Grand Prize for The Garbage Man at Roanne
Garrano just won the Special prize at IFF ZOOM ZBLIZENI, thank you to the Festival and the Jury: ANNA GŁOWIŃSKA, WIOLA SOWA and PIOTR DUMAŁA. Congratulations David Doutel,Vasco Sá and the Team at BAP and ArtShot!
We are very pleased to announce the International Premiere of “Almost Forgotten”, a movie by Dimitri Mihajlovic and Miguel Lima, at Animafest Zagreb, a festival very dear to our hearts!
Animafest is taking place from 5 to 10 of June.
The new edition of Monstra presents this year an exhibition dedicated to stopmotion cinema, invinting the famous drawers from Vítor Hugo Rocha’s film “The Sounds from the Drawers”. This colective and interactive musical instrument was used as inspiration for the author and as animated object in the film.
Come play the drawers at the Puppet Museum, and visit an exhibition of drawings from the movie at the Portuguese Cinematheque, in Lisbon, until the 23rd of April.
BAP will be presenting 5 films in this year’s edition of Monstra Animation Film Festival:
Deep Breath by Leonor Pacheco
Troada by Vitor Hugo Rocha
The Hours by Marta Reis Andrade and Marta Ribeiro
Garrano by David Doutel and Vasco Sá
and the National premiere of The Long Legged Man, by Vítor Hugo Rocha!
From 15 to 26 of March, at the São Jorge Cinema in Lisbon.
And we’ve never had so many portuguese films nominated for the Quirino Awards!
Congratulations to all films!
Garrano and The Garbage Man nominated in the categories:
Quirino Award for Best Animated Short Film
Quirino Award for the Ibero-American Animation Work with Best Visual Development
Quirino Award for Best Animation Design
Quirino Award for Best Sound Design and Original Music
Alexandra Ramires and Laura Gonçalves will be in Luas Novas at Batalha Centro de Cinema.
The screening will show four of their films: Three Weeks in December, Drop by Drop, Tie and The Garbage Man.
It will be followed by a conversation with the directors.
The Garbage Man, directed by Laura Goncalves has received the Prize of Best Animation at Clermont Ferrand Festival. Thank you so much to the Jury Cristèle Alves Meira, Julie Bertuccelli, Lionel Baier, Ho Wi-Ding and Stacey Rozich.
Thank you to the Festival, to Tim Redford and to the people of Clermont Ferrand for being such an amazing public.
Congrats to the Team, Bando a Parte, BAP Animation Studios and Agência.
Garrano was the first portuguese animation short to be selected at Sundance Film Festival.
Congratulations, David Doutel and Vasco Sá, we are so proud!
Congratulations, team BAP Animation Studio, Artshot and Square Eyes!
We are thrilled to announce that The Garbage Man is in the Shortlist of The Oscars 2023, alongside João Gonzalez’s Ice Merchants! An amazing conquest for portuguese animation!
A super congratulations to the team and to the other beautiful 14 films!
As part of O Dia Mais Curto 2022 | A Grande Festa da Curta-Metragem, Cinema Trindade is doing a screening of David Doutel and Vasco Sá’s work, including The Shoemaker, Soot, Augur and Garrano!
Garrano has won the Special Mention of the Jury Clémence Bragard at Animateka!
A big thank you to the jury and to our amazing team!
The Garbage Man brought home the António Gaio Award (National Competition) and the Award for Best Animation Documentary Film (International Competition).
And Garrano was awarded with the Special Mention António Gaio (National Competition).
Thank you very much to the jury and to the wonderful teams that made these films happen!
Garrano receives the National Animation Award. The Garbage Man receives the Special Mention from the jury.
Congratulations to the BAP team, Bando à Parte, Art Shot and Square Eyes, and Agência!
Thank you to the jury and to Casa da Animação!
GARRANO receives Special Mention from the Jury at Animario – International Contemporary Animation Festival of Madrid. Congratulations BAP – Animation Studio and Art Shot team!
Portugal is the invited country of the Animest in Bucarest from 7th to the 16th of October. GARRANO and THE GARBAGE MAN will be in the international competition. BAP – Animation Studio will be presenting the cooperative and our way of working!
HOMEM DO LIXO swipes up another price! This time in the Drama International Short Film Festival (DISFF), in Greece. The film was presented in the International Animation Competition, with Sperer Sebastien, Maria Anestopoulou and Panayiotis Kyriakoulakos as jury.
This week, HOMEM DO LIXO will be screened at two of the biggest cinema festivals in North America! TIFF, the world known festival, in Toronto and the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
This week GARRANO will be in four international competitions: – Animasyros International Animation Festival in Syros, Greece; – Orvieto Cinema Fest in Orvieto, Italy; – Visioni Corte Film Festival in Gaeta, Italy; – TIAF 臺中國際動畫影展 (Taichung International Animation Festival) in Taichung, Taiwan.
It’s already tomorrow, at Hotelier, that BAP presents 3 of the studio’s most recent projects! These, with a slightly different nature than usual! The challenge was launched to four directors and four musicians, with different experiences and work, to join in the creation of three cinematic musical works, where, more than a pairing, there was a shared creative work between music and animation. The result will be presented tomorrow, at the Hotelier, at 7 pm, followed by a conversation with the musicians and the directors. Admission is free.
Another session of Boris Nights, this time with 3 films made at BAP Animation Studios: “Alento” by Leonor Pacheco, “Garrano” by David Doutel and Vasco Sá and “O Homem do Lixo” by Laura Goncalves. Along with the films “Casaco Rosa” by Mónica Santos, “Ice Merchants” by João Gonzalez and “Scale” by Joseph Pierce.
“Garrano” and “Homem do Lixo” in the list of the best shorts of Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy 2022, according to Animación para adultos!
David and Vasco had their work highlighted in an interview at Ípsilon. Jorge Mourinha writes: “They have just won the Audience Award in Vila do Conde with their fourth short film, Garrano. A film that confirms the personal and untransferable universe of the David Doutel/Vasco Sá duo, one of the most consistent universes in cinema (of any kind) made in Portugal.” Read the whole interview here!
David Doutel and Vasco Sá´s GARRANO wins the National Audience Award at Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival. And so does Leonor Pacheco, who won the BEST Music Video Award, with her film ALENTO, with music by Pedro Pestana and Nils Meisel!
GARRANO by David Doutel and Vasco Sá in this wonderful article of Animación para adultos. Ray Laguna writes: “One goes to the best animation festivals, among other reasons, to discover works like GARRANO. The film written and directed by David Doutel and Vasco Sá is such an adventurous, tough and artistically risky proposal that it has a hard time in commercial channels.”
We are happy to annouce the Official Selection of two of our own homemade Music Videos: “Troada” by Vitor Hugo Rocha with music by Angélica Salvi and “Alento” by Leonor Pacheco with music by Pedro Pestana & Nils Meisel. Alongside the National Premiere of GARRANO, competing in the festival’s National Competition.
In the context of the Casa em Movimento event, organized by Casa da Animação, “Agouro”, “Das Gavetas Nascem Sons”, “Água Mole” and “Sonolenta” will be screened on the 16th July at 21h in the Associação Era Uma Voz in Casa Branca, Portalegre!
The Garbage Man doubly awarded at Animafest Zagreb! The most recent film by Laura Gonçalves has just won the Grand Prize and the Audience Award in one of the biggest animation festivals in the world. Still incredulous, but very happy, we leave here the Juri statement that gathers the voices of Igor Grubic , Alex Dudok de Wit, Les Mills , Ana Nedeljkovic and Paul Driessen: “Many things impressed us in this film. The naturalism of the dialogue. The warmth and intimacy of the family setting. But most of all, the tenderness with which it tells its story of generosity in the midst of political and economic hardship in Portugal. And also, the monkey.”
And that’s the premiere of Garrano! At the 50th anniversary Animafest Zagreb Festival, where we met one of the warmest and most knowledgeable audiences of animation cinema. Now, head to Annecy! The biggest animation festival in the world, in the sweet company of the award-winning The Garbage Man!
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 Animaçao
Thank you Daniela Duarte and Zepe for including these films
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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”.
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 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!