Foi o fio

Foi o fio (Once Upon a Thread) is a short animated film inspired by the Greek myth of the thread of destiny and the three goddesses who control it.
They are Clotho, a yarn-ball woman who knits sweaters for her cat, Lachesis, an old woman who spends the days looking at the window, and Atropos, a black market vendor who sells clothes fallen from clotheslines.
There is also an umbrella taxi driver always followed by rain, a man-house, animal-people, a big-head, giants and a woman that carries the husband on her back, all connected by the thread.

"Foi o fio" (Once Upon a Thread) is a short animated film whose narrative is inspired by the mythological thread of life and the three Fates who control it.

They are Clotho (a yarn-ball woman living with her cat),  Lachesis (an old woman who spends the days looking at the window) and Atropos (a black market street vendor that sells clothes fallen from clotheslines).

There is also an umbrella taxi driver that is followed by rain, a man-house, animal-people, a big-head, giants and a woman that carries the husband on her back, all connected by the thread.

"Foi o fio" (Once Upon a Thread) is a short animated film whose narrative is inspired by the mythological thread of life and the three Fates who control it.

They are Clotho (a yarn-ball woman living with her cat),  Lachesis (an old woman who spends the days looking at the window) and Atropos (a black market street vendor that sells clothes fallen from clotheslines).

There is also an umbrella taxi driver that is followed by rain, a man-house, animal-people, a big-head, giants and a woman that carries the husband on her back, all connected by the thread.

ART DIRECTION, 2D ANIMATION  

Trailer:

Clotho
Lachesis
Atropos
Pessoas bicho
mulhermarido e restantes
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Supported by:
Portuguese Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual
Portuguese Radio Television

Script, Direction & Animation:
Patrícia Figueiredo

Animation & Final Art:
Iria González Cabaleiro
Patrícia Figueiredo
Raquel Felgueiras
Rodrigo Barata

Music & Sound Design:
Joaquim Pavão

Image Editing:
António Osório
António Fonseca
Bruno Correia
Carla Tavares
Daniela Couto
Maria Rebelo

Production:
Filmógrafo / Cine-Clube de Avanca
In the scope of the Master of Illustration and Animation,
Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal

Awards and Nominations:
Best Student Film * Ajayu Festival, Peru, 2016
Best Short Animated Film * Divercine Festival, Uruguay, 2015
Special Mention - Diploma Prize * Tindirindis, Lituania, 2015
Best Short Animated Film * PORTO7 Festival, Portugal, 2015
Best Short Animated Film * Odemira Festival, Portugal, 2015
2nd Prize * Monstronale Festival, Germany, 2015
Mini Córtex Prize * Córtex - Sintra Short Film Festival, Portugal, 2015
2nd Prize * Sé Video Festival, Portugal, 2015
Nominated for the Portuguese Film Academy Sophia Awards - Animation, 2015
Young Portuguese Director Prize * CINANIMA Festival, Portugal, 2014
Best Animated Film - Avanca Competition * AVANCA Festival, Portugal, 2014
Nominated for Prémio Nacional de Animação, Casa da Animação, Portugal, 2014

Selections:
KROK (Russia)
Anima Mundi (Brasil)
Monstra (Portugal)
Rex Film Festival (Sweden)
Primavera do Cine (Spain)
Mecal (Spain)
Multivision (Russia)
AnimaSyros 8.0 (Greece)
Croq'Anime (France)
Festival de Cine de Bogotá (Colombia)
Façade Video Festival (Bulgaria)

Encontrartes (Portugal)
Festival of Nations (Austria)
Euganea Film Festival (Italy)
Black & White (Portugal)
Athens Digital Arts Festival (Greece)
Future Film Festival (Italy)
FIKE (Portugal)
Ankara International Film Festival (Turkey)
Golden Kuker (Bulgaria)
Le MIAFF (Canada)
FESTin (Portugal)
Ciné-Jeune de L'Aisne (France)
Mediawave (Hungary)
Lanzarote International Short Film Festival (Spain)
Play - Lisbon’s International Kids Film Festival (Portugal)
Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu (Chile)

Kinoprobafest (Russia)
Primanima (Hungary)

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