Alê Abreu

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Alê Abreu
Abreu at the Annecy International Animation Festival 2018.
BornMarch 6, 1971 (1971-03-06) (age 52)
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, director
Years active1993–present

Alê Abreu (born March 6, 1971) is a Brazilian film director and screenwriter. Sírius, his first short film, debuted at the 1993 Anima Mundi as the only Brazilian animation that year.[1] It won the Best Film Award at the Festival de Cine para Niños y Jovenes and was also screened at the Mostra Internacional de Cinema São Paulo and at the section Animation for Children of the Hiroshima International Animation Festival.[2] His second short film, Espantalho (lit. "Scarecrow"), released in 1998, won the 3rd Best Brazilian Animation at the Anima Mundi,[1] the Best Art Direction Award at the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami,[3] and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 1st Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil.[4] His first feature film, Garoto Cósmico, debuted at the 2007 Anima Mundi.[5] In 2013, at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, he released his second film, Boy and the World.[6] This film became an international success, was nominated at the 88th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature,[7] and won several prizes, including the Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival[8] and the Best Animated Feature-Independent at the Annie Awards.[9]


  1. ^ a b Cataldi, Bruna (July 29, 2012). "Alê Abreu e seus 20 anos de Anima Mundi" (in Portuguese). Anima Mundi's blog. Archived from the original on 2014-05-01. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alê Abreu prepara novo filme de animação". O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Estado. March 12, 2001. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "3º Brazilian Film Festival of Miami" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Film Festival of Miami. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "É uma festa!". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. February 12, 2000. Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Festival Anima Mundi começa semana que vem". HQManiacs (in Portuguese). Universo Online. June 22, 2007. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Monty Python Returns!" (PDF). Ottawa International Animation Festival. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2021: The Complete List | 93rd Academy Awards".
  8. ^ "'The Boy and the World' Wins Top Prize at Annecy Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. June 14, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "ASIFA-Hollywood | Pixar's 'Inside Out' and 'Boy and the World' Win Top Prizes at Annie Awards". 7 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-08.

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