According to agency Agência da Curta-Metragem, Joao González’s film has already won at least nine awards, qualifying it for an Oscar nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category, which will be shortlisted in December.
Movies NiolaJose Miguel Ribeiro, and ice merchantswritten by Joao González and Portuguese artist Estrela Lourenço were honored on Thursday at the Manchester Animated Film Festival in the United Kingdom, the organization said.
NiolaJosé Miguel Ribeiro’s first animated feature film, won the Best Film award in this edition of the festival, which ends today.
Since it was shown last May at the Annecy Festival in France, Niola won several awards at international film festivals, namely in Guadalajara (Mexico) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Produced by Praça Filmes and has nearly a decade of creative and production work. Niola screenplay by Virgiliu Almeida based on a play by José Eduardo Agualus and Mia Couto, set between 1995 and 2011, between the end of the civil war in Angola and the first years of peace in the country.
“Such a protracted conflict became the “leitmotif” for us to offer the viewer a film about the impact of the war on the lives of three generations of women from the same family: Lelena (grandmother), Niola (daughter) and Yara. (granddaughter),” the screenwriter explained in a press release.
in Manchester,ice merchantswritten by Joao González won a public award.
ice merchants This is the director’s third film to have its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Critics’ Week in France, where it won an award. Since then, he has received several awards at festivals, namely in Australia, Mexico and Croatia.
According to agency Agência da Curta-Metragem, Joao González’s film has already won at least nine awards, qualifying it for an Oscar nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category, with a shortlist to be announced in December.
In co-production with Britain and France, the film takes as its starting point the image of a mountain house leaning over a precipice. From here, the director developed the story of a father and son who make ice in the inhospitable house they live in and from which they skydive every day to sell it in a village at the foot of a mountain.
At the Manchester Festival, Portuguese designer Estrela Lourenzo, who has been working in animation for over ten years, won the award for excellence in storyboarding (the structural design phase) of the animated series Botbots – Crime and Banishment. for the Netflix platform.