Ice Merchants

Portugal. 2022. Color. 14 min. Animación. Vídeo.
  • Film Director: Emanuel Oliveira.
  • Editing: Emanuel Oliveira.
  • Art director: Emanuel Oliveira.
  • Music: Emanuel Oliveira.
  • Sound: Ricardo Real; Joana Rodrigues; Ed Trousseau.
  • Animation: Ala Nunu; Emanuel Oliveira.
  • Producer: Bruno Caetano; Emanuel Oliveira; Michaël Proença.
  • Co-production: UK, France

Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily

Emanuel Oliveira

João (1996) is a Portuguese film director, animator, illustrator and a musician with classical training in piano. Recipient of a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, he did a Masters at the Royal College Art (UK), after finishing his BA at ESMAD (PT)

He has a big interest in combining his musical background with his practice in authorial animation, always taking the role of composer and sometimes instrumentalist in the films he directs, occasionally setting them to a live performance.

"Nestor" (2019) / "The Voyager" (2017)

Premio del Jurado al mejor cortometraje (Festival de Cannes, 2022)