A Panorama of Brazilian Animation
This year, in which the Brazilian animation turns 100 years old, we will have the opportunity to know a little more of what is being made in the land of Samba.
Although rarely commented on, Brazilian animation has always had a cultural significance, including being one of the highlights in the field of international advertising awards since the 1970s. History of Brazilian animation will be the theme of a lecture, held by the Brazilian animator, professor and doctorate student of Lisbon University, Eliane Gordeeff. She will comment on and show excerpts from several animated works, which are regarded as the icons of Brazilian production − such as the first official Brazilian animation, The Kaiser (''O Kaiser'', 1917) by Álvaro Marins/ ''Seth''; advertisements that received prizes at the Cannes Publicity Festival (1970s and 1980s), the short, Meow! (1982) by Marcos Magalhães, which won a special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and The Boy and the World (''O Menino e o Mundo'', 2015), an Oscar nominated and winner of Annie Awards 2016 − that represent and illustrate the development of this art form over time in Brazil.
A story about hard work and disappointment, but at the same time about victories that everyone is invited to get to know.
is a Brazilian animator, professor and researcher of animation. Her interest in animation began during her Design Studies graduation year, nevertheless, her first animation Fiat Lux, in 3D, got made no sooner than six years later, in 2000.
After that, Gordeeff produced, animated and directed more than 15 animated shorts, some of which were exhibited at international festivals such as Cinanima (Portugal), Nuevo Latinoamericano de Havana (Cuba), Anima Mundi (Brazil), Sicaf (South Korea), Anima (Argentina), BAF (United Kingdom), Guadalajara (Mexico). In 2003, she and her husband created a small animation studio in Rio de Janeiro, called Quadro Vermelho Produções.
Her concern as an animator and as a researcher is about the animated image − how it works and which is the best way to present an action, a feeling, a story. Nowadays, she is developing her book project and finishing her doctor's degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, where she studies how the animated images represent the imaginary in live-action productions.