Marchetti, Charles Husson

On the holy Day of Offerings, one little mouse arrives too late at the temple to present her gift of faith. As the doors are closing, she slips in at the last second – and discovers what no mouse was ever meant to see.

France | 2017 | 3’
Session MHA 7-12
Technique: Drawing on paper, 2D
Production: ECV Bordeaux
Distribution: Yummy Films


David McKenna

Muggins and Tuggins have arrived on Earth and they share different opinions on how they should use the seeds. Muggins wants to teach Tuggins what happens if you plant a seed but Tuggins is much more interested in just eating them.

United Kingdom | 2017 | 2’
Session MHA 7-12
Production: AardBoiled


Lowe Haak

Flash is a successful digital postman, who carries messages to mobile phones. One day, he slips a love message between two teenagers in the spam mail by mistake. He is sent out on a quest through the darkest

Denmark, Sweden | 2018 | 9’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: Lowe Haak, Sara Isabella Jønnson
Animation: Isak Howalt Owe, Kristina Silkjær, Duc Thinh Nguyen, Charly Mårtensson
Video Editor: Lowe Haak, Louis Seeberg
Sound: Anders Ankerstjerne
Music: Jacob Søndergaard Weile
Technique: 2D
Production: National Film School of Denmark
Distribution: Lowe Haak


Szilvia Fabók, Tama Mikori

Kippkopp, a chestnut boy, wanders around a meadow. Since he is alone, he looks for someone to play with. He encounters many animals but none of them cares about him. Even the ladybug flies far away… However, Kippopp decides to follow her.

Hungary | 2017 | 7’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: Veronika Marék
Animation: Szilvia Fabók, Tama Mikori
Video Editor: Szilvia Fabók, Tama Mikori
Sound: Péter Benjámin Lukács, Viktor Lente
Music: Ivan Trevino
Technique: 3D
Production: Playdead Studio


Maria Björklund

Tora is looking for a meal. She finds a stack of eggs and steals one that hatches in her mouth! Pinki comes out of the egg, and it tastes so bad that Tora can’t even eat it. Besides that, Pinki doesn’t leave Tora alone because it thinks she is its mother.

Finland | 2017 | 7’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: Maria Björklund
Animation: Sanni Lahtinen, Elina Kylmänen, Samppa Kukkonen
Video Editor: Elli Vuorinen
Sound: Jani Lehto
Music: Tatu Metsätähti
Technique: 2D
Production: Pyjama Films Ltd. / Terhi Väänänen


Aagje Van Damme

Francis has worked with his mother Bertha his whole life. But she suddenly dies and he has to take care of the family business by himself.

Belgium | 2018 | 7’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: Lotte Ogiers, Aagje Van Damme


Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld

Ever since she was a little girl, Carlotta has never expected people to have faces, since she didn’t even know her own. It’s art that finally allows her to recognize herself.

Germany | 2018 | 5’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: CF-screener
Animation: Frédéric Schuld
Video Editor: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Sound: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Music: Simon Bastian
Technique: 2D
Production: Fabian&Fred
Distribution: Fabian&Fred


Zuzana Cupova, Filip Diviak

Mr. Gnome is sunbathing in his garden when, out of nowhere, a little cloud comes around and hides the sun. He gets very angry but luckily he knows exactly what to do.

Czech Republic | 2018 | 5’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: Zuzana Cupova, Filip Diviak
Sound: Noemi Valentiny
Music: Noemi Valentiny, Filip Diviak


Hend Esmat, Lamiaa Diab

This film explores the absurdity of a world where the roles of kids and adults are switched. The story follows a day full of bizarrely reversed interactions, unravelling the dynamics of this relationship. The kids are challenged to deal with the big size difference and unpredictable nature of the childish adults, while adults gain back kids’ qualities, let go of all responsibilities and become children once again. The movie tackles maturity and parenting in a comic way. Whether it is seen from a parent’s perspective or from the child’s, the audience is left with thoughts about the nature of this relationship and how the roles inevitably change throughout the course of our lives.

United Kingdom | 2018 | 5’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: Hend Esmat, Lamiaa Diab
Animation: Lamiaa Diab, Hend Esmat, Patrycja Szypula, Melissa Pinto, Wiktoria Filipiak
Video Editor: Hend Esmat, Lamiaa Diab
Sound: Patrick Henchman
Technique: 2D
Production: Bristol School of Animation – UWE


Alina Cyranek

Jack and Carl his car, share a special friendship. This bond is shaken when Carl tries everything to avoid a woman sitting in the passenger seat. A story about a friendship taken to the extreme.

Germany | 2018 | 6’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: Alina Cyranek
Animation: Uwe Faehrmann, Dirk Reddig
Video Editor: Uli Seis
Sound: Andreas Braband
Music: Andreas Braband
Technique: Drawing on cells, Drawing on paper, Cut-outs, 2D, Photography
Production: Uli Seis Mediengestaltung


Kolja Saksida

On a hot summer day, Koyaa just wants to relax on his sunbed but suddenly the sunbed swallows him whole and throws him towards the cliff. Koyaa hangs from climbing plant, near the abyss and fails to tame it. What will he do next?

Slovenia | 2017 | 3’
Session MHA 13
Screenplay: Marko Bratus, Kolja Saksida
Animation: Julia Peguet, Will Hodge
Video Editor: Tomaz Gorkic
Sound: Julij Zornik
Music: Miha Sajina, Borja Mocnik
Technique: Puppets
Production: ZVVIKS
Distribution: Summerside International