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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.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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