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'
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.