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FERNANDO GALRITO Academic, director, animator / Portugal

Curriculum Vitae:

Fernando Manuel Galrito Domingues was born in Samora Correia, Portugal. He is an academic, animator and artistic director of the MONSTRA, Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal. 


Academic and Professional Qualification

PhD Expression of Space and Time in moving Images (Universidad Polytechnic of Valencia, España – concluding)

MSc in Animation and Performance (2008, Universidad de Valencia)

Post-­graduation in Communication Technologies  (2004/05, Instituto  Superior  de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa)

Training course in esthetics (1998, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)

Training course on Documentary Direction (1997, Avanca/Santiago de Compostela)

Post-­graduation in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies (1997/98, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa)

Masterclass on Animation, with Sir Richard Williams (1998, Annecy)

Degree in Anthropology (1992/96, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa)

Training course on Video Direction (1986/87, Lisboa/Amesterdão)

Training Course on Cinema – specialization in Animation Cinema (1983/86, Grenoble/France)

Training Course on Stage Director in the Portuguese Society of Authors, with Joaquim Benite (1987)

Training Course on Theatre of Shadows, with José Ramalho (1998, Center of Modern Art Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)


Actual Activities

Teaching Activities

Since 1999 - Teacher at the ESAD.CR Superior School of Fine Arts and Design of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria:

- Animation Curricular Unit [Degrees of Fine Arts, Sound and Image and Design]

- Sound and Image Project [Degree of Sound and Image]

- Interdisciplinary Artistic Project [Degree of Sound and Image]

- Animation Tutor [MSc in Arts]


Program Activities

Artistic director of MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival (since 2000)

Artistic director of FIRST – International Meeting of Animation Arts – ESAD/IPL Caldas da Rainha (since 2005)


Director Activities

Director of animation films and generative and transdisciplinary performing projects.


Other Teaching Activities / More important

1987/2006 – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Coordinator of CITEN – Image Center of Moving Image and Narrative Techniques Teacher of Animation, Video, Photography and Image, and Movement at CITEN.

1995/1996 – Teacher in the Secondary School of Benavente - Teacher of Cinema and Audiovisual.

1989/1994 – Teacher in the Professional School of Salvaterra de Magos - Teacher of Video, Photography, and Advertising - Communication week coordinator.


Activities as Invited Teacher | More important

03/2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 – MOME, Budapest, Hungary / Animation course

12/2009 – University of Arts and Design of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland / Animation workshop

Communication: Expanded Animation

11/2009 – University of Maltepe, Istanbul, Turkey / Animation workshop: Body and movement of the animator in animation.

07/2009 – University of Patras, Kalavryta, Greece Summer University: Animation Workshop Body and image in movement.

05/2008 – European Center for Animation, Athens, Greece, Athens University.

07/2007 – Yaroslavl, Russia School of Arts of Yaroslavl.

12/2007 – FAMUL STUART, Ljubljana, Slovenia Course of Communication Design.

04/2003 – MOME I Budapest, Hungary Higher Institute of Art and Craft Design of Budapest.


Other Training Activities | Some Animation Workshops – Portugal

Gulbenkian Foundation: Animated Memories, animation workshop with youngs, 10/2009 to 2013

National Museum of Ethnology: The history of objects – The Masks of Amazon (10/2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

National Museum of Ethnology: The history of objects – Portuguese Rural World (09/2009)

Puppet Museum: The body and the puppet (03/2009)

Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa (2005/06)

Universidade de Évora (2006)

Museum of Image and Movement of Leiria (2004/2005)

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (1987-2005)

Cinanima, Espinho (1990-­1998)

Cinema Festival of Figueira da Foz (1998/1999)

University of Campinas – Brazil (1999)

School of Communication and Advertising of Valinhos – Brazil (1999)

School of Arts of Minas Gerais – Brazil (1999)

Schools and Institutes of Lisbon (1987-2005)

Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã (2000)

Universidade do Algarve (1989/90)

Cultural Center of Santarém (1988-1995)


Animation Workshops – Internacional | Some

Cais de la Batherie, Arras, France (February of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Atelier Animation da Annecy, France, June of 2010 and 2012

Zagreb Festival, Croatia, Juin 2009 and 2010

European Center for Animation, Athens, 2008

School of Theatre and Cinema of Yaroslavl (Russia 2007)

KROK Kiev Festival (Ukraine 2007 and 2005)

Animation Film Festival of Grenoble (France 1990 to 2005)

Animation Research Center (Croatia 2005 and 2002)

Higher Institute of Art and Craft Design of Budapest (Hungary 2003)

Coordinator and trainer of the annual workshops of Cinema and Animation Cinema (Grenoble, France 1986-2004)

Center of Arts of Ketskemet (Hungary 2000)

School of Arts of Zagreb and Cakovec (Croatia 1998/2000/2002)

Atelier AAA Annecy (1999)

INEP of Paris (France 1986)

Rimouski Festival (Canada 1992/93)


Other Teaching Activities

Animation Teacher at ETIC (1996-1998)

Animation Teacher at INEP (Institute Nacional d’Education), Marly-­Le-­Roy (Paris 1986/1987)


Communications | More important

Communications about Animation – Transdisciplinary artistic environment:

- The Artist and the moving images, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, 2012

- Animation and other Arts, Zagreb Film Festival, 2011

- Interactivity, Generativity and Animation, Utrech, Holand, 2010

Animation 4D, Lucerne, Swiss, 2010

Human Emotion Project| José Malhoa Museum (Caldas da Rainha 2009)

International Meetings of Child Reading, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon 2007 and 2000)

Dance and Technology International Conference, Culturgest (Lisbon 2007)

Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (04/2005)

Animation Center of Oporto (07/2005)

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (2005)

Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre (2001)

Communications about Image, Movement and its Pedagogy and Didactics:

Universidade de Évora (2006 and 1999)

Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (2001)

Universidade da Beira Interior (2000)

Universidade de Coimbra (1998)


Conferences and seminars about Animation Cinema and other Arts:

The University of Patras, (Kalavryta, Greece 2009)

European Center for Animation (Athens, Greece 2008)

Multimedia Museum of Bradford (England 2008)

School of Arts of Ljubljana (Slovenia 2007)

School of Theatre and Cinema of Yaroslavl (Russia 2007)

Congress Center of Hiroshima (2006 Japan)

School of Arts and Cinema of Kiev (2005 Ukraine)

SAF of Cakovec (2004 Croatia)

Animation Festival for Children and Youth of Grenoble (1999/2003 France)

Higher Institute of Arts and Craft Design of Budapest (2003 Hungary)

University of Campinas (1999 Brazil)

School of Advertising of Valinhos (1999 Brazil)

School of Arts of Zagreb (2000 Croatia)


Some of the Edited Texts

Animation Festival of Lisbon Catalogue (annually, since 2000): editorial, texts about animation cinema of the invited countries and texts of authors, directors and films analysis.

Texts about Animation Cinema in Portugal, catalogs of the following festivals: Utrech|Holand 2010, Liepzig|Germany (2009) Fantoche|Switzerland (2009), Bradford|England (2008), Animateka|Slovenia (2007)

Introduction to the book “Poetics of Movement” of José Manuel Xavier (2007)

“Animation Cinema: Told by Children”, article from the minute book of the Children Literature and Arts Meetings -­ Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon 2006)

Abstracts of several communications in journals and minute books of national and international meetings.


Jury and Direction of Cinema, Video and Animation Festivals

Artistic director of MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated film Festival (since 2000)

Artistic director of FIRST – International Meeting of Animation Arts – ESAD/IPL Caldas da Rainha (since 2005)

Coordinator of several meetings and seminars – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, IAC, ISCTE, among other national and international institutions (1990-­2006)

Cinema Programmer of different cultural spaces: Oriente Foundation Museum, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Maria Matos Theatre, Meridional Theatre – Cultural Center of Cascais, Sementes Festival, Ao Norte Festival, among others

Director and programmer of cinema sessions in local cinemas (for 4 years)

Programs and presents retrospectives of Portuguese short films and animation for the following festivals: Fantoche (Switzerland), Leipzig (Germany), BAF, Bradford, (England), Animateka (Slovenia), European Center of Arts (Athens -­‐ Greece), Ketskemet (Hungary), Rimouski (Canada), Universities of São Paulo, Campinas and Minas Gerais (Brazil), Allevard (France), Cakovec (Croatia), among others

Jury at the following Festivals: DOK Leipzig (Germany 2009), Fantoche (Switzerland, 2009) BAF (Bradford Animated Film Festival, 2008), Animateka (Slovenia 2007), Athens (Greece 2007), Golden Fish (Moscow 2007), Ovar Vídeo (2006), Portuguese Cinema Meetings, FIKE (2005), E.magiciens –Digital Cinema Festival of Vallenciènnes (2002 France), Animafest Zagreb (2000), Cinanima – (Selection Jury) Internacional Animation Cinema Festival of Espinho (1998), among others



Founding member of Cartoon Portugal, Ânimo, Animoleve, and Express Oriente.

Member of the French Association Collodion Humide and of the ASIFA – International Association of Animation Film, ASIFA Workshop Groups active member.

Vice-­President of the Atelier D'Animation d'Annecy.

Vice president of the Russian Association for teaching animation to children.

Counselor of the ICAM/Culture Ministery and from the Education Ministry for the area of animation cinema.


Editorial experience (more recent)

Coordinator and editor of the MONSTRA Editions (catalog editions, books, DVD, optic games of the Animation Festival of Lisbon)

Editor of the book “Poetics of Movement” of José Manuel Xavier (2007)

Permanent collaborator of the journals Prèmiere (2005/07), ASIFA News, Educação, ADOC and Cinema da F. P. Cineclubes

Coordinator of the FIRST Editions (ESAD.CR, 2005)


Other activities

Author of several films and artistic creations.

Participation in several festivals with films in competition, obtaining prizes.

Films, Interdisciplinary Creations and documentaries (most significant) Animated films.

Republic Art, Ten to Hundred, 2012, 12:45 min. color, sound no dialogs.

Mix Republic, 2011, 25x4 min. color, sound, Portuguese dialogs.

Museum Adventure, 2007, 7:00 min. color, sound no dialogs.

Paredes, 2006 (experimental film) 3:00 min. color, sound no dialogs.

A Shadow in the soul, 2005, 10:00 min., color, sound no dialogs WTC, 2003, 5:00 min., color, sound no dialogs.

Evasion -­ Invasion, 1986, 3:00 min., B|W, sound no dialogs


Animation For Planetarium

The moon gets angry, 2002, 25:00 min. color, sound, Portuguese dialogs (Animated Story to be presented in Planetariums for kids to explain the solar system)


Interdisciplinary Creations (for dance and theater )

Factory, 2011, 20:00 min. Dance and Animation bodies.

Dot txt, 2009|2010, 50:00 min. Generative show. One body gets manipulated by text|image. Live motion capture, performing art and live music.

LARAMIE – 2006, 90:00 min. Space image and live-action cameras for theater show  Sync (1,2,3,4) 2004, 4 x 40 min, Choreography between 5 performers with drawings and live images.

Dames Dame, 2003, 85:00 min. Live Theater with live video.

Blue hours, 2002, 20:00 min. interactivity between dance performer live animation and live drawings.

Magic Night, 2002, 100:00 min., animation for special effects in theater peace.

4 short films for 4 staged lectures, 2002, 3x 5:00 min. Animation and live-action.

Save the Save River, 1999, 100:00 min. documentary and animation for Perfinst (performance and installation).



Laramie, the show, 2006, 13 min. color, sound, Portuguese.

Making Of the Suspect, 1999, 25 min. color, sound, Portuguese, English subtitles.

City Kids, 1998, 6:00 min. color, sound no dialogs

Lazarim Carnival, 1998, 15 min. color, sound no dialogs

The Portuguese Malacca’s district, 1995, 20:00 min. color, sound Portuguese dialogs

Mask Rituals, 1992 25:00 min. color, sound Portuguese dialogs


Earlier animated films

Letters, 1982, 3:00 min. super 8

Portrait, 1982, 2:00 min. super 8

Accident, 1976, 4:00 min. super 8

On film II, 1972, 6:00 min. 16 mm

On film I, 1968|69, 4:00 min. 16 mm



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