Beast International Film Festival 25 — 29.09.2024


Digital or manual? Group or individual? Theoretical or practical? The answer is: all of them!

As part of the Visegrad Film Hub programme, and in partnership with Primanima festival, BEAST presents an animation workshop that brings together opposing pairs of concepts to present a wide perspective on the wonderful world of cut-out animation.
In the process the kids will learn the basics of cut-out character design, storytelling, motion dynamics, working with sound to expand their knowledge on visual storytelling in a fun and joyful way. In the workshop, we want to encourage them to work on a short story from their own lives using animation techniques. Since working on moving images and storyline is not a lonely and individual task, it is also a good occasion for children to work in groups, and to find the part that best suits their own personality and intentions.

Date: 30.SEP e 01.OCT (SAT and SUN)
Time: 11am to 4pm, with a break for lunch (1pm to 2.30pm)
Location: OKNa – Espaço Cultural — Rua Igreja de Cedofeita 27, Porto
Target audience: children aged 8 to 12
Free entry


The workshop will be held by lectures from Primanima World Festival of First Animations and BABtér Animation Base and Creative Space (Hungary): Tamás Patrovits (Animated film director, graphic artist, and art teacher), Ádám Miklós (designer, animator, animation teacher) and Kata Incze (director and supervisor in independent films).

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
The workshop will be held in English with translation into Portuguese.