SHORTCUTZ OVAR JURY
She has always been attracted to the world of animation and has worked in the field of advertising and film animation for over a decade.
With Mónica Santos, she co-directed two short-films, in pixilation and stop-motion: “Amélia & Duarte” and “In between the shadows”.
The films won several awards, both nationally and internationally, including the Sophia Award for best Portuguese Animation Short film in 2015 and 2019.
“In between the shadows” was also one of the four finalists for the animation short-film award at the “César 2019”.
She is currently working on the development of a new animation short-film.
He holds a degree in Architecture from ESAP – School of Architecture of Porto.
Master in Performing Arts, with specialization in interpretation and artistic direction, by ESMAE – Superior School of Music and Performing Arts.
Mentor and artistic director of “Sol d’Alma” – Theater Association, based in Ovar, where he has given theater classes to children, youth and adults since 2002.
He has been orienting a theater project for adults with physical and mental disabilities for 5 years, at Cerciesta in Estarreja and for senior groups.
Develops artistic projects with the community, on a large scale and in unconventional places.
He produced and staged “CHUVA – ESPETÁCULO DE RIO”, performed on the banks of the Cáster river, inserted in the FESTA (International Festival of Street Arts in Ovar).
He was the author, director and interpreter of “PASSO A PASSO”, guided and staged visits to the chapels of Passos in Ovar (heritage of public interest), praising religious tourism.
Lover of the life and work of Júlio Dinis, he creates, stages and interprets guided and staged visits at the Júlio Dinis Museum, in: “J.D. REGRESSA A OVAR”, supported by correspondence exchanged with the community, based on letters written by Júlio Dinis.
He adapted and authored some plays, which led to the scene.
In 2003 she completed the Act course and complements his training with François Hoffman, Michael Margotta, Marie Brand, Valentin Teplyakov, John Frey of Studio for Actors, among others.
In cinema, the highlight was “Diamantino” by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at the Cannes festival, “O último banho” by David Bonneville, “Mau mau Maria”, “O Bairro”, among others.
She also participates in “Fatalista”, “Corrupção” by João Botelho, “Refrigerantes e canções de amor” by Luís Galvão Teles.
It is also in cinema, with Vasco Oliveira’s short film “O pecado de quem nos ama” that wins two awards as Best Actress, one at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and the other at the Comme Il Faut International Film Festival, Belarus.
Also highlighted is her work in Ricardo Leite’s “A instalação do medo” with two awards for Best Actress, in Shortcutz by Figueiró dos Vinhos and in Shortcutz de Guimarães and also in “Fidalga” by Flávio Ferreira with a prize for Best Actress in the Rome Independent Film Award, PRISMA.
On television, the works in “As cinzas da mãe”, “A Teia “,” O Bairro “,” Rainha das Flores “,” Morangos com Açúcar”,”Nunca desistas de mim” stand out.
In the theater she worked under the direction of José Carlos Garcia, Attílio Riccó, Stefano Vizioli, João Lourenço, Maria Emília Correia, Michel Simeão, Paulo Patraquim,John Frey, João Ascenso, among others.
She is part of several companies, including Teatro Ponto.al, A voz Humana, and the company Below The Belt by John Frey, which opened with the play “Danny and the deep blue sea” in which she stars.