I was delighted to be invited back to perform at the Bang Awards Festival (Bang Awards 2020 – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação) in Torres Vedras, Portugal.
Ulisses, Cátia and their team do a wonderful job of coordinating world-class short animations, music and performance, along with a state of the art light-festival that transforms the delightful town of Torres Vedras into something even more magical. So many talented artists, producers and performers and people of all ages taking in the animations. Great to make new friends and catch up with others. I was invited to perform for two nights, projecting the beautiful white church of Ermida de Nossa.
Music was chosen by Alberto Totire on the first night and Roberta Guerra on the second.
On the second day I conducted an animation work shop. It was divided into two groups: live animating with Tagtool, and hand drawn animation with Flipaclip. The results were astounding. Although many had never animated before it was clearly a positive and determined group. More on this later.