Class of 2021, Shortlisted for Excellence in Animation


by Débora Mendes, Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa

A scientist seeks answers by observing the world through the lens of her microscope.

MSFF 2021 Screening Times

Cellfie is screening at MSFF, happening December 28-29, 2021. Our Festival livestream is free, and open to the public. You can watch the film on December 29th, 2021, at 3:20pm EST.

Prefer to watch it on your own time? With, our experimental VOD option this year, you can watch all of this year's film slate up to seven days after the Festival ends. Purchase required.

About The Film

Film Stills

About The Filmmaker

Born in Lisbon in 1991, Débora Mendes had her initial training in health care.
She studied Animation at the Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa.

In her films she likes to mix animation techniques: Reverso (live action and 2D animation) and Sea Shepherd (2D animation and stopmotion).

She is also interested in the areas of illustration, painting and photography. She is currently doing her internship in Sardinha em Lata.


- Débora Mendes, Director,Writer
- Universidade Lusófona, Producer
- Débora Mendes, Animators
- Elmano Diogo, Animators
- João Lourenço, Sound

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