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Category: Edition 2000

A TV set tries to tune itself in, but without success.

Original Title Shshsh - Sintonias Incompletas
Italian Title Shshsh - Sintonia Incompleta
Category Out of competition
Section Maison Lumiere
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 3'
Production Year 1999
Nationality Portugal
Directed by Mário Jorge da Silva Neves

 regista mario jorge da silva nevesMÁRIO JORGE DA SILVA NEVES

Mário Jorge started his career at the age of 19 as an inbetweener for Telecine Moro, a publicity producer in Portugal. There, he worked with the three top senior animators in the country, at the time: Mário Vasques das Neves, Artur Correia and Ricardo Neto. Between 1970 and 1973 he worked in animation for another publicity producer, Panorâmica 35, in Lisbon. In 1974 he joined IPC-Instituto Português de Cinema, for a short period of time, and in 1975 he started working on his own until 1982. These were the years of criativity and learning. He produced dozens of cartoon films, shot live action, made post-production, engineered special effects, acted in pixilated films, etc... In 1982 he founded Opticalprint in partnership with his father Mário Vasques das Neves. Since then he received some awards in Portugal for his work in animated commercials. He produced (and sometimes also animated) the four series of the portuguese version of "Sesame Street" for RTP-Rádio Televisão Portuguesa. His most notorious achievement using clay animation was the production of 53 TV commercials during the years of 1997 and 1998, the popular "SINGER Family". In partnership with Paulo Cambraia he founded MEGA T (Megatoon) in 1996. Besides TV commercials, he is now producing and animating shorts and TV series.