José Miguel RIBEIRO

2024 Contrechamp Feature Films Jury

José Miguel RIBEIRO

Director, Animator, Producer

After studying at the Art University of Lisbon (ESBAL), José Miguel Ribeiro studied animation at Lazennec-Bretagne (Rennes Métropole) and Filmógrafo (Porto) in 1993.

In 2000, his 25-minute film The Suspect received the Cartoon d'Or. In 2012, he founded the production company Praça Filmes with Ana Carina. In the last few years, he has directed the stop-motion children’s TV series Home Things, the short films Journey to Cape Verde, and Fragments (in selection at Locarno Film Festival 2016, and Best Documentary Award at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2017).

In 2022, he produced his first animated feature Nayola, which premiered in the official competition at Annecy Festival.

José Miguel is currently working on the animated short film The Flower and the Fish, based on Afonso Cruz’s book.


The other members of the Contrechamp Feature Film Jury
Alexandre Gavras
Inna Sahakyan

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