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Monday, March 25th
| 20:00 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Tuesday, March 26th
| 20:00 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Wednesday, March 27th
| 20:00 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Thursday, March 28th
| 20:00 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO
Friday, March 29th
| 18:00 | Cinema São Jorge | SALA MO


Tiago Albuquerque

From a primordial tree, in a primordial land, the primordial Being is born. Involved by a hostile world, this virtuous being in all its animal fullness is metamorphosing into an intelligent force, destined to subject the bestiality.

Portugal | 2018 | 11′
Session SHR1
Screenplay: João Aibéo
Animation: Osvaldo Medina, Helena Lopes
Video Editor: Luís Canau, Eduarda Lima
Sound: Paulo Curado
Music: João Barreiros
Technique: 2D
Production: Animanostra


Claudius Gentinetta

In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in an unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.

Switzerland | 2018 | 4′
Session SHR1
Screenplay: Claudius Gentinetta
Animation: Cécile Brun, Claudius Gentinetta, Arzu Saglam
Video Editor: Claudius Gentinetta
Sound: Peter Bräker
Music: Peter Bräker, Claude Kaiser
Technique: Drawing on paper, 2D, Photography
Production: gentinettafilm


Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli

Punished by his mother, a ten-year-old boy, who hates his little brother, is forced to spend an afternoon with an uncanny old man. The boy will receive a lesson in life by uncovering the old man’s terrible secret.

France, Belgium | 2018 | 9′
Session SHR1
Screenplay: Alain Gagnol
Animation: Alain Gagnol, Sylvie Leonard Victorino, Pascal Vermeersch
Sound: Loic Burkhardt
Music: Serge Besset


Katalin Egely

The subject of “Euphoria” is the old paradox between man and nature. People had long ago cut themselves off of their natural environment and have suffered since from this division, from the lack of the essential feeling of unity and belonging.

Hungary | 2018 | 4′
Session SHR1
Screenplay: Katalin Egely
Animation: Katalin Egely
Video Editor: Katalin Egely
Sound: Pedro Canale
Music: Chancha vía Circuito
Production: Katalin Egely


Martina Scarpelli

A woman is locked in her home with an egg, which she is both attracted to and scared of. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.“Egg” is a poetic short film based on a small yet significant moment of director’s own life. It portraits a moment of shame, defeat and yet of victory.

France, Denmark | 2018 | 12′
Session SHR1
Animation: Martina Scarpelli, Emmanuel Lantam, Timon Chapelon, Annalea Hartelius, Sarah Rothenberger, Marta Dziedzic, Joel Stenback, Laura Konradi Brodersen, Maria Sandvig Nielsen, Emma Vasile
Sound: Amos Cappuccio, Andrea Martignoni
Music: Amos Cappuccio, Sofie Birch
Distribution: Myiu Distribution


Ira Elshansky

A grey plasticine man finds himself in a glowing white room. He leaves traces but tries to keep the room in its original form, until one day the boundaries of the room changes.

Russia | 2018 | 7′
Session SHR1
Screenplay: Ira Elshansky
Animation: Ira Elshansky, Alla Solovieva
Sound: Nikolai Antonov
Production: Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio


Nienke Deutz

Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house. As summer progresses their bodies start to morph and shift and an awkwardness descends on their friendship. Puberty seems determined to interrupt their bond.

Belgium, The Netherlands | 2018 | 10′
Session SHR1
Production: Lunanime, Need Productions, Windmill Film & Beast Animation
Distribution: Myiu Distribution


Mirai Mizue

Dreamland will never be completed.It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

France | 2017 | 5′
Session SHR1
Production: CaRTe bLaNChe


Parissa Mohit

Amidst a bustling cityscape, a child pays a visit to a woman in a high-rise apartment. Inside, their interactions with each other, and with the outside world, becomes increasingly phantasmagorical.

Canada | 2018 | 12′
Session SHR1
Screenplay: Parissa Mohit
Animation: Parissa Mohit
Video Editor: Shahab Mihandoust
Sound: Olivier Calvert
Music: Martin Floyd Cesar
Technique: Drawing on paper, 2D
Production: Parissa Mohit
Distribution: Travelling, les films qui voyagent


Stefano Cassini

In a vast desert land, a small creature journeys to find form and meaning in a big and lonelyworld.

Kenya | 2018 | 5′
Session SHR1
Screenplay: Stefano Cassini, Caspar Leopard
Animation: Stefano Cassini, Ben Wilson, Anna Samuel
Sound: Caspar Leopard
Production: Stefano Cassini, Caspar Leopard


Vladimir Leschiov

As a result of an accident, occurred during some repair work next to a psychiatric hospital, an electrician loses his consciousness and finds himself behind the wall.

Latvia | 2018 | 9′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Vladimir Leschiov
Animation: Vladimir Leschiov, Liga Skirmane
Video Editor: Vladimir Leschiov
Sound: Horret Kuus
Music: Vladimir Leschiov
Technique: Drawing on paper
Production: LUNOHOD animation studio



Once there was a mouse. Every day, he’d approach the wall and tried to look over it. Actually, he really wanted to climb up the wall. He tried and tried and tried. But the wall was too high.

Brazil | 2018 | 4′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Eduardo Nunes
Animation: Marão
Video Editor: Alessandro Monnerat
Sound: Bernardo Adedato, Bruno Amelin, Gabriel D’Angelo, Cristiano de Abreu
Music: Zé Nogueira
Technique: Drawing on paper
Production: Marão Filmes


Mojtaba Mousavi

This story is narrated in an unknown time, in a ruined modern subway. People in this society have animal faces, they have forgotten humanity and ethics and they do not avoid sins. There is someone with a deer face who is trying to reform this society.

Iran | 2018 | 9′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Mojtaba Mousavi
Animation: Mojtaba Mousavi
Sound: Majid Davoudi
Music: Shahed Mostafafar
Production: Sedigheh Famil Farnia


Natalia Chernysheva

Where goes a garden that has nowhere to go? An evocation of wandering and exile.

France | 2018 | 3′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Claude Roy
Animation: Natalia Chernysheva
Music: Julien Divisia & Pablo Pico
Technique: 2D
Production: Tant mieux prod
Distribution: Autour de Minuit


Svetlana Filippova

The film is based on “Mitya’s Love”, a short story by Boris Shergin. The story is about how Mitya was looking for his love. The film uses images by masters of Russian avant-garde: Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova; as well as masters of naïve art: Pavel Leonov and Lyubov Majkova.

Russia | 2018 | 14′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Svetlana Filippova
Animation: Stepan Biryukov, Natalya Markina
Video Editor: Svetlana Filippova
Sound: Artem Fadeev


Paulo Monteiro

“Because This Is My Craft” is a film about the vortex of time. It’s also about childhood and how it marks us for life. It’s a film that speaks of the relationship a son has with his father. And of the many words never spoken because they’re written in one’s heart.

Portugal | 2018 | 10′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Paulo Monteiro
Animation: Paulo Monteiro, Pedro Brito
Video Editor: Luís Canau
Sound: João Penedo
Music: Luísa Amaro
Technique: 2D
Production: Animanostra


Sonja Rohleder

A slightly naive paradise bird is going out of his way to attract a mate.

Germany | 2019 | 4′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Sonja Rohleder
Animation: Sonja Rohleder
Video Editor: Sonja Rohleder
Sound: Michal Krajczok
Music: Jens Heuler
Technique: 2D
Production: Talking Animals
Distribution: Sonja Rohleder


Ulises Pistolo Eliza

To better understand the meaning of existence, the Virgin Mary tells baby Jesus a fable.

Spain | 2018 | 9′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Ulises Pistolo Eliza
Music: Ulises Pistolo Eliza
Production: Ulises Pistolo Eliza


Louise Bagnall

Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She journeys through her memories, reliving moments from her life. Emilly must look to her past so that she may fully embrace the present.

Ireland | 2017 | 9′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Louise Bagnall
Animation: Cartoon Saloon
Video Editor: Alan Slattery
Sound: Gorilla Post
Music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Technique: 2D
Production: Cartoon Saloon


Jie Weng

The film focuses on the evolution and changes of human being’s life in the first-person perspective of animals. Each cat keeps alive its own instinct and characteristics, and lives a healthy and happy life, thanks to the care and love of their owner Gina. In the irreversible end of Gina’s life, their hearts beat as one with the heartbeat of Gina and guard Gina by her side ever after in their own way.

China | 2018 | 8′
Session SHR2
Screenplay: Jingyan Zhao
Animation: Tai Ma, Juntai Lin, Dongcheng Chen, Guanlan Wang
Sound: Chaos Music


Ignasi López Fàbregas

Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. Marcel has taken the lead and popularity, whereas Andrezj always plays a secondary role. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to stand each other for a long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.

Spain | 2018 | 11′
Session SHR3
Screenplay: Ignasi López Fàbregas


Joanna Lurie

It’s time for the villagers to start their journey. They cross the perilous water in nutshells, with their loved ones to their final destination… where the blue sky and the blue ocean meet up. When do we leave the world of the living?

France | 2018 | 14′
Session SHR3
Screenplay: Joanna Lurie, Jean-Marc Bouzigues
Sound: Adam Wolny
Music: Michel Korb, Birgit Yew


Juan Pablo Zaramella

Glory is at our fingertips!

Argentina | 2018 | 3′
Session SHR3
Screenplay: Juan Pablo Zaramella
Animation: Hernán “Grito” Bruno and Juan Pablo Zaramella
Video Editor: Juan Pablo Zaramella
Sound: Diego Gat
Music: Pablo Borghi
Technique: 2D
Distribution: JPZtudio


Jay Pui Weng Lei

When the night falls, Luke climbs up to the deserted lighthouse and tries to “light up”, with its equipment, the memory buried underneath the glass curtain walls.

China | 2018 | 8′
Session SHR3
Screenplay: Jay Pui Weng Lei
Animation: Jay Pui Weng Lei
Video Editor: Jay Pui Weng Lei
Sound: Ellison Lau Chi Keong
Music: Ellison Lau Chi Keong
Technique: 2D
Production: Seesaw Creative Limited
Distribution: Seesaw Creative Limited


Réka Bucsi

“Solar Walk” shows the journey of individuals and their creations through time and space. Any meaning of action is only existent from the perspective of the individual, but never mandatory when looking at it from the perspective of a solar system.

Denmark | 2018 | 21’
Session SHR3
Screenplay: Réka Bucsi
Animation: Nicole Stafford, Jason Reicher, Cyrille Chauvin, Pernille Kjaer, Réka Bucsi, Lars Hemmingsen, Asger Kjaerholm
Sound: Péter Benjámin Lukács
Music: Mads Vadsholt
Technique: 2D, 3D
Production: The Animation Workshop/VIA University College
Distribution: Daazo


Claire Brognez

Louise enjoys a private moment to open her treasure box in the room she shares with her little sister. She does not know that her sister has been hiding under her bed, to spy on her. The film deals with sensuality through a both charming and erotic experience of an involuntary interaction between two sisters.

Canada | 2018 | 7′
Session SHR3
Screenplay: Claire Brognez
Animation: Claire Brognez
Video Editor: Catherine Legault
Sound: Pierre Yves Drapeau
Music: Pierre Yves Drapeau
Technique: Clay
Production: Les Films de l’Autre
Distribution: Travelling, les films qui voyagent


Piotr Milczarek

“Rain” is a simple animated film on collective consciousness. It talks about how no accountability for our actions pushes us to thoughtlessly follow the crowd, which may lead to a tragedy. The film also depicts a struggle of an individual with collective hypnosis and its consequences for both the individual and the crowd.

Poland | 2018 | 5′
Session SHR3
Screenplay: Piotr Milczarek
Animation: Piotr Milczarek
Video Editor: Mariusz Kus
Sound: Blazej Kafarski
Technique: 2D
Production: FUMI Studio
Distribution: FUMI Studio


Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães

Natália, trapped in a tedious job, engages in a search for a stolen heart. In a world where hearts can be deposited in a bank, the protagonist faces a dilemma: give her heart or keep it to herself.

Portugal, France | 2018 | 13′
Session SHR3
Screenplay: Mónica Santos, Alice Eça Guimarães
Animation: Alice Eça Guimarães, Mónica Santos
Video Editor: Alice Eça Guimarães, Mónica Santos
Sound: Kévin Feildel, Bertrand Boudaud, Paul Josselin
Music: Pedro Marques
Technique: Pixilation, Stop motion
Production: Nuno Amorim, Vanessa Ventura – ANIMAIS AVPL; Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois – VIVEMENT LUNDI!; Pedro Medeiros – UM SEGUNDO FILMES
Distribution: AGENCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency


Reinhold Bidner

Inspired by and based on a spontaneous visit to the Museum of Art History Vienna in 2018. “In Trance it” is the succession work to “In Transit”, that I created 10 years ago.

Austria | 2018 | 6′
Session SHR4
Screenplay: Reinhold Bidner
Animation: Reinhold Bidner
Video Editor: Reinhold Bidner
Sound: Reinhold Bidner
Music: Reinhold Bidner / Vocals: Christina Scherrer
Technique: Objects, 2D, 3D, Photography, Morphing
Production: Independent – Reinhold Bidner
Distribution: Reinhold Bidner


Lou Morton

On a remote island in the future, people are training for an important mission. Take a look at the mechanics of this training facility and the creatures within.

France | 2018 | 4’
Session SHR4
Screenplay: Lou Morton
Animation: Lou Morton
Video Editor: Lou Morton
Sound: Sofie Birch, Asbjørn Derdau
Music: Sofie Birch, Asbjørn Derdau
Technique: 2D
Distribution: Miyu Distribution


David Doutel, Vasco Sá

A harsh winter freezes the surface of a river, close to a house where two cousins live. Immersed in the cold wind that rises that day, the rudeness of their relationship grows, reaching its limit.

Portugal, França | 2018 | 15′
Session SHR4
Screenplay: David Doutel, Pedro Bastos, Vasco Sá
Animation: Boris Brenot, Remi Juillet, Miguel Lima
Video Editor: David Doutel, Vasco Sá
Sound: Pedro Marinho
Music: David Doutel
Technique: 2D
Production: Rodrigo Areias – BANDO À PARTE / Barbara Vougnon, Fabienne Giezendanner – ZÉRO DE CONDUITE
Distribution: AGENCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency

Max Hattler

A symmetrical matrix of generative synthetic growth iterations of varying frequency intensities.

Germany | 2018 | 3′
Session SHR4
Animation: Max Hattler, Sune Petersen
Video Editor: Max Hattler
Sound: Antony Ryan, Sune Petersen


Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak

The people are waiting for someone special. Someone special is born – a grown-up man in a suit. They follow the man and cheer for his theatrical but utterly pointless performances. In the middle of one performance, he makes a mistake and the people, who so far have adored him, leave. Left alone, he meets a woman who is made for him. The theatrical performances continue…

Estonia | 2018 | 15′
Session SHR4
Screenplay: Morten Tšinakov
Animation: Marko Dješka, Ülle Metsur, Lucija Mrzljak, Chloe Roux, Maiken Silla, Morten Tšinakov
Video Editor: Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak, Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn
Sound: Horret Kuus
Production: Kalev Tamm, Draško Ivezić


Quentin Reubrecht

A Man is looking to run away from is everyday life but the world might be smaller than hethinks.

France | 2018 | 4′
Session SHR4
Screenplay: Quentin Reubrecht


Sjaak Rood

A man and a woman drive straight towards one another. They hit the breaks just in time and come to a standstill, facing each other. They’re both too stubborn to give way to the other. A life story begins.

The Netherlands | 2018 | 16′
Session SHR4
Screenplay: Sjaak Rood
Animation: Sjaak Rood
Sound: Sjaak Rood, Bob Kommer Studio’s
Music: Martin Fondse, Claudio Puntin, Jörg Brinkmann


Vojtěch Domlátil

An observer, who clears his mind and reduces the number of his means only to work with time and space, not only reaches certain pixilation ecstasy, but also if he joins the “wave”, his way absorbs him completely. Non-narrative pixilation of the Czech landscape.

Czech Republic | 2017 | 3′
Session SHR4
Screenplay: Vojtěch Domlátil
Animation: Vojtěch Domlátil
Video Editor: Vojtěch Domlátil
Sound: Vojtěch Domlátil
Music: Vojtěch Domlátil
Technique: Pixilation
Production: Vojtěch Domlátil


Bill Plympton

“Tupelo” is a music video from musician Jackie Greene’s EP “The Modern Lives”.

USA | 2018 | 4′
Session SHR4
Screenplay: Bill Plympton
Animation: Bill Plymtpon
Video Editor: Wendy Cong Zhao
Music: Jackie Greene
Technique: Drawing on paper
Production: Wendy Cong Zhao


Veljko Popovic

During the race, the cyclists in the lead are competing for more than the Grand Trophy; they are fighting for the affection of a lady and fulfilment of their erotic fantasies. Meanwhile, the small port town prepares for the arrival of an ocean liner and its dashing captain. Inspired by the art of Vasko Lipovac.

Croatia, France | 2018 | 7′
Session SHR4
Screenplay: Veljko Popovic
Animation: Goran Stojnic, Chloe Roux, Lucija Buzancic, Sander Joon, Mario Vrandecic
Video Editor: Veljko Popovic
Sound: Jean-Baptiste Saint Pol
Music: Pablo Pico, Sinisa Jakelic, Nikola Dzaja
Technique: 2D
Production: Lemonade3d
Distribution: Bonobostudio


Patrick Bouchard

An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories, emotions and fears that will nurture his work. As he cuts into his skin with a scalpel, various symbolic objects recalling hispast emerge. Reaching the heart after cracking his ribs, he succeeds in identifying the burden he’s been dying to cast off.

Canada | 2018 | 10′
Session SHR5
Distribution: NFB


Paul Bush

Hundreds of motorbikes are animated frame by frame in this homage to the iconic motorcycle design and culture of the 1950s and 60s. A rider prepares his bike and departs on an idealised journey into the countryside and into the future.

Portugal, United Kingdom | 2018 | 6′
Session SHR5
Screenplay: Paul Bush
Animation: Paul Bush
Video Editor: Paul Bush
Sound: Andy Cowton
Music: Conjunto Típico do Val
Technique: Pixilação
Distribution: AGENCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency


Wouter Bongaerts

Like the beached whales he studies, introverted marine biologist Stefaan flees the ocean. But floods, leaking faucets and endless rain keep seeping into his life, and he can’t keep the water out…

Belgium | 2018 | 10′
Session SHR5
Screenplay: Wouter Bongaerts
Animation: David Bols, Hanne Dewachter, Sarah Menheere, Olivier Vanden Bussche
Video Editor: Wouter Bongaerts
Sound: Gregory Caron
Music: Sebastiaan Van den Branden
Technique: 2D
Distribution: YUMMY FILMS


Studio Job, Joris & Marieke

A deliciously dark comedy about a husband and wife whose different ideas of gender conformity lead to an unexpected confrontation.

The Netherlands | 2018 | 3′
Session SHR5
Screenplay: Studio Job, Joris & Marieke
Animation: Studio Job, Joris & Marieke
Sound: Studio Job, Joris & Marieke, Bob Kommer Studio’s
Music: Studio Job, Joris & Marieke, Martijn Groeneveld


Anca Damian

An aged woman is taking a bath. While entering the water a new world reveals.The phone, on a chair, connects her with her son and keeps her linked to the world.

Romania | 2018 | 10′
Session SHR5
Screenplay: Anca Damian
Animation: Sergiu Negulici, Ioana Nicoara, Vadim Ciocazan, Matei Ioan Monoranu
Video Editor: Ciprian Cimpoi
Sound: Lionel Guenoun
Music: Alexander Balanescu
Technique: Objects, Pixilation, 2D Computer, 3D Computer, Photography
Production: Aparte Film
Distribution: Aparte Film


Roberto Catani

Through a journey back in memory, a woman and a man retrace the more important moments of their love story.

Italy | 2018 | 5′
Session SHR5
Distribution: Miyu Distribution


Guilherme Afonso, Miguel Madaíl de Freitas

Once upon a time there was a lobotomised bunny who had bipolar personality disorder, triggered by his huge appetite for carrots. One day the bunny brings a carrot to life by accident but also creates something evil. Now both carrot and bunny must join forces, so that together they may end this threat.

Portugal | 2018 | 9’
Session SHR5
Screenplay: Guilherme Afonso, Miguel Madaíl de Freitas
Animation: João Batista, Eric Dias, Rik Goddard, João Faria, Miguel Madaíl de Freitas, Sebastião Lopes, Marco Boto
Video Editor: Guilherme Afonso
Sound: Ergonoise
Music: Steve Rucker
Technique: 2D, 3D
Production: Nebula Studios


Lénaïg Le Moigne

Clémence and her parents participate in a big country picnic. Arriving late, Clémence joins the other children who are already playing away from adults, but everything does not happen in the good mood expected.

France | 2017 | 10′
Session SHR5
Technique: 2D
Distribution: Miyu Distribution


Lia Bertels

In the middle of winter, in the country of the Yeti, a bear can’t seem to fall asleep. He thinks too much and is in the doldrums. Then a white monkey suggests him going to eat some honey at his aunt’s, to change his ideas. A beautiful and strange night opens, and the bear realizes that he did well not to fall asleep…

Belgium | 2018 | 14′
Session SHR5
Screenplay: Lia Bertels, Corinne Bertrand
Animation: Lia Bertels
Sound: Laurent Martin
Music: Leila de Kourosh Yaghmaei – Now Again Records, La louve – Antoine Bonan