Marcos MagalhÃ£es is the author of short films such as "Meow!" and "Animando", shot in the National Film Board of Canada.
He has been responsible for the first professional course in animation in Brazil, held in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada from 1985 to 1987. In 1986 he coordinated "Planet Earth", a collective film by 30 Brazilian animators for UNâ€™s Year of Peace.
He's the conceiver and producer of "Eight Point Star", a film entirely animated by late Fernando Diniz, a renowned naÃ¯f painter who lived in a psychiatric institution in Brazil. As an artist-in-residence at the Division of Animation and Digital Arts of the University of Southern California, he completed in 1999 the film TwO, a 3D computer animation combined with animated scratches on 35 mm film.
In 2000 he produced for Nickelodeon the first Latin-American episode for the series â€œShort Films by Short Peopleâ€. In 2002 he becomes a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellow with the project "Dar Alma", that conceives animation workshops for non-professionals. He's an animation teacher in the Design graduation course since 2002 and also coordinator of the Animation post-graduation course since 2004 at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.