Regina Pessoa


Regina Pessoa

Independent Animation Director

Born in Coimbra - Portugal, 1969. Graduated from Oporto’s Fine Art’s School. In 1992 she started working as animator. In 1999 she directs her first film The Night using animated engraving on plaster plates.

Since then, using various animated engraving techniques she has continued directing her films such as Tragic Story with Happy End in 2005 and Kali the Little Vampire in 2012.

Her films has since gone on to win prizes around the world, including Grand Prix Annecy’06 – France; Grand Prix SICAF 2006 – South Korea; Grand Prix Animated Shorts SXSW 2007 (South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival) – USA; twice finalist of Cartoon d'Or (2006 and 2013) - Europe; “Oscars” 2007 Shortlist – USA; Hiroshima Prize 2012 – Japan; Annie Awards Nomination in the Best Short Subject, 2013 – USA; Jury’s Award Annecy 2019 – France; Grand Prix Animamundi 2019 – Brazil, 92ND OSCARS SHORTLIST ANIMATED SHORT FILM, 47th ANNIE AWARD for the Best Short Subject, etc.

In 2016 became Senior Lecturer at Animationsinstitut - FILMAKADEMIE, Germany, and in 2018 became a Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.