01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

The Portuguese films selected to IndieLisboa 2020

With most of our program already announced on last April 30th, now we announce the national productions selected for the 17th edition of the festival, as part of the National Competition and the Brand New section. The sales for the Early Bird vouchers are also available to the audience starting today. From August 25th to September 5th, IndieLisboa returns to its usual venues with the best and latest national and international cinema.

The National Competition, one of the most expected by the audience, presents, for now, five features and 17 shorts. The feature film competition is comprised of A Metamorfose dos Pássaros / The Metamorphosis of Birds, the first feature by Catarina Vasconcelos, screened this year at the Berlinale; O Fim do Mundo, by Basil da Cunha, premiered in 2019 in Locarno, and the world premieres of the documentaries Ana e Maurizio, by Catarina Mourão and Entre Leiras / The Life We Know, by Cláudia Ribeiro, and of the fiction A Arte de Morrer Longe / The Art of Dying Afar, by Júlio Alves.

 In the short film competition, as usual a section gathering many emerging voices from Portuguese cinema, we specially highlight O Cordeiro de Deus / The Lamb of God, by David Pinheiro Vicente, selected to this year’s Cannes short competition; A Mordida / The Bite, by Pedro Neves Marques, premiered in Toronto last year; Bustarenga, by Ana Maria Gomes, and the world premieres of Corte, by Afonso and Bernardo Rapazote, Errar a Noite / Nightender, by Flávio Gonçalves, and Mesa, by João Fazenda.

The Brand New section, which presents works by young filmmakers who are taking their first steps, sees the national premiere of La Leyenda Negra, by Patricia Vidal Delgado, the first feature film by a Portuguese female director to be shown at Sundance, in addition to 13 shorts of new voices, such as Gonçalo Pina with À Tarde, Sob o Sol, João Gonzalez with Nestor, Camila Vale with Selvajaria, among many others.

The sales of the Early Bird 10-tickets packs are now open for just € 25. From the 23rd of June to the 23rd of July, 100 10-tickets packs will be available for this special price – each ticket costs € 2.50. More information at https://indielisboa.com/en/vouchers_eng/vouchers-early-bird

The full program for IndieLisboa 2020 will be available at the end of July on the official website and mobile app of the festival, announcing new titles and details regarding Special Screenings, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, parallel activities and industry events.

List of films announced (more titles to be announced soon):


Ana e Maurizio, Catarina Mourão, doc., Portugal, 2020, 64′ – World premiere
A Arte de Morrer Longe / The Art of Dying Afar, Júlio Alves, fic., Portugal, 2020, 87′ – World premiere
Entre Leiras / The Life We Know, Cláudia Ribeiro, doc., Portugal, 2020, 82′ – World premiere
O Fim do Mundo, Basil da Cunha, fic., Switzerland/Portugal, 2019, 107′ – National  premiere
A Metamorfose dos Pássaros / The Metamorphosis of Birds, Catarina Vasconcelos, doc/fic., Portugal, 2020, 101′ – National premiere 

Bustarenga, Ana Maria Gomes, doc., Portugal, 2019, 35′
Carnage, Francisco Valente, doc., Portugal, 2020, 9′
A Chuva Acalanta a Dor / Rain Hums a Lullaby to Pain, Leonardo Mouramateus, fic., Portugal/Brazil, 2020, 28′
Corte, Afonso Rapazote/Bernardo Rapazote, fic., Portugal, 2020, 28′
O Cordeiro de Deus / The Lamb of God, David Pinheiro Vicente, fic., Portugal, 2020, 15”
A Dança do Cipreste / The Cypress Dance, Mariana Caló/Francisco Queimadela, exp/doc., Portugal, 2020, 37′
Errar a Noite / Nightender, Flávio Gonçalves, fic., Portugal, 2020, 28′
Meine Liebe, Clara Jost, exp., Portugal, 2020, 6′
Mesa, João Fazenda, anim., Portugal, 2020, 7′
Moço, Bernardo Lopes, fic., Portugal, 2020, 13′
A Mordida / The Bite, Pedro Neves Marques, fic., Brazil/Portugal, 2019, 26′
Parto sem dor, Maria Mire, exp/doc., Portugal, 2020, 22′
A Rainha, Lúcia Pires, fic., Portugal, 2020, 17′
Regada, Francisco Janes, exp/doc., Portugal, 2019, 18′
Semanas de areia, meses de cinza, anos de pó, Rita Macedo, exp/doc., Portugal/Germany, 2020, 19′
Somewhere in Outerspace This Might Be Happening Somehow, Paulo Malafaya, doc., Portugal, 2019, 17′
Suspensão, Luís Soares, anim., Portugal, 2020, 7′


La Leyenda Negra, Patrícia Vidal Delgado, fic., USA/Portugal, 2020, 84′ – International premiere 

Altas as Gaivotas, Marianne Harlé, fic., Portugal, 2020, 17′
Carta a Elba, Helder Faria/Flávio Ferreira/Alejandro Vásquez/Daniela Cajias/Carmen Tortosa, doc., Portugal, 2020, 18′
Club Splendida, Caio Amado Soares, fic., Germany/Portugal, 2019, 24′
Estrada para o Céu, Pedro Vaz Simões, fic., Portugal, 2020, 17′
Laniakea Supercluster, Rodrigo Ralha, doc/exp., Portugal, 2019, 11′
Lázaro, Concha Silveira/David Cruces/Alba Dominguez, exp., Portugal, 2019, 8′
Nestor, João Gonzalez, anim., Portugal, 2019, 6′
Ode à Infância, Luís Vital/João Monteiro, anim., Portugal, 2019, 7′
Sábàtina, Rafael dos Santos, anim., Portugal, 2019, 2′
The Sacrifice of the Druids, Reinaldo Pinto Almeida, doc/exp., Portugal, 2020, 7′
Selvajaria, Camila Vale, fic., Portugal, 2020, 33′
À Tarde, Sob o Sol, Gonçalo Pina, fic., Portugal, 2020, 10′
Under Current, Alice dos Reis, fic., Portugal, 2020, 16′

Image: A Metamorfose dos Pássaros / The Metamorphosis of Birds, Catarina Vasconcelos