IndieLisboa 2018 goes on tour

After the closure of the 15th edition of IndieLisboa, the festival goes on tour from Tuesday, May 15th, until the end of July, in nine portuguese cities.

The first events will take place in Seixal with five screenings in the Municipal Auditorium of the Forum Cultural, a partnership with the Municipality of Seixal, and in Faro, a partnership with the local cinema club, with three screenings at the Teatro das Figuras.

After this cities, the festival will be on tour in Vila Franca de Xira, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Coimbra, Viseu, Setúbal, Montemor-o-Novo and Madeira.

More details about each program (to be updated):

Seixal

Faro

On our way to Cannes

With the end of the 15th edition of IndieLisboa, our eyes now turn to Cannes, which celebrates its 71st edition this year.

A good example is the short film Amor, Avenidas Novas by Duarte Coimbra, who after taking part in the national and international competition IndieLisboa 2018 where it won the New Talent Award, now enters Cannes International Critics’ Week.

The director’s debut, who recently graduated from the Lisbon Theatre and Cinema School, tells the story of the sweet love between Manel and Rita, as well as it exposes some of the current problems experienced in the city of Lisbon.

Two of our team members are also attending Cannes festival: Margarida Moz, short film programmer, and Mickaël Gaspar, feature film programmer, will participate in the film festival to make new contacts and above all to find out more about the films and the news this edition will bring to the industry and the public. Cannes International Film Festival ends on May 19th.

More than 37,000 people went to IndieLisboa 2018

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.

The screenings of the awarded films return to Cinema Ideal

The winners of this year’s IndieLisboa were announced on the Closing Ceremony of the festival and, between Monday and Wednesday (May 7th to 9th), Cinema Ideal will hold once again the screenings of the awarded films, giving the audience the opportunity to watch and rewatch the best films of this year’s edition.

All the films will be screened with Portuguese and English subtitles.

May 7th

18h00 – Awarded Shorts 1 (105′)
Rabbit’s Blood, by Sarina Nihei (Macao Tourism Awards for Best Animation)
The Good Education, by GuYu (Macao Tourism Awards for Best Documentary)
Amor, Avenidas Novas, by Duarte Coimbra (FCSH/NOVA New Talent Award)
Braguino, by Clément Cogitore (Silvestre Award for Best Short Film)

22h00 – Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., by Steve Loveridge (IndieMusic Schweppes Award)

May 8th

18h00 – Awarded Shorts 2 (102′)
Matria, by Álvaro Gago (Macao Tourism Awards for Best Fiction)
Solar Walk, by Réka Bucsi (Short Film Grand Prize)
Tremors, by Dawid Bodzak  (Schools Award)
The Dead, by Gonçalo Robalo (Dolce Gusto Award for Best Portuguese Short Film)
Stay Ups, by Joanna Rytel (Short Film Award)

22h00 – Baronesa, by Juliana Antunes (Feature Film Grand Prize “City of Lisbon” and TVCine & Series Channels Special Award)

May 9th

18h00 – Our Madness, by João Viana (Allianz Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film)
22h00 – Lembro Mais dos Corvos, by Gustavo Vinagre (Feature Film Grand Prize “City of Lisbon” and TVCine & Series Channels Special Award)

Here are the awarded films of IndieLisboa 2018

International Competition Feature Film Jury

Feature Film Grand Prize “City of Lisbon”

EX-AEQUO
Baronesa, by Juliana Antunes
I Remember the Crows, by Gustavo Vinagre

Baronesa – “Drawing an intimate portrait of two women in the Juliana favela of Belo Horizonte, the film Baronesa stretches the tension between the extreme violence that arrive from offscreen and the possibility of tenderness that is built inside self-made walls. The signs of a complicit construction of a feminine gaze towards reality – which Juliana and the actresses are able to create in the film – are part of its beauty and strongly resonate in the communication the film establishes with the historic moment of its country.”

I Remember the Crows – “A sleepless night in São Paulo, spent in an apartment that increasingly resembles a set, with a glass of rosé, a birdcage and a kimono as props. A conversation between an actress and a filmmaker, each acting out a role no one said is fixed: an encounter, a meeting of equals, a performance, a true collaboration. A life story marked by abuse, transition and suffering but not defined by them, there is always humor, family, cinema. When you see the sun rise in the morning, it’s just like watching another film, it gives comfort, it gives energy, it gives hope.”

TVCine & Series Channels Special Award

EX-AEQUO
Baronesa, by Juliana Antunes
I Remember the Crows, by Gustavo Vinagre

International Competition Short Film Jury

Short Film Grand Prize
Solar Walk, by Réka Bucsi

“Solar Walk is, by far, the most exciting film we’ve seen in this competition. In so many ways, it could have been a problematic case of audacity of huge gone wrong, but it is just the opposite, leading the audience through a complex yet flowy journey through a colorfull existence. This animated science fiction voyage, hypnotizes the viewer with its imaginative forms, spaces and richness of textures. In the film, surprising and playful shifts between familiar and extraterrestrial subjects create psychological tension, and a cosmic rhythm of entropy. Skilful and delicate execution of images and audio evoke afterimages of authors such as Andrei Tarkovski and Stanly Kubrick.”

Silvestre Award for Best Short Film
Braguino, by Clément Cogitore 

Braguino is an outstanding exercise of thought in film. Throughout intense and ultra subjective sequences, images capture the savage beauty of nature, wild life, a sort of primitive-carefree-innocent living in the 21st century. Seasoned with splashes of paranoia and clan rivalry, Braguino is dense and coherent, muscled and childish. With it’s first images this progressive film leads the audience through a micro cosmos located in a remote region of Siberia, and depicts human life of two rival families in the mosquito filled summer months. The film shows a fragmented yet coherent image of the location and its inhabitants, two families at war. Through innovative and intensive montage of sound and image, the film grows into an allegory of primal human survival and shows the consequences of when society aggressively penetrates the idyllic.”

Macao Tourism Awards for Best Animation
Rabbit’s Blood, by Sarina Nihei

“A surrealist hand-drawn tragicomedy with so many actions/reactions in it and an abrupt ending. It hooked us to the point that we want to know what happens next. In the line of many questions and puzzles this film rapidly evokes, one stands out: What is death? Rabbits Blood is a disturbing and elegant animation about violence and solitude, told from the perspective of a child. In the labyrinth structure of the causes and effects life unfolds as an absurd play.”

Macao Tourism Awards for Best Documentary
The Good Education, by GuYu

Educating the masses to a greater living seems like the perfect plot, except that this isn’t a plot, it’s the documented reality inThe Good Education. Resisting the rules, feeling oppressed by colleagues and the system, PeiPei is trapped in what seems to be her persisting problem: resistance. Individuality versus the bulk actions of the chinese teaching system. This straightforward documentary portraits a young art student and moves the viewer beautifully between darkness and light, coldness and warmth. The Good Education shows a fraction of its protagonist’s life not explaining the past nor speculating the future. Witnessing the public pressures over her privacy, language over her silence, we look at a person who resists. Her power, like the one of the film, is grounded in the fragility of life and identity.”

Macao Tourism Awards for Best Fiction
Matria, by Álvaro Gago

Matria is a social drama that reflects deeply on the condition of women in an impoverished and deserted Galicia. For Matria, expect to experience tension, anxiety and compassion as you follow the portrayed day of Ramona’s life. Also, be prepared for hope.  Like a rock falling into water, this film sinks in the viewer’s conscience. It is fast and solid in form and somehow reflects a socio-political matter of today’s Galicia. Matria is a fiction film, almost breathing like a documentary due to the atmosphere it was shot and produced in. It explores topics such as family, human values, labour struggles and responsibility. The voice of the film grows out and further than the place and life of its fictional characters. It shows how human struggle, compromise and last, in the shrinking socio-economical space.”

Special Mention Macao Tourism Awards for Best Fiction
Coqueluche, by Aurélien Peyre

Coqueluche is one of those objects that you either love or hate. At least that’s what happened to us members of the Jury: it got us so divided and made us talk for such a long time. Already thankful for that: for giving us the chance to discuss it vividly since we first watched it, constantly comparing it to the other films in the same category. And yesterday, on the sunny rooftop of Cinemateca, it was finally ruled out, making room for Matria to win. We loved the irony, the subjectivity, everything that meant to ironize the ever so wanted french touch or style or allure or whatever it is. We love that the point of view is the one of Laurine’s, leaving it to the spectator to decide who to demonize. One of our main concerns was the building and exploitation of Laurine’s character, kind of problematic as it is so intensely objectified, and never really making it clear what she is: a victim or a true independent woman?

Considering most of the films involved in the competition had nature as their main character, especially in the form of water, it is clear for us, members of the Jury, there is an evident crisis on fiction/storytelling.

My final allegation as an individual is simple: constantly comparing Coqueluche to Matria, one final, very personal question rose, as both films were competing against each other: why was it so clear a social drama would win over a teenage flick? And what if perspectives changed and the same importance would be attributed to teenage matters? Would this visibility contribute to actively change mentalities and prevent a Laurine to turn into a Ramona?”

National Competition Jury

Allianz Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film
Our Madness, by João Viana

“João Viana’s work in OUR MADNESS goes further than an attempt at a cinematic language of its own, as an ecosystem where a sick beauty and an austere mythology coexist. It delivers us the isolation of ordinary madness transforming it into a space of freedom by our collective madness, a reflection of an ideal of cinema. We are pleased to deliver the Award for Best Film.”

Dolce Gusto Award for Best Portuguese Short Film
The Dead, by Gonçalo Robalo 

“This short work enraptured us with its command of storytelling and perfectly calibrated timing and deadpan performance. A film that reveals a succession of personal vignettes addressing death with a searing dark humor and touching sense of humanity, we are pleased to give the Award for Best Portuguese Short Film to The Dead, by Gonçalo Robalo.”

Best Director in a Feature Film
André Gil Mata, for DRVO

“André Gil Mata with DRVO demonstrates full control over the use of the camera, the dramaturgical treatment, the cinematographic environment and the duration of the film, creating a coherent and unified universe. Evident references in this film acquire a unique personality which presupposes the future development of a cohesive and artistically strong language. We are pleased to give him the Award for Best Director.”

FCSH/NOVA New Talent Award
Amor, Avenidas Novas, by Duarte Coimbra

“Bursting with charm, energy, and offbeat humor, this film manages to surprise and delight with its inventive and absurdist spins on a story of contemporary young adulthood. Music becomes its own character as an awkward romance blossoms. We are thrilled to recognize this exciting new filmmaker, Duarte Coimbra, with the Prémio Novo Talento FCSH/Nova for the film Amor, Avenidas Novas.”

Walla Collective + Portugal Film Brand New Award
Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, by Rúben Gonçalves

“Rúben Gonçalves has an innate sense of the relationship between camera and the matter it depicts. Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, constitutes a daring example of cinema ‘vérité’ where the figure of the filmmaker protects itself within a profound love for the filmed subjects. Patent, the beauty of the unstable, the ability to capture the grace inherent to dance through a discreet performance in a fluid and transparent movement that brings us the different stages in the life of the dancers in school, from childhood to the discovery of an identity as an artist.”

Special Mention Walla Collective + Portugal Film Brand New Award
Fauna
, de Lúcia Pires

“Lúcia Pires, with Fauna, stands on a graceful level of youth’s utopia and the need to believe, to have faith. It demonstrates sensitivity in the way the film represents myth and reality.”

Silvestre Jury

Silvestre Award for Best Feature Film
The Trial, by Maria Augusta Ramos

“For its cinematographic language, which allows us to make our own observations. Its open editing is fluent and elegant. A political drama told within the classic narrative without falling into the classic film-grammar and tools.

The Trial is a film on Brazilian politics which also shows the universal process of delegitimization of republican institutions and sheds a new light on the dangers to contemporary democracy.

This is a film about the structures of human life without ever losing humanity and emotions – a kind of film, that we would like to see more in contemporary cinema.”

IndieMusic Jury

Schweppes IndieMusic Award
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, by Steve Loveridge

“Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam, known in the world of pop music as M.I.A., is a complex, excessive, contradictory and intriguing figure. Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., the film that Steve Loveridge dedicates to her, has the courage and the virtue of not trying to simplify the way the Sri Lankan artist is present in it. M.I.A. is unsubmissive and demanding, controversial and criticisable, and this narrative built on an astounding collection of images – which leads us to accompany her since childhood – does not try to smoothen edges or barrenly glorify its object of study, offering the viewer enough space to refuse it. Without reinventing the conventions of music documentaries, Steve Loveridge traces a portrait where we can also find the vulnerability of an admirable pop artist and political activist.”

Internacional Amnesty Jury

Amnesty International Award
Waste N0.5 The Raft of the Medusa, by Jan Ijäs 

“It is with subtle irony and with a lot of creativity that, in a game of temporal and geographical distances, the director sheds a light on the drama of those who seek refuge. Combining three formats, it explores the possible absurdity of the transformation of tragedy into art, making us question what makes us closer and what empathy means. The Jury awards the Amnesty International Award to Jan Ijas’ Waste No.5 Raft of the Medusa, for its welcoming message of  solidarity and respect for human rights.”

Árvore da Vida Jury

Árvore da Vida Award for Best Portuguese Film
Russa, by João Salaviza and Ricardo Alves Júnior

Special Mention
Bostofrio – Oú le Ciel Rejoint la Terre, by Paulo Carneiro

Schools Jury

Schools Award
Tremors, by Dawid Bodzak 

“This is the story of a peculiar portrait of one’s adolescence stage, immersed on an attempt of, through the induction of several unbalances, finding a balance. A short film that, through an allusion to something as unexpected as a backhoe, can destabilize and make us question what we achieve when testing the limits of the human being’s imperfections. It’s the result of a happy combination of elements, starting with the tittle, that is as overwhelming as its plot and the film’s ending, which no one can be indifferent to.

For these reasons. the judges decided to present the Schools Award to the short-film Drzenia, by Dawid Bodzak.”

Universities Jury

Universities Award
An Elephant Sitting Still, by Hu Bo

“It’s impossible to dissociate this film from the tragic event that haunts it’s existence. In spite of being capable of standing on it’s own, this story and these characters are a clear reflection of it’s author. The dense camera movements and the remarkable use of focus help to draw an image of a faded society that mirrors the city it inhabits. The elegant rhythmic and structural precision as well as the prodigious ability to create a bleak atmosphere, grant this film a humanistic beauty that certainly justifies it’s long duration. This work is an epic testament of a man to the world, in which the author’s empathy towards his own characters and the human condition itself reminds us of the need for compassion in our society.”

Audience Jury

Feature Film Award
The Trial, by Maria Augusta Ramos 

Short Film Award
Stay Ups, by Joanna Rytel

DoctorGummy IndieJunior Audience Award
Mr. Frog, by Anna van der Heide

Highlights of IndieLisboa’s final weekend

The last weekend of IndieLisboa has arrived and there are many reasons to continue to celebrate cinema, with two days full of screenings and films that will mark this year’s edition. Here are some highlights:

John Parish: Screenplay – Film-Concert
21h30 | Friday May 4th | Culturgest

For the first time in Portugal, John Parish film-concert, Screenplay, is part of IndieLisboa 2018’s programming.

The concert features Parish, along with musicians Marta Collica, Giorgia Poli, Jean-Marc Butty and Jeremy Hogg, and a projection of film clips, some of them with a strong connection to the history of IndieLisboa’s programming.

Bostofrio, où le ciel rejoint la terre, by Paulo Carneiro (National Competition)
21h30 | Friday May 4th | Cinema São Jorge

In a remote village called Bostofrio, a young filmmaker breaks the law of silence in order to unearth the story of his grandfather. A series of awkward and funny interviews that reveal the secrets and half truths that are the fabric of rural Portugal.

Betty, They say I’m Different, by Phil Cox (IndieMusic)
21h45 | Saturday May 5th | Culturgest

Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first Madonna before Madonna” as Miles Davis said. Despite being banned and boycotted, she went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself.

Mabata Bata, by Sol de Carvalho (Special Screenings)
21h45 | Saturday May 5th | Cinema São Jorge

Azarias is a young orphan shepherd, keeper of a herd of oxen, where the ox Mabata Bata stands out. One day, the ox steps into a mine – the result of the civil war in the country – and explodes.

Baronesa, by Juliana Antunes (International Competition)
22h | Saturday May 5th| Cinema Ideal

Baronesa offers a rare look at the favela: the female point of view. A film made by women about women living in neighborhoods with women’s names: Leidiane and Andreia live in “Juliana” but the latter wants to move to “Baronesa”.

Grass, by Hong Sang-soo (Silvestre)
23h30 | Saturday May 5th | Cinema São Jorge

Grass is a sweet farce that takes place in a cafe in Seoul: couples are brought together and taken apart through the protagonist’s gaze – played by the director’s muse, Kim Min-hee – who, sitting in the corner, watches everything that is happening.

The Trial, by Maria Augusta Ramos (Silvestre)
19h | Sunday May 6th | Cinema São Jorge

A behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female President. The film portrays the “judicial political” trial, focusing on the President’s defence team. A tale of betrayal and corruption, by the right-wing opposition that perpetrated a coup d’état.

Studio 54, by Matt Tyrnauer (IndieMusic)
21h45 | Sunday May 6th | Cinema São Jorge

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism, a place that not only redefined the nightclub but also came to symbolize an entire era. Now, 39 years later, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

Everything you can’t miss on IndieJunior’s final weekend

We are on the last stretch of the festival but there are still plenty of films to watch and lots of fun to have on the last two days of the section dedicated to our younger audiences. Here are the highlights, screenings and events that you can not miss in the final weekend of IndieJunior.

IndieJúnior – Puzzle of sounds  – Rádio ZigZag

May 5th • 11:00 • Culturgest – Room 6
May 6th • 11:00 • Culturgest – Room 6

In a time we get a lot of information about the world through image, we’ll stimulate the imagination of your kids through sound. The challenge we propose is to build stories and put words into a Puzzle of Sounds.

Free entrance • regristration required 5–9 years • limited capacity • 90min
Registration: radiozigzag@rtp.pt, +351 966 972 870

IndieJunior – Mixed salad with books and films – Bibliotecas de Lisboa (BLX)

May 5th 2018 • 11:00 • Cinema Ideal

The BLX announces the news of its collection of children’s literature and offers a relaxed presentation inspired by the animated films of IndieJunior and the stories that children liked.

Free entrance

Quotidiano Animalário – Para toda a familia

Tu cá, Tu Lá – Para toda a familia

Coisas da Vida 2º ciclo/+10

Histórias do Dia e da Noite +3

IndieJúnior – Dance Party!

After the Tu cá, tu lá – para toda a família screening at Culturgest, there’s nothing better than to stretch your arms and legs in a party, which will have everybody dancing like there’s no tomorrow.

Free entrance.

IndieJunior – Imaginary cities or scenarios for a future film

May 6th • 11:00 • Biblioteca Palácio Galveias – Sala de oficinas • 5€

Meester Kikker

May 6th • 15:00 • Cinema São Jorge – Sala 3

IndieJúnior – Bichos carpinteiros

May 6th • 15:00 • Biblioteca Palácio Galveias – Sala de oficinas • 5€

The wooden blocks of this workshop are everywhere, and waiting to come to life. If I join this one and that one I can make an animal, if I stick that one to the other I have a house that even rotates and if I hammer these bits I can make incredible characters. Come have fun and rethink shapes and pieces of wood to give them a new life.

5€ • +3 years and families • limited capacity • 45 min
Registration: hello@volta-oc.pt, +351 932 826 402

Ilhas e Outras Geografias +6

May 6th • 16:00 • Culturgest – Grande Auditório

IndieJunior – I make film posters!

May 6th • 17:00 • Biblioteca Palácio Galveias – Sala de oficinas  • 5€

Film posters are always amazing and in this workshop you can make them! What elements will you use? And what colors? Using stencils and a lot of imagination you will make the most beautiful film posters of the festival.

5€ • 6–12 years • limited capacity • 60min
Registration: hello@volta-oc.pt, +351 932 826 402

Warning about Jacques Rozier’s films e Pororoca’s subtitles

The copies of L’Opéra du Roi (1989, 42 ‘) and Revenez Plaisirs Exilés (2010-2012, 77′) arrived in Lisbon on the eve of their screening, making it impossible to translate and subtitle the second title. On the bright side, Jacques Rozier made available a version of the film, which is longer than the version originally planned, especially for the event. The screening will take place today, May 4th at 21h30, at the Cinemateca Portuguesa – Sala Félix Ribeiro.

L’Opéra du Roi will be screened in its original version with electronic subtitles in Portuguese, while Revenez Plaisirs Exilés will be screened in its original French version without subtitles. Between the two films, there will be a small 5 minute break.

On the other hand, the screening of the film Pororoca today (May 4th, Cinema São Jorge MDO, 21H15) won’t have subtitles in English either.

Relaxed Screenings

 

 

What is a relaxed screening or session? It is a screening of a film, a theater play or a dance or music session that takes place in a more relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with tolerance for movement and noise in the audience. It is programmed for all individuals and families who prefer an environment with low levels of anxiety, families with young children, people with sensory, social or communication disabilities; people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including Asperger’s syndrome, people with intellectual disabilities, children with attention deficit disorder, people with Down syndrome, people with Tourette’s syndrome, seniors in early states of dementia.

HISTÓRIAS DO DIA E DA NOITE
5 SATURDAY, 16:00, CINEMA SÃO JORGE 2

TEMPO COMUM
6 SUNDAY, 16:00, CINEMA SÃO JORGE 2

 

The audience’s favorite films so far

The Audience Award is one of the best ways to find out which movies are most enjoyed by the audience and the top lists are being updated every day.

At the moment, the most well received feature length film is the documentary The Trial, by Maria Augusta Ramos (which will have second screening on May 6th at 19H00, at Cinema São Jorge) and the favorite short film so far is Aurélien Peyre’s Coqueluche (which will be screened a second time in the International Competition Shorts 1 screening on May 2nd at 19H15 at Culturgest).

FEATURE LENGTH FILMS

1. O Processo/The Trial, by Maria Augusta Ramos (Silvestre)

2. Les quatre soeurs/The Four Sisters, by Claude Lanzmann (Silvestre)

3. An Elephant Sitting Still, by Hu Bo (Competição Internacional)

4. Mutafukaz, by Guillaume Renard, Shôjirô Nishimi (Mouth of Madness)

5. La Liberté/In the Open, by Guillaume Massart (Silvestre)

 

SHORT FILMS

1. Coqueluche, by Aurélien Peyre  (International Competition)

2. Russa, by João Salaviza, Ricardo Alves Jr. (National Competition)

3. Amor, Avenidas Novas, by Duarte Coimbra (International and National Competition)

4. Braguino, by Clément Cogitore (Silvestre)

5. Personal Truth, by Charlie Lyne (Silvestre)

 

Here are the winners of the Portuguese Film Fund 2018

The Portuguese Film Fund has returned in 2018 and continues to support post-production of several projects directed by Portuguese filmmakers or foreign directors with Portuguese residency.

The pitching sessions took place at the Palácio Galveias Library, on the 28th and 29th of April, and the winners have been announced:

A CASA, by Madalena Fragoso and Margarida Meneses
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT): €1.500 for a documentary.

A ILHA INVISÍVEL, by Rui Almeida Paiva (Cedro Plátano)
A CASA, by Fragoso and Margarida Meneses
Digital Mix Música e Imagem: sound post-production

A DANÇA DO CIPRESTE, by Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela
A ILHA INVISÍVEL, by Rui Almeida Paiva (Cedro Plátano)
Fundação GDA: original music creation

PEDRA DO MEDO, by Patrícia Black (Fratura Filmes)
Walla Collective: image and sound post-prodcution.

This year, IndieLisboa joined forces once again with Fundação GDA, Universidade Lusófona (ULHT), Digital Mix Música e Imagem and Walla Collective.

The jury was composed by Joana Barra Vaz (Filmmaker / Musician, Portugal) Peter Taylor (Director of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, United Kingdom) and Victor Paz Morandeira (Film critic and Programmer at CGAI – Filmoteca de Galicia, the regional cinematheque of Galicia, Spain).

Sold out screenings and the repeated screenings of those films

We’re halfway through IndieLisboa, thousands of people have travelled to the festival’s venues and many screenings have sold out. Here is a list of the most watched films and the schedule of their second screening (if there is one), so you do not miss the films that have caught the eye of our viewers the most.

Sold out films and their next screenings

DRVO / A Árvore (National Competition)
April 29th (Sun), 19h00, Culturgest

BETTY – THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT (IndieMusic)
April 29th (Sun), 21h30, Cinema São Jorge

next screening (tickets still available):
May 5th (Sat), 21h45, Culturgest

ZAMA (Independent Hero)
April 28th (Sat), 21h30, Culturgest

STUDIO 54 (IndieMusic)
April 26th (Thurs), 21h30, São Jorge Cinema

next screening (tickets still available):
May 6th (Sun), 21h45, São Jorge Cinema

HIP TO DA HOP (IndieMusic)
April 28th (Sat), 19h00, São Jorge Cinema
April 30th (Sun), 10h30, Culturgest

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA (IndieMusic)
April 28th (Sat), 21h30, São Jorge Cinema

next screening (tickets still available):
May 6th (Sun), 19h45, Culturgest

SARA (EPISODES 1 and 2) (Special Screenings)
May 3rd (Thurs), 21h30, Culturgest

extra screening (tickets still available):
May 6th (Sunday), 21h30, Culturgest