© Mónica Samões

FILM & ANIMATION Workshop

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

A workshop introducing the stop-motion animation technique and the principles of film editing at the end of which the children will produce a small animated film.

Pre-defined scripts will be presented to the students that will be designed and produced frame by frame through digital photography, using paper cuts. Later, these frames will be animated and assembled using a professional video editing program.

Through the design of scenarios and character animation, we aim to stimulate the creativity of each participant to seek for different solutions to script problems, image and movement.



JOÃO DIAS (1976, Faro)
João Dias studied photography. Worked with the film director Edgar Pêra as his assistant from 1998 to 2009 and with the film director Pedro Costa as film editor in his last films and projects.
Director of the films “Operações SAAL” (2007), a documentary about the SAAL housing program that emerged between 1974 and 1975 in Portugal (Midas Prize winner, Festival DocLisboa), and “O Verão” (2010), short fiction film (AIP Award best Cinematography – Indie Lisboa).

POLLYANNA FREIRE (1982, São Paulo)
Pollyanna Freire has a degree in Fine Arts from the Estadual de São Paulo University (Unesp) and a Master in Visual Languages from the Federal do Rio de Janeiro University (UFRJ).
In 2015 she was shortlisted for the EDP Prize for New Artists, exhibiting collectively at the Electricity Museum, Lisbon. In 2013 she received an Honorable Mention in the IV Drawing Contest / Fundación Centenera Jaraba, Spain.
Selected exhibition includes the Grantees and Finalists Ar.Co, City Museum, 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.