Private Project


Felicidade lives trapped in the memories of the past, unable to forget the traumatic episodes of childhood, of domestic violence between parents. These events led her to take refuge in herself, withdrawing from the outside world. One day, hope for a better future appears in her life.

  • Clarisse Silva
  • Clarisse Silva
  • Clarisse Silva
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Escola das Artes - Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Distribution Information
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola das Artes (Jaime Neves -
Director Biography - Clarisse Silva

Clarisse Andreia Gomes da Silva, was born on July 7, 1999, in Penafiel. She has always been passionate about arts, photography, animation and cinema, but it was during her graduation that she discovered her passion for illustration and video. In 2020, in the last semester of the 3rd year of her degree at ISCE Douro, she had the opportunity to attend the “2D/3D Animation” course at LISAA, during Erasmus in Paris. That's how her passion solidified and that's how she decided to follow in the footsteps of animation cinema, joining the School of Arts - Portuguese Catholic University of Porto. In her first year as a Master's student in the Sound and Image: Animation course, she carried out for the first time an animation project, entitled “Happiness”, in which she addresses psychological issues, such as depression resulting from post-traumatic episodes.

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