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José Miguel Ribeiro



José Miguel Ribeiro was born in 1966 in Amadora, Portugal. He graduated in Visual Arts at Fine Art School in Lisbon and studied drawing and puppets animation in Lazzenec-Bretagne – Rennes and in Filmógrafo – Oporto in 1993/4. During several years he taught puppets animation in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. He was animator of “Os Salteadores” directed by Abi Feijó among other films. He co-directed “O Ovo”, which won several international awards and other short animations for Portuguese version of Sesam’s Street. In 1996 and for the first time, he won an award in Cinanima with “O Banquete da Rainha”. He directed “A Suspeita”, which won the Cartoon D’Or 2000 and more 25 international awards. In 2007 he founded, with Nuno Beato and Eva Yébenes, the production company Sardinha em Lata.


2010 VIAGEM A CABO VERDE (JOURNEY TO CAPE VERDE), Portugal, 2010, ANI, HD, Colour, 17'
2010 DODU - O RAPAZ DE CARTÃO (DODU - THE CARDBOARD BOY), Portugal, 2010, ANI, Betacam SP, Colour, 5'
2009 PASSEIO DE DOMINGO (SUNDAY DRIVE), Portugal•Belgium•France•Netherlands, 2009, ANI, 35mm, Colour, 20' 2004 ABRAÇO DO VENTO (WIND’S EMBRACE), Portugal, 2004, ANI, 35mm, Colour, 2'34''
1999 A SUSPEITA (THE SUSPECT), Portugal, 1999, ANI, 35mm, Colour, 25'
2003 AS COISAS LÁ DE CASA, ANI, Betacam, Colour, 26 X 2’30’'
2002 ALMADA SEM CARROS DIA EUROPEU SEM CARROS, ANI, Betacam, Colour, 20'' /25''
2000 TIMOR LORO SAE, ANI, 35mm, Colour, 1'
2000 SALÃO LISBOA SPOT, ANI, Betacam, Colour, 30''
1999 CINANIMA SPOT, ANI, Betacam, Colour, 1'
1996 O JARDIM DA CELESTE, ANI, Betacam, Colour, episódio de 1'
1996 O JARDIM DA CELESTE, ANI, Betacam, Colour, 1'
1996 O BANQUETE DA RAINHA, ANI, Betacam, Colour, 1'
1995 OVOS, ANI, 35mm, Colour, 1'


Journey to Cape Verde

Viagem A Cabo Verde (Orig.) / 2010 / Portugal / 17 min

This is the story of a sixty day long walk in Cape Verde. No mobile phone, no watch, no plans for what to do next – only the bare essentials in the backpack. Out traveller explores the mountains, the villages, the sea, a talking tortoise, the goats, the music, the dry haze, the people of Cape Verde and an essential part of himself.





David Čálek‘s successful documentary Climbing Higher about Czech climber Radek Jaroš, which won at the BANFF festival, is available for FREE streaming in the online documentary cinema DAFilms.com from December 8 to 11.

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- 8.12.2016 -

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

For 3.99 euro, you can get a selection of documentaries that entered Czech cinematic distribution in 2016 as well as access to another 1500 films from around the world. Dear friends, please, do not forget that you can give an ideal present not only to your intellectual friends but also to yourselves.

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- 7.12.2016 -

Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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- 22.11.2016 -

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