World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
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Ser Semilla / To be a Seed


Ser Semilla / To be a Seed

Julia Tostado

Mexico, Portugal, Belgium, Finland / 2023 / 5' 46''



In a small town women are disappearing, vanishing into dust. Through a poetic narrative we accompany a group of women/witches, their relationship with the earth and nature, and their freedom which allows them to turn into birds and fly. However, the increasing violence is drying out their lands and killing the women. A poetic retelling of a 17thcentury tale of witchcraft in our 21stcentury; a story about women, witches, gender violence, about women’s strength and resistance.

Julia Tostado

Julia Tostado is a Mexican animator/illustrator/choreographer constantly mesmerized by movement and all of its possibilities. She completed her B.A. at Bennington College '19 (USA), where she studied the concept “Emotion through motion” through the disciplines of Animation and Dance. She graduated from a masters degree in Animation from Luca School of Art '21 (Brussels) with her film Tonalli and her dissertation “The Importance of Representation in Animation-with a focus on Latin American women.” Later she completed a second masters degree as part of the RE:Anima program. Currently she works as a freelance animator and illustrator.



Julia Tostado


Universidade Lusófona - Centro Universitário de Lisboa


Nathan Foucray-Brétonniere