Abi Feijó presents his personal work as "director, producer, workshop leader and director of the Museum of Animation in Porto" on Thursday, March 22 at 17:30 in our premises.
About the speaker:
Abi Feijó was born in Braga, Portugal in 1956 and graduated from the Porto School of Fine Arts. In 1984, he joined the National Film Board of Canada for an animation internship, culminating in the short film Oh que Calma. Shortly thereafter, he founded Filmógrafo, an animation studio based on the NFB's hand-crafted animation model. The studio has built a reputation that extends well beyond Portugal.
As a director, Feijó explores a variety of animation techniques, always with a carefully scripted story. In 1993, he directed Os Salteadores (The Outlaws), an animated short film using drawings on paper; this political drama recalling a painful incident in recent Portuguese history has won numerous international awards. It was followed by Fado Lusitano (1995), a portrait of Portugal, its history, art and culture, using an animation cut out on paper. In 2000, in co-production with RTP and Animation / Youth Studio of the French program, he directed Clandestino (Stowaway), a sand animation film whose richly textured images evoke the difficult struggle for freedom.