It is with great pleasure that CINANIMA – International Animated Film Festival of Espinho, announces on its 39th edition, the renewal of the partnership with the University of Porto (UP), due to the great success of the exhibition of several programs in 2014, at the Pre-Festival. The same will happen for the first time at University of Trás-Os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), in Vila Real.
In 2015 we have the presence of the entire university community in the four screening, which will be a great “appetizer” of our festival. This cycle begins with the Awarded films in CINANIMA 2014, which is usually an excellent program, with many and different works and techniques from a lot of countries. Thus, the Festival believes that the selection of the International Jury is absolutely overwhelmingly, and adding up the fact that allows the Winner of the Grand Prize to be at the list of candidates for the Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film.
The Cartoon D’Or, and once we talk about awards, is the award given to the best animated short film for the European production. Of course, this set of films brings together the best European works of 2015.
In what concerns Anima Mundi – renowned Brazilian animation film festival – which takes place in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo, offers us the chance to see the best and most updated works of this country. A situation that also happens with the last screening of this cycle – the Program of National Film and Television School, UK – which includes films, which for obvious reasons of great filmmaking, are a reference in contemporary animation.
You can check the programme here.
CINANIMA 2015 will take place from 9th to the 15th November, with a program of extreme quality and versatility: Competitive Screenings, Retrospectives, Masterclasses, workshops and exhibitions that you can not miss!