Homem do Lixo

The Garbage Man

Laura Gonçalves

Short Film

2022 . ANI.DOC . 11'50''



On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash, turned into a real treasure.


DISTRIBUTION Agência da Curta-Metragem CRL

ANIMATION TECHNIQUES 2D drawing digital animation, Digital painting

DIRECTION Laura Gonçalves

SCRIPT Laura Gonçalves

MUSIC Ricardo Santos Rocha

ANIMATION Inês Teixeira, Marta Reis Andrade, Alexandra Ramires, Vitor Hugo Rocha, Maria Francisca Moura, Dimitrije Mihajlovic, Laura Gonçalves

PAINTING Martim Cordovil, Patricia Guimarães, Diana Peixoto, Vitor Hugo Rocha, Maria Francisca Moura, Dimitrije Mihajlovic, Laura Gonçalves

COMPOSITING Maria Rosa Figueiredo, Conor Flanagan

VOICES Beatriz Botão, Carla Botão, Anabela Botão, Nuno Botão, Rui Botão, Manuel Barroso, Humberto Barroso, Jorge Barroso, Serafim Barroso, Lurdes Gonçalves, Dario Gonçalves, Laura Gonçalves

SOUND DESIGN Pedro Marinho, Bernardo Bento


PRODUCER Rodrigo Areias


29 awards and 185 selections, including:

SPecial Mention in Animation Category — Ojai Film Festival, USA, 2023
Jury Special Nomination for Short Film Competition (Dahee Jeong Nomination) — FEINAKI Beijing Animation Week, China, 2023
Best Short Film — Ibero-american Animation Quirino Awards, Tenerife, Spain, 2023
Jury Prize — IMAXINARIA Afundación International Animation Film Festival, A Coruña, Spain, 2023
Special Mention for International Short Film — Uruguay International Film Festival, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2023
Grand Prix International du Jury — Cine Court Anime Roanne, France, 2023
Audience Award - 10 to 13 years old — PLAY Festival Internacional de Cinema Infantil e Juvenil de Lisboa, Portugal, 2023
Shortlist for the Animation Short Category — OSCARS Academy Award, United States, 2023
Best Animation Award — Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, 2023
Special Mention — Frames Festival de Cinema Português, Sweden, 2022
António Gaio Award, Best Animation Documentary — Cinanima - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação de Espinho, Portugal, 2022
Meeting Point Prize to the Best Foreign Short — Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, Spain, 2022
Anidoc Prize — Animaphix - International Festival of Animated Film, Italy, 2022
Special Mention, Audience Award — Curt'Arruda - Festival de Cinema de Arruda dos Vinhos, Portugal, 2022
Special Mention for Short Film — Anim'est International Animation Festival, Romania, 2022
Special Mention for Portuguese Film — MANIFEST - Mafra Animation Film Festival, Portugal, 2022
Special Mention Best Animation Short Film - National Competition — Porto Femme - International Film Festival, Portugal, 2022
Special Mention, Critic's Award — World Festival of Animated Film - Varna, Bulgaria, 2022
Best Animation Film — International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece, 2022
Special Mention in Anidoc Competition — Flipbook Film Festival, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 2022
Best Short Film in Competition, Audience Award — Animafest World Festival of Animated Films Zagreb, Croatia, 2022
Best Portuguese Short Film | SPA, Vasco Granja Award | Audience Award — Monstra Festival de Animação de Lisboa, Portugal, 2022