Hi! My name is Alois Di Leo

I also work as a freelance director.


Alois Di Leo is a director, producer, writer and animator born in Lima, Perú and raised in São Paulo, Brazil where he founded the animation studio SINLOGO Animation. Alois Di Leo has worked in commercials, music videos and short films. His work has been showcased all around the globe as well as on some of the most important online platforms such as Vimeo Staff Picks, IDN, AWN and Short of the Week.

His first short film, “The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion” played in over 70 festivals around the world, including Cannes Critique, Hiroshima, Annecy and São Paulo, and won several awards, notably the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for best animated film in the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.  

His second short film, “Caminho dos Gigantes” (Way of Giants), a 2d animated short film, premiered in 2016 at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival as part of the Official Selection. The short tells the story of a 6 year old indigenous girl as she confronts the cycle of life and the concept of destiny. Since its premiere the films has been selected to more than 150 international film festival and has won 26 awards notably, Best of the Fest at the Oscar Qualifying Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Best Director at Curta Cinema 2016 Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Prize for Best sound Concept ANIMA MUNDI 2016, and Prix TV5 MONDE at the 25th Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine. “Caminho dos Gigantes” was also selected by Annecy as part of “Best of Annecy Kids 2016”.

Alois graduated with an MA in Animation Direction from the National Film and Television School in London before returning to Brazil to continue his creative career at Sinlogo Animation.  At the moment he is working on his next films.

Alois Di Leo é um diretor, produtor, escritor e animador nascido em Lima, Perú. Vive em São Paulo faz 17 anos onde fundou o estúdio de animação SINLOGO Animation.

Já trabalho em comerciais, music videos, series de TV e curta metragens. Seu primeiro curta-metragem “The Boy Who wanted to be a Lion (2010)”, filme em animação, passou em diversos festivais pelo mundo incluindo Semana da Critica do Festival de Cannes, Hiroshima, Annecy, Anima Mundi, e ganhou alguns prêmios como o Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award por melhor filme no “Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film”.

Seu segundo curta-metragem “Caminho dos Gigantes” (Way of Giants) estreou em Annecy em 2016 na seleção oficial do festival. Até a data o filme ja entrou em mais de cento e cinquenta festivais e ganhou 26 prêmios como “Best of the Fest” no Oscar qualifying Chicago Children’s Film Festival, “Prix du Jury” no 25ª Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine e “Melhor Diretor” no Curta Cinema 2016 no Rio de Janeiro. “Caminho dos Gigantes” foi selecionado pelo festival de Annecy como parte do “Best of Annecy Kids 2016”.

Alois tem um Mestrado em Direção de Animação pela NFTS National Film and Television School.

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– HEART OF DARKNESS EP4 (2018; 1 episode Tv Series) 2d hand drawn + 2d Cut out (Director, Art Director, Post-production)
– VIVI VIRAVENTO (2017; 26 episodes Tv Series by Alê Abreu) After effects (Animation and Design of music clips)
– Miss Brushes Art Academy (2017; 9 episodes Web Series for Sesame Studios) (Creator, Director, Art Director)
– WAY OF GIANTS (2016; short) 2d digital hand drawn (Director, Producer, Script, Art Director, Post-production)
– ENDANGERED (2018; short) 2d digital hand drawn (Animation Director & Producer) (in production)
– LULINA E A LUA (2016; TV pilot) 2d digital Cut Out (Animation Producer)
– OGI TRINDADE PART 2 (2014; Music Video) 2d digital hand drawn, 3D (Writer, Director, Producer)
– AILEMA (2012; short) 2d digital hand drawn (Animation Director)
– THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A LION (2010; short) 2d hand drawn (Director, Animator)
– WRITING PROCESS (2009; short) pixilation (Director, Animator)


“Caminho dos Gigantes” (Way of Giants)
– 33rd Anual Chicago Children’s Film Festival – Best of the Fest (2016)
– 33rd Anual Chicago Children’s Film Festival – 1st prize for the Best Animated Short film given by the Adult Jury (2016)
– 25ª Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine – Prix TV5 MONDE  (2016)
– 16ª Goiânia Mostra Curtas – Best short film by the popular Jury of the 15ª Mostrinha (2016)
– ANIMA MUNDI 2016 – Prize for Best sound Concept
– Curta Cinema 2016 – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Best Director
– Baixada Animada 2016 – Jury’s Honorable Mention
– MONSTRA – Jury’s Honorable Mention
– Animae Caribe – Most Outstanding Animation
– Animae Caribe – Most Outstanding Regional Animation
– Foyle Film Festival – Runner Up – BEST SHORT ANIMATION
– Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia – Best Animation
– Mostra Ecofalante de Cinema Ambiental – Jury’s Honorable Mention
– Lanterna Mágica – International Animation Film Festival – Best Director
– Lanterna Mágica – International Animation Film Festival – Best Sound
– 16a Mostra Cinema Infantil de Florianópolis – Jury’s Honorable Mention
– Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Luís – Best Screenplay
– Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Luís – Best Sound
– Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Luís – Best Editing
– Rhode Island International Film Festival – FIRST prize for Best Children’s Animation
– Festival comKids – Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano 2017 – 2nd Place Best Fiction 12-15 years
– FEST 2017 New Directors, New Films Festival – FESTinha Award 3 – 7 to 12 years old
– 45 Festival de Cinema de Gramado – Best sound design
– FICI – PRÊMIO BRASIL DE CINEMA INFANTIL – 1° place animated stories
– MUMIA 2017 – Best Film National Category
– Quirino – Best Animation Design

“The Boy Who wanted to be a Lion”
– 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated – The Lotte Reiniger Sponsorship Award for Animated Film
– Sarasota Film Festival – youthFEST Best Family Film
– Giraff Animation Festival – Best of the Festival
– Festival International du court métrage d’animation Roanne – Prix international du Jury

“Writing Process”
– Winner One Minute Freedom from the OneMinute Film Festival 2009
– Jury Award – Film One Fest 2013

Main Festival Selections

– Annecy Film Festival (Jun 2016)
– Canne’s Critics Week
– 39th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – Young Audience Programme 2017
– Cinélatino 29er Reencontres de tolouse
– 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
– 45th Festival de Cinema de Gramado
– Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro 2017
– 33rd Anual Chicago Children’s Film Festival
– 25ª Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine
– Curta Cinema 2016 – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival
– Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival – SICAF2016 (Jul 2016)Seoul, North Korea
– 24th Curtas Vila do Conde IFF (Jul 2016)Vila do Conde, Portugal
– 27º Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo (Aug 2016)São Paulo, Brazil Mostra Brasil
– Heartland Film Festival FINALIST (Oct. 20-30, 2016)
– 24th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
– Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017
– Annecy 2010
– Hiroshima International Animation Festival
– Animamundi 18 Festival internacional de animação do Brasil
– British Animation Awards
– Encounters International Film Festival
– Royal Television Awards – Nominated
– Formatcourt
- 25 Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest (2010)
– Milano Film Festival
– XVII CalpalbioCinema International ShotFilm Festival
– Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation
– Cinessonee
– 12 Festival du Cinéma Europeeen en Essonne (2010)
– Golden Kuker – Sofia 2010
– Williamsburg International Film Festival (2010)
– Anaheim international Film Festival
–  Anim’est Festival Romania
-  Krok International Animated Film Festival
-  Fresh Film Fest 2010 Praha
–  Stockholm Film Festival
–  Zagreb Film Festival
–  Rencontrees Henri Langlois – Festival International des Ecoles de Cinéma
– Animatricks
– ZLÍN 2017 – 57th International Film Festival for Children and Youth
– 60th CINE Golden Eagle Finalist
– 35th  Carrousel international du film de Rimouski
– 19o FESTCURTASBH (Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte)
– 16ª Goiânia Mostra Curtas
– KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2016
– Brooklyn Film Festival
– Olhar de Cinema
– 12ª CineOP – Mostra de Cinema de Ouro Preto
– Lanterna Mágica – Festival Internacional de Animação
– 15th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
– 11ª CineBH
– 16a Mostra Cinema Infantil de Florianópolis
– Foyle Film Festival
– Cardiff Independent Film Festival
– MONSTRA (Lisbon, Portugal)
– 20ª Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes
– International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 – Educational Programme
– Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen – Educational Programs
– Bienal Internacional do Cinema Sonoro – BIS
– Athens International Film + Video Festival
– Nashville Film Festival
– Sixth international Animation Festival Chilemonos
– Future Shorts
– Omaha Film Festival
– Cannes in a van
– Tallinna Pimedate Ööde Filmfestival
– Animated Dreams
– Raindance