The third session of Casa em Movimento is curated by Jorge Ribeiro and Sara Franco, who chose the films Agouro and Elo to belong to the list of incredible films in this section. — June 3 at 3:30 pm! — Luís Soares Auditorium, at @pporto.esmad, Vila do Conde.
The second session of Casa em Movimento: "ANIMAÇÃO DE VOLUMES" is curated by Joana Nogueira and Sandra Santos, who chose Das Gavetas Nascem Sons, by Vitor Hugo Rocha, as one of the films to be screened. — May 24th at 6pm! — Coimbra Cinema House
The first session of Casa em Movimento (an initiative that will take Portuguese animated films touring the country) features two films made at BAP - Das Gavetas Nascem Sons by Vitor Hugo Rocha and ELO by Alexandra Ramires. The first films by Laura Goncalves - Three Weeks in December - and by David Doutel & Vasco Sá - The Shoemaker - are also included in this session! — "Words for what" — This time at UBI-Univesidade da Beira interior — Thank you Casa da Animação. Thank you Daniela Duarte and Zepe for including these films.

Elos Poéticos / Poetic Ties at ESA


It makes us very happy to see the films prolong their life beyond the cinemas.

On the 26th of May, the exhibition “Elos Poéticos” opens at ESA, Amarante . Here we find the work developed by secondary school students from Amarante based on the film ELO (TIE) and the texts of the homonymous book.

Here is a strong thank you to Professor Elsa Cerqueira.

Laura Gonçalves on the Holofote Podcast


Director Laura Gonçalves spoke with Carina Jorge and João Bacalhau about her latest film, The Garbage Man. The conversation also covered her creative process and her professional journey, here on the RTP Internacional Holofote podcast. You can listen here.



Nancy Denney-Phelps has written some very kind words about BAP’s work in an article about MONSTRA 2022, on AWN (Animation World Network).

Read here!

Garrano Trailer

Premieres at ZIPPY FRAMES


We have Garrano Trailer! This Friday, May 13th, the trailer for the latest BAP movie premiered on Zippy Frames!

Here’s a little light on what you can expect to see in the dark of the big screen. Congratulations to the directors David Doutel and Vasco Sá and to the entire team involved! 

International premiere at Animafest – Zagreb on June 10th!

Drop by Drop and Tie in Odmira


As part of the MIRAGEM project – an artistic and pedagogical project that take part in the school life of the Odemira’s municipality – the films ELO (Tie) and ÁGUA MOLE (Drop by Drop) will be shown to students in the 10th, 11th, 12th grades and professional Schools, on the 17th and 18th of May, followed by debates between the students and Miguel Clara Vasconcelos.

An initiative of the Municipality of Odemira in partnership with the Cultural Cooperative LAVRAR O MAR.

Launch of the book ELO at Solar


Elo, the book, has been released !

To the author of the drawings Alexandra Ramires, joins the mother of the words Regina Guimarães, Amarante Abramovici who brilliantly undid the knot in the translation into English and João Pedro Azul, the editor of Flan de Tal who embodied this book, and also the book designer Carolina Bonzinho !

Thank you to Solar Galeria de Arte for the invitation, thank you Pedro Dourado for the moderation.

ELO Recognized from Poland at the Animocje festival


Alexandra Ramires’ ELO film was recognized with the Grand Prix at the Animocje Festival, in ex-aequo with Reka Anna Szakaly’s film Reduction. In the words of Juris Aneta Ozorek, Jarosław ‘Bisz’ Jaruszewski, Olga Bobrowska “The award goes to the filmmaker who touched basic human emotions using a master-level animation language, tenderly balancing myth and intimacy.”



ShortCutz is an International Movement dedicated to short films that, more than a festival, or an exhibition, ends up being a meeting point where films are talked about in several European cities. In Portugal cities such as: Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, Covilhã, Faro, Guimarães, Viseu, Vila Real, Porto, Lisbon have already hosted this initiative.

This turns out to be one of the ways in which BAP films can be seen all over the country. Here are the next dates:

April 27th – ELO – Shortcutz Guimarães

May 10th – AGOURO – Shortcutz Lisbon

May 18 – ELO – Shortcutz Aveiro

ANIMAR EXHIBITION About BAP – Animation Studio’s WORKS!

at Solar Until June 6th - march 18


A good plan for Easter! for the 25th of April, or any day until the 6th of June!

We were invited by Solar to think of an exhibition space beyond the films.

We thought, and the Solar team made it happen!

Et voi lá!

Now is the time to be visited!

An exhibition which invites us to look at this filmic journey beyond the projection, that can be seen in the coming months.

Laura Gonçalves in C7nema Magazine


Regarding the premiere of Homem do Lixo by Laura Gonçalves Here, by the hand of the magazine C7nema, is an interview in the form of a conversation that walks through the various films of the director.

See here!

The Garbage Man

multi-awarded at the Monstra Festival


The Garbage Man, the most recent short film by filmmaker Laura Gonçalves, won three awards at Monstra – Lisbon Animation Festival, which took place between 16 and 27 March.

The film won the Best Portuguese Short Film Award, the SPA/Vasco Granja Award, and the SPA/Vasco Granja Audience Award. The jury awarded the SPA/Vasco Granja Prize to The Garbage Man for its “graphic and poetic characteristics, but also for its ability to transform the simple and familiar of our daily lives into a universal feeling”.

Filma Porto

Film Commission about Quase Me Lembro


I Almost Remember is one of the films currently in production at BAP Animation Studio, scheduled for release in 2023. Dimitrije Mihajlovic and Miguel Lima make their debut in directing this film, after having made a strong contribution to our collective by being part of the team of several BAP films.

With a sensorial aspect, this film deserved the attention of the Filma Porto-Film Commission, (one of the funders of this project) who paid us a visit. Check out the interview with Dimitrije and Miguel here!

Two Films in Zagreb and Annecy


Two BAP films at the two biggest animation festivals!

The Garbage Man by Laura Gonçalves and Garrano by David Doutel & Vasco Sá, will make a presence at the international competition of Annecy and Zagreb!