Thursday, February 25, 2010

You saw it first in Anima Mundi (and chose it too)

Have you already sent the names of your three favorite films you want to watch again in Anima Mundi 18 Years programme? It's undestood that your participation really matters for us. You can see by the popular jury award that happens in Anima Mundi: the films you choose every year frequently succeeds in other festivals.
Here's some examples:

The third edition of Animasivo animation forum that takes place in Mexico will have a special programme of Brazilian animation films this year. The Anima Mundi was invited to present this session and selected these ones:

Josué e o pé de macaxeira, directed by Diogo Viegas (Best Brazilian Animation by the popular jury in Rio, 2009)

L.E.R.,directed by João Angelini (Best Brazilian Animation by the popular jury in São Paulo, 2009)

Tyger , directed by Guilherme Marcondes (2nd Best Brazilian Animation by the popular jury in São Paulo, 2006)

Ratos de rua, directed by Rafael de Paula Rodrigues (Travelling Anima Mundi Prize 2003)

Vida Maria, directed by Márcio Ramos (2nd Best Brazilian Animation by the popular jury in Rio, 2007)

O bloqueio
, directed by Claudio de Oliveira

, directed by Paulo Munhoz (Best Brazilian Animation by the popular jury SP/Rio, 2006)

Muragens - Crônicas de um muro, directed by Andrei Milhara Padilha Duarte

Qualquer nota
, directed by Marcelo Ribeiro Mourão (2nd Best Brazilian Animation by the popular jury in Rio, 2005)

Mexico's Animasivo also promotes many other activities: there's a mexican animation retrospective, an international award and special programmes. Like us in Anima Mundi, they also offer converses with animators and animation workshops in their agenda. You can learn more about Animasivo in

The portuguese animation festival Monstra will happen next month in Lisbon and will have an Anima Mundi special screening too. Besides Josué, Vida Maria, L.E.R, Qualquer Nota and Muragens, the Monstra selection includes:

Como surgiu a noite, directed by Andres Lieban (3rd Best Animation for Children by the popular jury in Rio, 2005)

Dossiê Rê Bordosa, directed by César Cabral (Best Brazilian Animation and Best Short Feature by the popular jury São Paulo/Rio, in 2008)

Papercut, de Pedro Eboli

The Monstra festival happens in a biennial basis and offers a great overview of what's new in animation. During the festival, children can also check the Monstrinha segment, with educational activities with the purpose to show the interdisciplinary features in animation. The official website is:

As you can see, these selections are made by films you awarded. Considering the quality of the jury's choice during Anima Mundi Festival, its possible to see how special the 18 Years screening is going to be.

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