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Residency of Mariana Guerreiro Ferreira

hosted by Imaginaria – International Animated Film Festival
Participating countries:
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Applied Arts
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
© Rocco De Benedictis


  • From 21-08-2023 to 26-08-2023
Generation #1



Project summary

The aim of this residency project is to play an important role in facilitating and catalysing the animator's ability to move across the world, to provide her with new ideas for her production path both through contact with the different communities linked to the three partner festivals and through the training course connected to it. The young animator will be provided with a path that will touch upon all the stages of a production process, from research to the management of the creative process, from the analysis of market needs to how to propose a project by meeting the most important institutions, funds, organisations and producers, understanding the life cycle of each animated project from pre-development to sale.


Mariana Guerreiro Ferreira

Biography: Mariana Ferreira is a portuguese multi-disciplinary creative based in Lisbon, currently working as a freelance animator and graphic designer. Her interest in animation grew when she was doing her BA in design. She did project Lessons in the Kitchen started when she was living in erasmus in Belgium, where she took her first animation class. After that, she did a MA in Animation in Barcelona, where she directed and animated her first stop motion short film for the final project, Pobre Antonio. She is interested in documenting and telling stories about people and the struggles they encounter in their everyday life. Her characters try to reflect the quirkiness that makes each person special and different.

Participating festivals

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