The board of directors of CINANIMA 2020 confirms the decision to cancel this year’s festival screenings at Multimeios. However, the whole program will be available through an online platform.
The day before the beginning of the Festival the Portuguese Government announced a National Emergency, due to the increasing of the pandemic numbers, and made it impossible for us to host guests, national and foreigners.
The Festival is now completely available on a digital platform with all the sessions programmed for the whole week. Also, on Saturday, we were supposed to host the closing ceremony and the screening of the awarded films. However, we are now obliged to close all cinemas and theatres, at the weekend, at 1:00 p.m. This came to reinforce the impossibilty of a presential event.
Therefore, CINANIMA 2020 is widely accessible during the whole week, to anyone wishing to enjoy animated films through https://cinanima.kinow.tv . Nothing will change in the 200 schools all over the country that have applied to organize screenings in their schools as well as the daily masterclasses.
It is a tough last minute decision, after months of preparation, but we believe it was the correct measure to take, due to the circumstances.
We would like to thank the support and sponsorships of our partners, and also the great number of people who helped to organize this 44th edition. We look forward to seeing you all in the future.
The Board of Directors
António Cavacas, António Santos, João Teixeira