The Lisbon Animation Festival – Monstra, to be held for two decades, should have taken place from March 18th to 29th in several rooms in Lisbon, but ended up being postponed, with the organization considering another format for the event.
It was announced that the festival will take place in two stages: from May 25th to 31st there will be Monstra em Casa, with short films in competition and in September, long films in competition will be shown, as well as other films already planned, in the São Jorge cinema.
At Monstra em Casa, the films will be shown on the Kinow platform, namely the Portuguese film competition, with 13 short films, among which “Tio Tomás – A Contabilidade dos dias”, by Regina Pessoa, “The young man purple”, by Alexandre Siqueira, “So but not so”, by Pedro Brito, “Maré”, by Joana Rosa Bragança, and “Ode to childhood”, by João Monteiro and Luís Vital.
Six ‘masterclasses’ will also take place online ‘with great masters of world animation’, namely with the German director Raimund Krumme, the Brazilian Arnaldo Galvão and the American Ed Hooks.
In February, when he presented Monstra’s program, Fernando Galrito said that in twenty years the festival had a million spectators, half of whom were children and young people, and more than 15 thousand films shown.