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Guest Artists: João Dias, Pollyanna Freire
9 to 13 May 2016 – E.B. 2.3. Tecnopolis, Lagos


An introductory workshop to the stop-motion animation technique and the principles of film editing, at the end of which the children will produce a short animated film.
Pre-defined scripts will be presented that must be planned and produced frame by frame, through digital photography, with cutout material. Later these frames will be animated and assembled.
Through the plastic conception of scenarios and character animation, we aim to stimulate the creativity of each participant by seeking different solutions to problems of script, image, and movement.


JOÃO DIAS (1976, Faro)

He has a background in photography and worked as assistant to director Edgar Pêra from 1998 to 2009 and as editor to director Pedro Costa in his latest films and projects.

He is the director of the films Operações Saal (2007), a documentary about the housing program SAAL that emerged between 1974 and 1975 in Portugal, winner of the Midas Award, Doc.Lisboa Festival, and O Verão (2010), a short fiction film, AIP Best Photography Award – Indie Lisboa.

POLLYANNA FREIRE (1982, São Paulo)
She has a degree in Visual Arts from São Paulo State University (Unesp) and a master’s degree in Visual Languages from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Ufrj).
In 2015 she was selected for the EDP New Artists Award, exhibiting collectively at the Electricity Museum, Lisbon. In 2013 he received an Honorable Mention at the IV Drawing Contest of the Fundación Centenera Jaraba, Spain.
He participated in the exhibitions Bolseiros e Finalistas do Ar.Co, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, 2013 and 2014; Me, Myself and I, Fundación Centenera Jaraba, Madrid, 2013 and O pouco ou muito a diferença é pouca, curated by João Silvério, Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, 2014.