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“A Espuma e o Leão” conquista mais de 70 prémios internacionais


The animated film “A Espuma e o Leão” has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing 70 awards in Swedish territories. The short film was directed by Cláudio Jordão and produced by António Costa Valente, a researcher at CIAC, Cine Clube de Avanca, Filmógrafo, and Kotostudios.

Recognized as the Best Animated Film by the Swedish Academy of Motion Picture Awards in Sweden, the film premiered at the 26th AVANCA Film Festival. Since then, it has captivated audiences at festivals worldwide, garnering recognition in countries across different continents.

The acknowledgment in Sweden is just one of the many distinctions earned by “A Espuma e o Leão”. The film has been honored at various European festivals, including Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Malta, the United Kingdom, and, of course, Portugal.

In Asia, the film received acclaim in China, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan. In Africa, it was recognized in Tanzania, while in the Americas, it secured awards in Bolivia, Cuba, the USA, and Mexico.

Of the 71 awards accumulated by the year’s end, 24 were in the Best Animated Film category. Additional recognitions included distinctions for best screenplay, original idea, direction, and special effects (credited to Cláudio Jordão), best producer (António Costa Valente), best music (João Paulo Nunes), and best voice in the film for actress Dalila Carmo. The film also received awards for best Portuguese film, best poetic film, best fantasy film, among other honorable mentions.

“A Espuma e o Leão” transports viewers to July 6, 1808, when a small boat, the “Bom Sucesso” caique, set sail from Olhão with 18 brave fishermen. Facing a storm, the engaging narrative reveals an unexpected twist, blending fantastical elements with real history.

Claudio Jordão, who had aspired for years to create this film based on the tile collection in Olhão, crafted the piece using 3D and 2D animation technology, honoring the tiles and incorporating their essence into the film.

“A Espuma e o Leão” continues to be showcased at various international festivals and will soon hit cinemas nationwide, alongside the feature film “Sonhos” by director Joaquim Pavão.

The film has received support from the ICA – Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual of the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Olhão.

António Costa Valente is a film producer and director, director of the AVANCA Film Festival, professor at the University of Algarve and researcher at CIAC. He has produced and directed films that have been distinguished with more than six hundred awards in festivals on all continents.

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