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Portuguese animation cinema wins more international awards



Portuguese animation cinema wins more international awards

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.

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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.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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