FRAME Project – Watching and Making Films starts in October

The second phase of the FRAME – Watching and Making Animated Cinema project starts this October with activities for more than two hundred students from all levels of education in the municipalities of Espinho, São João da Madeira, Ovar and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Apart from the Festival’s production, which is moving at breakneck speed, CINANIMA continues to support activities under the FRAME project and to incorporate new young directors into its pool of teachers.

Starting in October, FRAME will be back in action with the Children F1rst initiative, led by animated film directors Ema Lavrador and Leonor Henriques. The young directors will be training third and fourth year classes at the João Silva Correia School Group (SG) in S. João da Madeira and the Esmoriz/Ovar Norte SGin Esmoriz this time.

FRAME will invite trainers and filmmakers Carolina Bonzinho and Inês Costa to run Stop Motion – Initiation to Pixilation workshops at the above-mentioned schools in S. João da Madeira and EB 2,3 in Maceda (Ovar) on November 6 to accommodate for secondary school students.

CINANImated Talks with acclaimed animation film director Joana Nogueira are once again available to secondary school students. The events will take place on October 30th at Esmoriz Secondary School, November 6th at Sophia de Mello Breyner Secondary School (V. N. Gaia), and November 10th at João Silva Correia Secondary School in S. João da Madeira.

A new feature of this second launch of the project is a study visit to the Casa Museu de Vilar by four school groups.

On October 30 and 31, approximately sixty secondary school students from the Ovar Norte and Dr. Manuel Gomes de Almeida (Espinho) schools will travel to Lousada and visit the Casa Museu de Vilar, with a guided tour led by multi-award-winning filmmaker Abi Feijó.

Around 50 students from the João Silva Correia (São João da Madeira) and Sophia de Mello Breyner (V. N. Gaia) schools will participate in this unique experience of seeing a central venue in the world of animated cinema on November 20 and 21.

Leonor Faria Henriques

Leonor Faria Henriques studied animation at the School of Arts at Catholic University.
She also works in illustration, having created a name for herself in children’s products with the 2019 book “E se tivesses asas para voar” (And if you had wings to fly). He made the short film “Nada se Perde” (Nothing is Lost) the next year. She completed the short film “My House Has Many Windows” in 2023 and “Rua do Caneiro” in 2022.
He is currently a member of the collective ‘Piquenique na Lua’.

Ema Lavrador

Ema Lavrador is a Porto-based artist and researcher. She works with real image film and animation, and her most recent solo piece, “Néon,” premiered at CINANIMA 2022. She is presently a member of the Piquenique na Lua animation collective.

Carolina Bonzinho

Carolina Bonzinho is a visual artist working in animation and design. She graduated in Communication Design in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto, passing through the Erasmus+ program at MOME in Budapest.
She currently lives in Porto where recently she has worked with the animation studio BAP. Since 2020 she has professionally contributed in the fields of animation and painting for several films by award-winning directors such as Laura Gonçalves, Alexandra Ramires and Vitor Hugo Rocha. The design of the book ELO, created in conjunction with the writer Regina Guimarães and the animation director Alexandra Ramires, is another endeavour from this time period that stands out.
Additionally, she worked as a web designer and developer for the BEAST International Film Festival’s 2021 and 2022 editions.
Carolina currently develops her own animation projects and leads stop-motion workshops. Her most recent piece of work was the co-direction and animation of the Sunflowers’ A Strange Feeling of Existential Angst music video with Leander Meresaar.

Inês Costa

Inês Costa (Viseu, 1998) holds a Master in Image Design (2022) and a Degree in Communication Design (2020) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP). Designer and graphic artist, her research work focuses mainly on the role of image in the construction of narratives that make up the Portuguese collective memory, through the intersection of design and its artistic practices, problematising image as a tool for language and socio-political action.
She was the winner of the FBAUP Acquisition Prize with the short film Toque (2020) and the Best Film of Local Production award at the Vista Curta festival, with the short film Amélia (2021). Her work has been part of the official selection of festivals such as Curtas Vila do Conde, Vista Curta, Entre Olhares, Porto/Post/Doc and IndieLisboa.
She is a guest artist in the GAGE – Game Art Gender Equality project supported by ITI/LARSyS and is one of the selected artists for the artistic research residency project MANIFEST, co-created by the European Commission, under the Creative Europe Programme.

Joana Nogueira
Joana Nogueira, who holds an ESAD.CR in visual arts from 2009 and an IPCA in illustration and animation from 2016, finds it challenging to categorise her work. She thinks “tomorrow it will be” as she drifts off to sleep while wanting to do everything she isn’t. Without intending to, she creates rhymes. Director of animated films, ardent ceramicist, maker of stop-motion puppets, and associate artist for puppet theatre. Numerous puppets.