Amélia & Duarte

This story begins at the end, the end of Amélia and Duarte.


Film Director, Art Director

In this story we are guided through the relationship of Amélia and Duarte, two people that fell out of love and are trying to cope with the feelings that come after a relationship has ended.

Their relationship has the shape of an archive box and its contents illustrate the story of their breakup. We are guided through their separation as they try to divide, destroy and erase the memories of each other.

The film is made in pixilation and stop-motion and has the Technicolor feel of the 50s, portraying not only the surrealism of their actions, but also giving an ironic chromatic impression about the end of love.

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  • Animafest - World Festival of Animated Films Zagreb

    Zlatko Grgić Award, Croatia, 2015

  • Curtas Vila do Conde Festival Internacional de Cinema

    Audience Award "SPA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores", CANAL + Award, Portugal, 2015

  • European Animated Film Festival Balkanima

    Special Mention, Serbia, 2015

  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

    2nd Prize for Best Animated Short (Youth Jury), 2nd Prize for Best Animated Short (Adult Jury), USA, 2015

  • ReAnimania Yerevan International Animation Film Festival

    Special Mention in the Short Film Competition, Armenia, 2015

  • Cinanima - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação de Espinho

    António Gaio Prize, Portugal, 2015

  • Monstra Festival de Animação de Lisboa

    Best Portuguese Film - SPA Award | Vasco Granja, Portugal, 2016

  • Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film Festival

    Golden Horseman for Best Animated Film in the National Competition, Germany, 2016

  • Academia Portuguesa de Cinema - Gala de Prémios Sophia

    Best Animated Short Film, Portugal, 2016

  • Brooklyn Film Festival

    Best Animation, USA, 2016

  • Arouca - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Arouca

    Best Animated Film, Best Director, Portugal, 2016

  • Ciudad de Soria - Certamen Internacional de Cortos

    Jury's Special Prize, Spain, 2016

  • Leiria Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens

    Best Portuguese Animated Short Film, Portugal, 2016

Directors: Alice Guimarães, Mónica Santos
Original Idea: Mónica Santos
Storyboard: Alice Guimarães
Amélia: Sara Costa
Duarte: Gilberto Oliveira
Archivist: Luís Ribeiro
Costumes: Alice Guimarães, Helena Cardia, Marta Lima, Mónica Santos, Emanuel Barros, Jorge Araújo, Jorge Ribeiro, José Carlos Pereira, Miguel Santos, Ricardo Jorge Pereira
Narrator: Eloy Monteiro
Composer: Pedro Marques
Cinematographer: Manuel Pinto Barros
Art Direction: Marta Lima, Mónica Santos
Costumes: Mónica Santos
Seamstresses: Francisca Santos, Olívia Santos
Make-up and Hair: Ticha Nascimento
Art and Production Assistant: Eduardo Ribeiro
Graphic Design: Joana Araújo
Sup. Post-Production: Thomas Meyer-hermann
Post-production: Studio Film Bilder
Post Production Manager: Bianca Just
Technical Director & 2D Artist: Ralf Bohde
2D Artist: Jorge Ribeiro
3D & Compositing Artist: Matthias Bäuerle
Compositing Artists: Alice Guimarães, Yannick Stark, Sathya Schlösser
Editor: Martha Ewa Wojakowska
Color Grading Studio: Sun Flag Studio
Colorist: Marco Amaral
Sound Post-Production: Klangerfinder
Sound Supervisor: Florian Käppler
Sound Manager: Sarina Wijasuriya
Sound Artist & Mixer: Jürgen Swoboda
Sound Studio – Voice PT: Play Audiovisuals
Music: Orchestrated by Dimitrios Andrikopoulos
Musicians: Ana Magalhães, Francisca Machado, Hugo Ribeiro, Jordi Ponslurdes Carneiro, Katerina Milusova, Marco Pereira, Marta Eufrázio, Natália Gomes, Rui Fontes
Recording: José Nando Pimenta
Recorded in: Meifumado
Produced by: Jump Willy
Musical excerpts provided by: Os Tornados
Filmed on Location: Casa De Vilar and Porto
Accountant: Luís Pereira
Translation: Margaret Jull Costa
Distribution/Sales: Agência Da Curta Metragem, Studio Film Bilder Producers: Abi Feijó, Thomas Meyer-hermann
Executive Producer: Marta Lima
Co-Production: Ciclope Filmes, Studio Film Bilder
Film Financed By: ICA – Instituto Cinema E Audiovisual, Government Of Portugal, RTP – Rádio Televisão Portuguesa, Filmförderung Baden-württemberg
Support: Folimage Studio