It was the second best IndieLisboa International Film Festival ever. More than 37,000 people visited the festival venues over two weeks, which means an increase of more than 9,000 spectators compared to the previous year. Between 26 April and 9 May, 34 film screenings sold out, 9 of which were part of the national program. We highlight the screenings of the film Hip to da Hop, that was the film selling the largest number of tickets for a single screening, and for the national competition for short films that had the best numbers ever in the history of the festival, reinforcing the very positive moment that the portuguese cinema is experiencing. In IndieJunior, the children’s section, the program also achieved great success, with three screenings sold out, a proof of the festival’s strong bond to schools and families.
Participants are still to be counted in the various parallel activities the festival offered for its 2018 edition, which include IndiebyNight concerts and parties, IndieJunior activities and workshops, LisbonTalks and screenings dedicated to the industry. These numbers will be announced later.
As for IndieLisboa, the festival will return in 2019, between May 2nd and 12th with a renewed selection of recent national and international films. And cinema will again be a reason for celebration, questioning and a meeting point within the city.