[CLOSED] Applications for the Cinema Support Fund 2018 can be submitted until March 8

Film projects in post-production phase, by Portuguese filmmakers or by foreigners residing permanently in Portugal, who wish to apply for the 2018 edition of the Cinema Support Fund (Fundo de Apoio ao Cinema) may do so until March 8.

The Cinema Support Fund is a complementary tool to support the post-production of Portuguese films and the 2018 edition is composed by the following partners: IndieLisboa – Cultural Association, Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT), Digital Mix Música e Image, and GDA Foundation.

Among the supports granted are: the value of € 1,500 attributed to a documentary and filming equipment, by the ULHT; post-production sound services for a feature film and for a short film, by Digital Mix Music and Image; and € 6,000 for the creation of original music, awarding a feature film (€ 4,000) and a short film (€ 2,000), or alternatively three short films (each € 2,000) by the GDA Foundation.

Candidate projects may be of short or feature films, regardless of their genre (fiction, documentary, animation or experimental) and they must be at the start of post-production at the time of application.

A commission with members of all the partner entities in the 2018 edition will choose 8 projects (of all valid applications received) by March 30.

These 8 pre-selected projects are subsequently presented to an international jury, during the IndieLisboa festival, in which the authors give a presentation pitch.

The final decision is known the day following the pitch and a maximum of 4 projects will be supported.

Applications must be made through a single pdf with all documents requested to the e-mail fundo@indielisboa.com

The application form is available bellow (in Portuguese only)

Formulário de Candidatura 2018

Regulamento 2018



IndieJúnior is coming! Check out some of the films selected

The programme of our “huge” mini-festival is getting ready at an racing pace and it’s time to unveil some of this year surprises’!

IndieJúnior is divided between screenings for schools and screenings for families. Both present new and recent short films from around the world, programmed by ages: preschool / + 3 years; + 6 years; + 9 years; and + 12 years.

For children (+ 3 years) we will, among other films, present the work of Julia Ocker, a german director expert in animation for the youngest audiences. The joyful Penguin and several other of her films featuring animals, will be part of the programme for this age group screenings’ and Ocker will be present during the festival to share her experience with children. Another surprise for preschoolers is the portuguese film: Flor de Papel, by Margarida Roxo Neves.

For the +7 years group we can already announce two films: The Twin Islands by Manon Saillye and The Cook by Stella Raith. These films pose two important questions: Is symmetry the way to perfection? Who takes the best, the cook or the food?

The screening for the +10 years group also includes a portuguese film, Em Lugar Algum, by Inês de Sá Frias and Leandro Martins, which tells the story of a child growing up with its family in a traveling circus.

For the +13 years group we have selected moving and challenging films that reflect how it is for young people to exist in a constantly changing world and how they deal with intimate relationships with friends and family. Negative Space, by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, talks about those connections using a beautiful metaphor of a suitcase.

We also have screenings for the whole family and friends! Here the goal is to break the mould, allow everyone to have fun and understand the films. It doesn’t matter if the family has children with 3 or 12 years old, cousins ​​with 15 years old and uncles with 22. The films part of these family screenings – which will take place during weekends and holidays – will for sure entertain all spectators, from 0 to 100 years old! The opposite day (Fabian Friedrich); Le loup boule (Marion Jamault); Threads (Toril Kove); Temptation (v. A.), Camino de agua para un pez (Mercedes Marro); Patchwork Dog (Angela Steffen); Voyagers (v. a.); Pinguin (Julia Ocker) e Moody Booty (Kathrin Kuhnert).

These films are all competing for the IndieLisboa’18 awards’ and the audience will have give the final word for each screening by voting on the films and deciding who will take the People’s Choice award. So… get prepared, with so many great films it will be a challenge to decide!

Jóhann Jóhannsson

IndieLisboa regrets the death of Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer and director who in 2015 received the International Competition Short Film Award with End of Summer, a film in which the Antarctic landscapes are animated by animal life and human memory. At the time, the jury decided to award the prize to the film for the reasons we now understand as part of his legacy:

“For it’s visual beauty, timelessness and nostalgic familiarity, accentuated with great emotional veracity by a musical score that punctuates each of the concepts of resilience, eternal migration and fragile existence, the Short Film Grand Prize is awarded to End of Summer. – The jury would like to note the film transported us to an impossible place of such melancholic beauty, employing simple observation at its most elemental yet yielding great depth and complex connections to a common emotional chain. We felt this beautiful, abstract landscape someplace we would not be invited to again.”

Best known for his work as a composer (The Theory of Everything, Sicario, among others), and one of the most interesting of the last decade, Jóhann Jóhannsson directed only one film, a work of endless beauty.


John Parish’s concert film on May 4 on the 15th IndieLisboa

The film-concert of the musician John Parish, Screenplay, is presented for the first time in Portugal in an initiative of IndieLisboa, in collaboration with Culturgest, and the Hard Club.

Screeplay takes place at the Hard Club in Porto on May 3 at 9:30 pm and in Lisbon at the Culturgest Grand Auditorium on May 4 at 9:30 pm, integrated into IndieLisboa programme.

Tickets (€ 15) are on sale starting today, in the concert halls and on Ticketline.

Screenplay is an album and a concert by acclaimed composer, musician and producer John Parish, a regular contributor to PJ Harvey and also known for his work with Eels, Giant Sand, Rokia Traoré or Aldous Harding (of whom produced his debut album Party, considered one of the best of 2017), among others.

The concert features Parish, along with musicians Marta Collica, Giorgia Poli, Jean-Marc Butty and Jeremy Hogg, and a splash of film excerpts, some of them with an intimate connection to the history of IndieLisboa programme.

During the concert, the films presented are:

L’enfant d’en haut (Ursula Meier, 2012)

Little Black Spiders (Patrice Toye, 2012)

The Farmer’s Wife (Francis Lee, 2012)

She, a Chinese (Xiaolu Guo, 2009)

Plein sud (Sebastien Lifshitz, 2009)

Nowhere Man (Patrice Toye, 2008)

Waltz (Norbert Ter Hall, 2006)

Water (Jennifer Houlton, 2004)

Rosie (Patrice Toye, 1998)

Parish composes for cinema, theatre and contemporary dance since the late 1990s. He has written the music for numerous films including Rosie (Patrice Toye, 1998), for which he received the Special Jury Prize at the Biennial of Bonn of Music for Cinema and Television. He also composed the music of L’enfant d’en haut (Ursula Meier), winner of the Berlinale Silver Bear in 2012.

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