The 15th edition of IndieLisboa starts tomorrow

Until May 6th, almost 250 films will be screened at the main cinemas of the city, in a selection of national and international productions made by unique and recent filmmakers. Culturgest, Cinema São Jorge, Ideal Cinema, Cinemateca Portuguesa and Palácio Galveias Library will be the main venues of the 15th edition of IndieLisboa, which will be marked once again by its commitment to the national production, with the screening of 49 Portuguese films; and by the creation of a set of complementary initiatives that promote debates about cinema. It is worth mentioning the important role of women who, in the short film screenings of the International Competition, have directed 18 films out of the 33 that will be shown.

This year, the festival features three special cine-concerts: John Parish: Screenplay, film-concert (May 4th, at Culturgest), Strá… Tum… Pschh, with Joaquim Albergaria and Ricardo Martins (April 28th, at Culturgest) and My Macau, a cine-performance with António-Pedro (April 30th, at Cinema São Jorge).

In the children’s section of the festival, IndieJunior, the workshops make the festival’s rich program even richer. In the Your “animanimal” workshop, German director Julia Ocker shares how she gets the ideas for her films (May 1st, at Cinema São Jorge); and in another workshop, dancer and choreographer Yola Pinto will immerse us in the works of artist Anne Vasof (April 29th, at Cinema São Jorge). In the other three workshops, organized by Volta Fica, even more fun activities will be happening, always with a strong connection to specific films of the program.

It also worth mentioning the single open-air screening of this year, which will take place under a full moon at Cine-Teatro do Capitólio, on April 30th, with the unique film by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, Good Manners.

The complete program of the festival can be found at Tickets can now be purchased at Culturgest’s central ticket office, Cinema São Jorge,  Cinema Ideal and on Ticketline’s website.