José Miguel Ribeiro

Digital Animation Director
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In 1992, he graduated from the Art University of Lisbon (ESBAL) with a degree in Plastic Arts – Painting and he studied drawing and puppets animation in Lazenec-Bretagne/ Rennes and in Filmógrafo/ Porto in 1993/4. He directed different animated short films since 1995. With the film “The Suspect” he won numerous prizes including the Cartoon D'Or 2000. In 2007 he found with two friends the animation production company Sardinha em Lata. In the last few years he directed the short animated film “Journey To Cape Verde” based in his personal illustrated journal, developed a TV series project for children named “Dodu the cardboard boy” and he recently finished is 26’ live action and animation film “Christmas wrapping paper” . He is currently working on “Nayola”, an animated feature film that for the first time in Portugal is funded by a national fund. Simultaneously, he illustrates children's picture books and he teaches animation in Portugal and abroad. He has also teach at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias..