Fernando Galrito was born in Samora Correia (Portugal). He took Cinema, Animation, Video and Theatre Director courses and graduated in Anthropology, as well as having an MA in Culture, Communication and New Technologies. Currently, he is working on his PhD |Animation, From the screen to the stage to the Gallery.
In 2000 he founded and is the artistic director of the MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival.
Galrito teaches Animation and Artistic Interdisciplinary Project at the Superior School of Design and Art | ESAD.CR (Portugal) since 2000. He also presents lectures on the subject of Moving Images; The Pedagogy of Animation and the relation between Animation, New Technologies and Other Arts in different national and international Universities and Arts Schools, and is a guest teacher and conduct animation workshops in different universities in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Fernando Galrito has directed animated films, documentaries and videos shown and primed at national and international festivals and televisions. Direct also transdisciplinary projects relating animation, theatre, dance and fine arts.
He had also coordinated the Moving Image Centre of the Gulbenkian Foundation from 1986 until 2005. And has been a jury member of various international festivals, collaborating with various magazines, radio and TV programs related to cinema and pedagogy. He is a member of national and international organisations for Animation Arts.