Regina Pessoa - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Regina Pessoa

Regina Pessoa, born in 1969, is an Animation Director from Coimbra, Portugal. She directed and animated her first independent film in 1999 titled The Night, followed by Tragic Story with Happy Ending in 2005.

In 2012, she directed Kali the little Vampire, a co-production between Portugal-France-Canada and Switzerland. She is currently working on Accounting for the Days (working title), a co-production between Portugal-France-Canada.

Her films have gone on to win prizes around the world, including Grand Prix Annecy 2006, Grand Prix Animated Shorts SXSW 2007, Oscars 2007 Shortlist, Hiroshima Prize 2012, and has twice been a finalist for the Cartoon d’Or (in 2006 and 2013).

In all her films she uses different techniques, from plaster to computer or as she likes to say: “from stone to pixel”.