Polvo

 Octopus 
8’
2022




A foreigner comes to a new city. He doesn't speak the language of the locals or look like them: instead of two, he has several arms, like an octopus. He seems to approach others and even offers them his arms. Whenever he wants, the foreigner can rip off one of his arms, and it grows back. Over time, the octopus man becomes part of the city, until the day he learns the new language.




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KEY CREDITS

Direction, Screenplay and Art Direction
Catarina Sobral

Original Music
Kent Queener

Production
Humberto Santana

Co-production
Frederico Serra

Animation Direction
João Miguel Real 
Jerónimo Rocha

Voices
Gordon Fudge 
Zelino Modesto

Sound Design
João Penedo


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SCREENED AT(SELECTION)
Monstra
Portugal, 2022

Cinanima
Portugal, 2022

Portofemme
Portugal, 2022

Caminhos do Cinema Português
Portugal, 2022

Anny – Animation Nights New York
USA, 2022

CineSol Film Festival
USA, 2022

Athens Animfest
Greece, 2022

Faten Hamama Film Festival
UK, 2022

Vista Curta
Portugal, 2022

Festival de Cine Cuenca del Salado
Argentina, 2022

Macau International Short Film Festival
Macao, 2022

Montevideo World Film Festival
Uruguay, 2022

Curtas em Flagrante
Portugal, 2022

Manifest
Portugal, 2022

Supertoons
Croatia, 2023

Imagens no Tejo
Portugal, 2023

Entre Olhares
Portugal, 2023

Shorty Week International Film Festival
Spain, 2023

Shortcutz
Portugal, 2023



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AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Portuguese National Animation Award
Nominated, 2022

Greece Indie Film Festival
Jury Award, 2022

3in1 Film Fest
2nd Place – Best Animation, 2022

Barcelona Indie Awards
Nominated, 2024

Make Art Not Fear
Best Animation, 2024



© Catarina Sobral 2024