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Daniela Fortuna (1993) is a Portuguese artist and independent animation filmmaker who was born in a small town close to Lisbon. In 2015 after her graduation in Multimedia Art with a specialisation in Traditional Animation from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon she started to work on different individual and collective animation projects for Lx Filmes and  Filmes do Gajo, where she works now as an animator and background artist. Her work has been selected for several national and international film festivals and exhibitions. In 2021 studied Audio Production at Academia Gerador and Interferência. While her breakthrough work is mainly in drawing, she has also more recently worked with sound and analog photography. She is currently working on her first animated documentary short film.


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Education

2021
Audio Production
Academia Gerador and Interferência

2012 - 2015
Graduation in Multimedia Art (Traditional Animation)
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon


Professional activity in independent animation cinema: author films and animated series

Pelas sombras medeia a luz/ The light through the shadows (in production) animation short film by Mário Gajo de Carvalho produced by Filmes do Gajo. Backgrounds, animation and inbetweening.

Diários de Thomaz de Mello Breyner/ Thomaz de Mello Breyner Diaries (in production) documentary series based on the book Thomaz de Mello Breyner, Relatos de uma Época, do final da Monarquia ao Estado Novo by Margarida de Magalhães Ramalho, directed by Manuel Mozos and produced by LX Filmes. Animation and painting.

Suspensão/ Poise (2020) animation short film by Luís Soares produced by Filmes do Gajo. Animation, inbetweening and digital painting.

O rapaz e a coruja/ The boy and the owl (2018) animation short film by Mário Gajo de Carvalho produced by Filmes do Gajo. Additional sound design, tracing and promotional material.


Awards

2018, Honorable Mention, 21st Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Sta. Maria da Feira


Film festivals selections, screenings and exhibitions

2022

16.07.2022
Casa em Movimento, Session “Estados da Matéria”
Curated by Natália Azevedo Andrade and Luís Soares
Era Uma Voz Association, Casa Branca, Portugal

5.07.2022
Casa em Movimento, Session “Geografias”
Curated by Vanessa Ventura e Patrícia Guimarães
Parque Urbano de Montemor-o-Novo

26.03, 31.03 and 02.04.2022
Videoformes International Digital Arts Festival
France-Portugal year
Clermont-Ferrand, France

2020

05.11.2020 > 28.11.2020
Grey Area
with Inês Apolinário
Sala Woolf, Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal

2019

20.12.2019 > 22.12.2019
Sobre o fruto da máquina
Espaço Egeu, Lisbon, Portugal

25.08.2019 > 31.08.2019
FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte
Curated by Inês T. Alves
Cultivamos Cultura, São Luís, Portugal

20.03.2019 > 31.03.2019
Monstra Lisbon Animation Festival
Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

19.03.2019
Shortcutz Lisbon, Session #337
O Bom, o Mau e o Vilão, Lisbon, Portugal

14.03.2019 > 17.03.2019
Videoformes International Digital Arts Festival
Espace municipal Georges-Conchon, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2018

25.07.2018 > 29.07.2018
22nd Avanca Film Festival
Cineteatro de Estarreja, Aveiro, Portugal

03.11.2018 > 10.11.2018
Ymotion Festival de Cinema Jovem de Famalicão
Casa das Artes, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

01.11.2018 > 04.11.2018
Cutout Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival
Centro Cultural de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico

20.10.2018 > 21.10.2018
Festival It’s Happening
Escola Artística António Arroio, Lisbon, Portugal

09.11.2018 > 11.11.2018
Strasburg Film Festival
Strasburg, VA, USA

25.10.2018 > 27.10.2018
Chorta Festival de curtas do Faial
Teatro Faialense, cidade da Horta, Faial, Azores

15.10.2018 > 20.10.2018
Locomoción Festival de Animación
Mexico City

16.10.2018 > 21.10.2018
Alexandre Trauner Art/ Film Festival
Tisza Cinema, Szolnok, Hungary

14.09.2018
Cinema no Estendal 2nd Edition
Beco do Jasmim, Lisbon, Portugal

28.08.2018 > 02.09.2018
FUSO Anual de Video arte Internacional de Lisboa
Curated by Jean-François Chougnet
MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

27.09.2018 > 30.09.2018
Olhares do Mediterrâneo
Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

18.04.2018 > 25.04.2018
FEST New Directors New Films Festival
Centro Multimeios, Espinho, Portugal

28.06.2018 > 01.07.2018
Fest Anča International Animation Festival
Stanica Cultural Centre, Žilina, Slovakia

24.04.2018 > 27.04.2018
Festival Internacional de Animación La Truca
Cineforo Andrés Caicedo, Cali, Colombia

08.04.201 > 15.04.2018
21st Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro
Curated by Karen Black
Municipal Library, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal

05.04.2018
Moving Image Arts International Short Film Festival, 3rd Edition
Ryerson University, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON, Canada

28.09.2018 > 28.10.2018
Breathe
With Tania Ferrão
Malapata Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

16.12.2017 > 16.01.2018
Habitado
MUSA Sintra Arts Museum, Sintra, Portugal

2017

12.10.2017 > 19.10.2017
Dia das Belas-Artes 181 Anos: Mostra de filmes
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal

11 > 12.02.2017
Condomínio Festival 8th Edition
Largo Residências and Joana, Ethan e Yaw’s home, Lisbon, Portugal

2016

01.06.2016 > 30.09.2016
Cinema Português em Movimento
51 film sessions in several villages of Portugal

03.12.2016
12x12
Atelier da Travessa, Lisbon, Portugal

06.08.2016
100 anos do Museu Bordalo Pinheiro (1916-2016)
Museu Bordalo Pinheiro, Lisbon, Portugal

7.04.2016
Ensaio para uma exposição II
Galeria Associação 25 de Abril, Lisbon, Portugal

16 > 17.04.2016
GAB-A 10th Edition: Galerias Abertas das Belas-Artes
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal

18.11.2015 > 17.01.16
I stood up... and never sat down again
Curated by Pedro Cabral Santo and Vitor Pinto da Fonseca
Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, Portugal

2015

18 > 19.04.2015
GAB-A 9th Edition: Galerias Abertas das Belas-Artes
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal


Collections

MUSA Sintra Arts Museum


Work published in

Telhados de Vidro No. 23, Averno Editions, November 2018.
O Cão Celeste, No. 7 to No. 13, Averno Editions, August 2015 to July 2019.


Articles

Curtas Metragens de Animação dos alunos da FBAUL na 4ª Edição do Cinema Português em Movimento. ARTECAPITAL, July 2016.
I stood up and... never sat down again. ARTECAPITAL, November 2015.