Fans of animation will want to be in Lisbon for the city’s Animated Film Festival from the 11th to the 21st of March. “Festival Monstra 2010″ will screen animated films from around the world, including a selection of shorts competing for the “Best Short” prize. There will also be a special section dedicated to Portugal’s animated films throughout the country’s cinema history, with the oldest film shown dating from 1923. All of these Portuguese films and most of the other foreign ones will be shown at Cinema São Jorge in Avenida da Liberdade, while other screenings will also be presented at Cinema City Alvalade and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation among other venues.
The first “Monstra” was held in 2000 and its goal is to promote the art of animation from around the world, with workshops, master classes, and special exhibitions accompanying the screenings.
You can get all the details of this year’s festival at the official website: www.monstrafestival.com