Ateliês PLAY 2023

NOTE: Registration form at the bottom of the page

After receiving the confirmation email, you can pick up your ticket up to 5 minutes before the start of the workshop.

It is not allowed to enter to the room after the session has started .


Dancing Puppets

25 February | 11h | 120’ 

Families with children between 8-13 years old  

7 € Adult , 5€ Child

Venue 2

Wooden construction workshop

Design and orientation: Maria Ribeiro e Sara Luz

Is it  dancer or a filmmaker? A spectator or a dreamer? A child or an adult? In this workshop, we will discover what the dancers look like in Cecília Meireles’ poem “A bailarina”. Will they be big or small, boys or girls? We will work on creativity and three-dimensionality using different types of wood that can be combined with each other to make a unique puppet.

Either This or That – Reinvent

25 February  | 14h30 | 120’ |

+7  years old | 7.50€

Venue 2 

(Wooden construction workshop)

Design and orientation: Maria Ribeiro e Sara Luz

Starting from Cecília Meireles’ poem “Ou isto ou aquilo” we will all start with a common object, a wooden shoe form. These moulds were used by the old shoemakers to create many different shoes. However this time, with our creativity and imagination we will transform them.

Animation film workshop


Based on poems by the poet Cecília Meireles, proposals are built to approach animation cinema through the stop-motion technique. All participants are invited to try out this technique and encouraged to create perspectives on the poems and proposed materials. In the end, they will see the film made, with the acquired knowledge about the practice of animation cinema and the thoughts that Cecília Meireles proposes in her poems for childhood.

A collective exercise that stimulates individual and group creativity, including that of the parents, who are invited to participate.

All is good…

26 February | 11h | 90’ |

3-5  years old | 7.50€

Venue: Rank

Design and orientation: Nuno Bernardo

Let’s make an action movie, with superheroes and villains. A dramatic, suspenseful production of bad guys versus good guys. And in the end who will win?


Here and There

26 February | 14h30 | 120’ |

6-9 years old | 7.50€

Venue: Rank

Design and orientation: Nuno Bernardo

From the poem by Cecília Meireles, we will construct a film whose action places us on both sides of the cinema – as an audience and within the film itself. Explore the importance of the ‘Loop’ that will accompany us forever…

The Best is to Walk

4 March | 14h30 | 120’ | 

Families with children between 6-13 years old

7 € Adult , 5€ Child

Venue Rank

Design and orientation: Nuno Bernardo

Poetry summons landscapes and in this workshop we will be able to create, through animation cinema, all the landscapes we can imagine seeing from the top floor. Some say it’s the most beautiful – let’s find out who?


Documentary Film Studio


4 March | 14h30 | 120’ | +6 anos |  7.50€

5 de March | 11h | 120’| + 6 anos| 7.50€

Sala/Venue: 2

Design and orientation:  Inês T. A

Based on the film ÁGUAS DO PASTAZA we enter the forest to discover how a narrative is built through images and sounds. 

Among the trees, the fruit, the mushrooms and the insects, we will imagine what is not shown to us visually. Can we hear it?

From here we can also try to describe something…


Dubbing Studio

Making Films Talk

5 de March | 10h45 e 14h30| 120’|

4-13 years old| 7.50€ |

Venue: Rank

Design and orientation:  Leonor Cabral

We will take your voice and carry it inside a film. A microphone, your voice and … action! Meow… … good morning! … atchimmm… Sounds, phrases, exclamations, screams, yawns, sighs. Whatever it takes to get the characters talking. You’ll start watching films like you’ve never heard them before!