Closing Party Animar 14

13 May 2019
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Regina Pessoa in Vila do Conde to present her latest film and her work in animation films at the closing party of ANIMAR 14.

The ANIMAR 14 comes to an end with a program for the whole family where the young are the center of attention. The Closing Party will take place on May 25 at the Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde.
In the last three months, the Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery team has intensively promoted several activities dedicated to the training of the youngest for the cinema: cinema sessions, movie studios, pixilation workshops, optical toys and stop- motion "and guided visits to the patent exhibition, among others. From elementary to secondary education, more than two thousand students from the North region were able to participate in this project, both in school context and beyond.
In this edition, the program includes the presentation of short films made during ANIMAR 14, the presentation of the prizes of the illustration contest and the presentation of the full retrospective in animation of Regina Pessoa, with the presence of the director, whose high point will be the debut of his latest film "Uncle Thomas, Accounting For The Days".
Until Saturday, May 24, it will still be possible to visit the exhibition ANIMAR 14, a patent in the Solar - Galeria de Arte Cinematic, and the next day will be the closing party at the Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde starting at 4 pm.
4:00 pm: Short films produced in ateliers and reporting on all activities;
4:30 pm: Presentation of prizes of the ANIMAR Illustration Contest 14;
17:00: Premiere of Regina Pessoa's new film, "Uncle Thomas, Accounting For The Days", with the presence of the director
retrospective of his work in animation cinema

Workshop and illustration show in April

5 April 2018
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In April, Animar 13 presents a commemorative session of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, a parallel illustration show and an illustration workshop for beginners with Joana Estrela.

On April 15, Curtas Vila do Conde presents a commemorative session of the 40th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and the 10th Anatomie du Labo. This session, taking place at Teatro Municipal de Vila do Conde, brings together four short films selected from the Labo section of the French festival: "Everything (Tout)", by David O'Reilly, "Reruns (Rediffusions)", by Rosto, "Proch (Poussière)", by Jakub Radej, "Black America Again", by Bradford Young, "Shadow Nettes", by Phillip Barker and "Retour", by Pang-Chuan Huang.

On the same day, opens the illustration show Anatomie du Labo 10, which will be exhibited in the foyer of the theater until the end of Animar 13, on May 19.

Vila do Conde, through the Curtas Metragens CRL association, was one of the cities chosen to host this itinerant show, which will leave the French city for a journey in Europe. The Anatomie du Labo invites international artists - proposed by various festivals - to illustrate the films in competition in the Labo section of the Clermont-Ferrand Festival program. The main objective is to promote dialogue between filmmakers and viewers. Júlio Dolbeth joined the exhibition representing Curtas Vila do Conde. The Portuguese illustrator has been working in partnership with the festival and the results are visible even on the walls of the city.

On April 21, the illustrators Joana Estrela and Sofia Rocha e Silva come to the Solar Galeria de Arte Cinemática to guide a workshop of illustration based on the songs of intervention of the Carnation Revolution, aimed at children between 8 and 12 years. Inscriptions can be sent to and have a cost of 10 euros. On the same day, the film "L'Aventure Commence" by Thierry Frémaux will also be shown, also in the municipal theater, in partnership with the Cineclube de Vila do Conde.

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.