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‘Chicken for Linda!’ ‘Almost Forgotten’ Lead MONSTRA 2024 Winners

‘La Saison Pourpre’ and ‘It’s Just a Whole’ also take home awards at the Lisbon Animation Festival’s 23rd edition that wrapped up last week.  

The 23rd edition of MONSTRA – The Lisbon Animation Festival wrapped up last week, revealing a roundup of the event’s best films and dates for next year’s 25th-anniversary event slated for March 20-30, 2025.

Out of nearly 400 films in competition, here are the winners:

Portuguese Competition (11 films presented):

The SPA - Vasco Granja Award:

  • Almost Forgotten by Dimitri Mihajlovic and Miguel Lima. 

Jury Special Award - HBO Max and the Audience Award (two awards)

  • Cold Soup by Marta Monteiro

Jury Special Award - HBO Max

  • Alma's Condition by Sara Naves

Special Mention:

  • Easter by André Ruivo

Short Film Competition

MONSTRA Grand-Prix for Best Short by RTP:

  • La Saison Pourpre by Clémence Boucherea

The Best Portuguese Short - international competitive section, supported by Ageas Seguros:

  • Cold Soup by Marta Monteiro

Jury Special Award:

  • Drijf by Levi Stoops

The Audience Award

  • Madeleine by Raquel Sancinetti

Feature Film Competition

MONSTRA Grand-Prix for Best Feature Film by RTP and Audience Award (two awards)

  • Chicken For Linda! by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach

Best Youth Feature Film

  • Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light by Filip Pošivač

The Jury Special Award

  • The Concierge by Yoshima Itazue Concierge

MONSTRINHA Competition:

MONSTRINHA Grand-Prix, presented by INATEL

  • Nube by Diego Estrada and Christian Arrendondo Narváez

Audience Awards (two awards)

The Schools’ Award:

Pufferfish by Julia Ocker

Family Programme Audience Award:

  • The Mystery of Missing Socks by Oskar Lehemaa

Special Mention:

  • Due Battiti by Marino Guarnieri

Student Short Film Competition:

Best Student Film

  • It’s Just a Whole by Bianca Scali

Special Mentions (two):

  • Your Dad by Anita Kühnel Szabó
  • See You Champion! by Alexis Mouron

Junior Jury Team Awards:

Best Student Short Film

  • Are You There Mr. Wolf? by Louise Laurent, Alizée Van de Valle, Emma Fessart, Jeanne Galland, Célina Lebon, and Annouck François

Special Mentions (two)

  • On the 8th Day by Agathe Sénéchal, Alicia Massez, Elise Debruyne, Flavie Carin, and Théo Duhautois
  • Dandelion by Ling Zhao and Zhengwu Gu

The Audience Award

  • Ride on the Wind by Jiahang Li

Super Short Film Competition:


  • Cats Are Liquid by Natálie Durchánková

Best Portuguese Short Short

  • Aromas by Tiago Silva, Eyshila Gondim, and Sofia Ceia

Jury Special Awards (two)

  • The Blue Boy by Rickie Cai
  • Knowing How to Fall is a Science by Katalin Elege

Perspectives Competition (audience only awards):

The Audience Award for Feature Films

  • Robot Dreams by Pablo Berger.

Audience Award for Short Films

  • Mee and Burd by Greg McLeod

Career Awards - Directors/animators honored for their contributions and achievements in the animation industry:

  • José-Manuel Xavier: his new short Saudade, talvez... preimiered during the festival.
  • Georges Schwizgebel: A legend of Swiss animation who presented a MONSTRA masterclass.

Visit the event website for more information and updates.

Source: MONSTRA 2024

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