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ANIMAR 13 highlights animation of the real

23 January 2018
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Solar – Galeria de Arte Cinemática, in Vila do Conde, will host the 13th edition of ANIMAR, educative project that includes a colective exhibition for every age. The opening will happen on February 10, at 3:00 p.m., and the entrance is free.

Opening on the next February 10, the exhibition ANIMAR 13 gets together works by Paulo Patrício, Pedro Neves and Marta Monteiro and the duos Alexandra Ramires (Xá) and Laura Gonçalves and Joana Nogueira and Patrícia Rodrigues, highlighting the contamination between animation cinema and documentary in the national cinematographic panorama. In this edition, Animar aims to link the universes of the real and fantasy, through animations based on real stories and characters, but also through the ficcionalization of documental images. 

The exhibition is based on the films "Água Mole", by Alexandra Ramires and Laura Gonçalves, "Pronto, Era Assim", by Joana Nogueira and Patrícia Rodrigues, "Surpresa", by Paulo Patrício and "A Praia", by Pedro Neves, that will jump from the screen to the walls. These will also be others objects related to the process of the film production as props, stage scenes, costumes, etc.

The curatorial propose aims to expand the films from their traditional territory, transposing the aesthetics atmospheres and narratives to an interactive space, as an installation, in which the viewer is invited to participate. 

Alongside the exibition at Solar - Galeria de Arte Cinemática – daily open form 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. -, ANIMAR 13 also presents, until May, a complementar programme that includes cinema sessions for schools and families, guided visits to the exhibition, workshops and ateliers.

The opening of the cinema cycle will take place on February 25, with the screening of the last film by Thierry Frémaux, "Lumière!: L'Aventure Commence", at the Municipal Theater, in partnership with Cineclube Vila do Conde. The documentary brings together several excerpts of the restored copies of Lumière, establishing itself as a gateway to the history of cinema and to cinephile that is also an purpose of Animar.

Animar promotes every year workshops destinated to the scholar community of the northern Portugal, and also long-term ateliers, excusively destinated to the schools of Vila do Conde. Ateliers will happen under the orientation of the directors Joana Nogueira and Patrícia Rodrigues, Paulo Patrício and Pedro Neves. The films generated from these activities will be premiere at the Closing Party of ANIMAR 13, on May 20. 

The formative programme is supplemented with open workshops in comics by Joana Estrela and printing technics by Oficina Arara. 

The 13th edition of Animar is supported by Câmara Municipal de Vila do Conde, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (programa Despertar), Governo de Portugal (Cultura), Argatintas, Viarco and Cineclube de Vila do Conde. This is an initiative of Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema team.