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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.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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