Regina Pessoa wins Anima Mundi Festival Grand Prix

22 July 2019

After being awarded in Annecy, France, the short film "Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days" is once again distinguished at the Brazilian animation festival.

The short film "Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days", by Regina Pessoa, won the Grand Prize of the International Animation Festival of Brazil - Anima Mundi.

In addition to the Grand Prix, the film was also awarded the prize for Best Sound Design.

"Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days" had already received, in June, the Jury Award at the Annecy Animation Film Festival, in France, where he was also distinguished with the Award for Best Original Music, by Canadian composer Normand Roger.

This 13-minute short film, distributed and promoted by AGENCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency and co-produced between Portugal (Abi Feijó, Ciclope Filmes), France (Reginald de Guillebon, Les Armateurs) and Canada (Julie Roy, ONF), describes the special relationship between Regina Pessoa and her uncle. The film is a testament of her love for this eccentric, who was an artistic inspiration and played a key role in her becoming a filmmaker. A moving tribute to a poet of the everyday.

Regina Pessoa was born in Coimbra and graduated in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto. In 1992, she started to work as an animator in the film "The Outlaws"" by Abi Feijó. She did animation and graphic research for the film "Fado Lusitano" and animation in sand for the film "Stowaway", both films by Abi Feijó.  In 1996 she starts directing. Her films obtained a vast recognition, winning countless awards and becoming inescapable references. All her films are in the Portuguese National Cinema Plan, being studied by children and young students in schools in Portugal. In 2016, she became Senior Lecturer at FILMAKADEMIE - Germany and in 2018 she was invited to be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

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