Joana Toste

Born in 1970. 1990/95 Industrial Design graduation (IADE) 1992/93 Animation studies (Tobistoon) 1991/92 Painting studies (Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes de Lisboa) 1995 Directs and animates an animation films for the Portuguese version of "Sesame Street" (Opticalprint) 1995/96 Post-graduation of Industrial Design (Glasgow School of Art- Centro Português de Design) 1997/99 Works as animator (Animanostra) 1998 Works as animation assistant (Hanh Film Berlin) 1999/02 Directs and animates an animation film called "Cães, Marinheiros", produced by Filmógrafo 2003/04 Orientation of several animation ateliers for children 2003/04 Directs and animates an animation film called "A Dama da Lapa"; produced by Zeppelin Filmes

José Miguel Ribeiro

José Miguel Ribeiro was born in 1966 in Amadora / Portugal. He graduated with a degree in Plastic Arts - Painting from ESBAL (Art University of Lisbon) and studied drawing and puppets animation in Lazzenec-Bretagne / Rennes and in Filmógrafo / Oporto in 1993/4. During several years he taught puppets animation in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. He was animator of "Os Salteadores" directed by Abi Feijó (special pryze of Cartoon D'Or 94) and some other portuguese films and pilots. He was co-director of "O Ovo / The Egg", which won several international awards; he directed short animations for portuguese version of Sesam's Street and in 1996 won, for the first time, an award in Cinanima/Portugal with "O Banquete da Rainha". Between 1997 and 1999, produced by Luís da Matta Almeida/Zeppelin Filmes, he directed "A Suspeita / The Suspect", film awarded with Cartoon D'Or 2000 and more 25 international awards. In 1999 he directed two short animation films: "Cinanima 99 spot" and "Timor Loro Sae". In the year 2000 José Miguel was invited to direct the spot for Lisbon Illustration Meeting and two corporate films about the European day without cars in the city of Almada. During 2001 and 2002 he directed in claymation the child series "As Coisas Lá de Casa / Home Things" (26x2'30'') which has had an excellent reception by the international market, has won several awards and has received several prestigious invitations. In last 6 months of 2003 he was dedicated to creat and to direct a short film based in a theme from a Portuguese genial music player and composer named Carlos Paredes. He is starting the preparation of next project, "Sunday Walk", a 10 minutes puppets and claymation film. "Ovo/The Egg" - 1' - 1995 - film 35 mm "O Jardim da Celeste/Garden's Celeste" - several episodes of 1' - 1996 - video "O Banquete da Rainha" - 1' - 1996 - video "O Jardim da Celeste/ Garden's Celeste " - 1' - 1998 - video "A Suspeita/The Suspect" - 25' - 1999 - film 35 mm "Cinanima spot" - 1' - 1999 - video "Timor Loro Sae" - 1' - 2000 - film 35 mm "Lisboa Illustration Meeting spot" - 30'' - 2000 - video "Almada sem Carros/Almada city without cars" European day without cars - 20'' and 25'' - video "As Coisas Lá de Casa/Home Things" - 26 x 2'30'' - video "Abraço do Vento/Wind's Embrace" - 2'34'' - video

Agostinho Marques

Agostinho Marques was born on the 19th February 1972 in Cidade da Beira, Mozambique. Attended the 3rd year of Architecture and Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - UTL: Participated in storyboard and layout workshops organized by Neurones Portugal (Neuroplanet Group). Worked as storyboarder in 12 episodes of the animated series "Lost World" co-produced by Neuroplanet and Vivatoon. Worked as in-betweener, cleaner animation assistant in the animated feature "Le chien, le general et les oiseaux". Worked as i-betweener in the animation pilot "Emil und die detektive". Presently works at Arqui300 as storyboarder, animator and editor.

Abi Feijó

Abi Feijó was born in Braga, Portugal in 1956 and graduates from the Oporto School of Fine Arts. In 1984 he came to the National Film Board of Canada for an animation internship, which resulted in the short film Oh que Calma. Soon After, he founded Filmógrafo, an animation studio based on the NFB model of handcrafted auteur animation. The studio has built an international reputation that extends far beyond Portugal. As a Director, Feijó explores a variety of animation techniques, always with a carefully written story. In 1993, he made Os Salteadores / The Outlaws, an animated short using drawings on paper; this political drama recalling a painful incident from recent Portuguese history won numerous international awards. It was followed by Fado Lusitano (1995), a sort of self-portrait of Portugal, his history, art and culture, using paper cut-out animation. In 2000, in co-production with RTP and the French Program's Animation / Youth Studio, he completed Clandestino / Stowaway, a sand animation film whose richly textured images evoke the difficult struggle for freedom.

Regina Pessoa

Coimbra (Portugal), 1969 Graduated at the Oporto’s Fine Arts School, in 1998 Attendance of several workshops, such as: - Animation Workshop at CINANIMA’ 92 - Animation Workshop, Filmógrafo and Lazennec Bretagne, 93/94 - Cartoon Master, “How to present a Project”, 95 Co-orientation of several animation workshops since 1992. In 1992 she starts working in Filmógrafo as animator, in the film “Os Salteadores”, by Abi Feijó and as animatior and graphic designer in the film “Fado Lusitano”, by Abi Feijó.

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Mário Jorge da Silva Neves

Mário Jorge started his career at the age of 19 as an inbetweener for Telecine Moro, a publicity producer in Portugal. There, he worked with the three top senior animators in the country, at the time: Mário Vasques das Neves, Artur Correia and Ricardo Neto. Between 1970 and 1973 he worked in animation for another publicity producer, Panorâmica 35, in Lisbon. In 1974 he joined IPC-Instituto Português de Cinema, for a short period of time, and in 1975 he started working on his own until 1982. These were the years of criativity and learning. He produced dozens of cartoon films, shot live action, made post-production, engineered special effects, acted in pixilated films, etc... In 1982 he founded Opticalprint in partnership with his father Mário Vasques das Neves. Since then he received some awards in Portugal for his work in animated commercials. He produced (and sometimes also animated) the four series of the portuguese version of "Sesame Street" for RTP-Rádio Televisão Portuguesa. His most notorious achievement using clay animation was the production of 53 TV commercials during the years of 1997 and 1998, the popular "SINGER Family". In partnership with Paulo Cambraia he founded MEGA T (Megatoon) in 1996. Besides TV commercials, he is now producing and animating shorts and TV series.

Pedro Serrazina

Pedro Serrazina was born in Portugal in 1968. He lives in London at the moment and is producing a new animation short, The Eyes of the Lighthouse. Pedro is also undertaking a PhD degree in The Use of Space as a Narrative Tool within Animation Short Film at the Surrey Institute, Farnham. This is complemented by regular work as visiting tutor.

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