IndieLisboa 2020: Closed Programme and Open Ticket Office

The schedule for IndieLisboa 2020 is closed and can be consulted here. This year the festival has more than 240 films and takes place in the middle of summer, from August 25 to September 5, with voices that cross sections, languages, languages, and this year they emphasize that they are here to stay. It has never been more important than now to exhibit, and through this, the promotion of dialogue.

Unlike other years, this edition will feature open-air cinema sessions, adding to the usual festival rooms (Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinema Ideal and Cinemateca Portuguesa) the Capitólio Cineteatro, where we will be able to see cinema on a screen with the sky as Background. Also at Cinemateca, films can be seen almost every night. The opening ceremony of the festival will start at 7 pm on the 25th of August, in the Manoel de Oliveira room at Cinema São Jorge, with La Femme de Mon Frère, the premiere of Monia Chokri, which we know from Xavier Dolan’s films, and which emanates that authorial shine of independent cinema

Anchored in a single theme, LisbonTalks are dedicated to actors and representation in the national audiovisual this year. In four free streaming conversations scheduled throughout the festival dates, an attempt will be made to take the pulse of a profoundly fertile and numerous professional class to give airtime to concerns about their work practice, such as employability issues and the desired status intermittent, as well as debating the internal role of Portuguese audiovisual in a paradigm shift in more and better representativeness, among other issues. Also noteworthy is the only conversation to take place in person, on the 27th of August on the terrace of the Cinemateca Portuguesa and in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Lisboa, entitled Forum 50 & Ousmane Sembène: cinema as a form of reflection and political action.

In the activities directed exclusively at professionals, the Lisbon Screenings program is announced, sessions where new Portuguese films finished or still to be finished looking for a world or international premiere. Highlight for the new feature films by Cláudia Alves, João Botelho, Júlio Alves and Sérgio Tréfaut, and the new short films by Clara Jost, Ico Costa, Laura Carreira, Tomás Paula Marques, among others. Lisbon Screenings are an organization of Portugal Film – International Portuguese Cinema Agency and that take place during IndieLisboa.

To make everything easier, IndieLisboa makes the official festival application available for download! Through the application you can access the complete program and all the information related to the films, such as synopses and trailers, buy tickets and, in the future, vote in the competitions you watched. The application also allows you to consult the session grid and create your own personalized calendar with the sessions and parallel activities that interest you most. Download now to not miss any news! To enhance our relationship with our followers the festival also has a Whatsapp this year. Add us to your contact list and take any questions you need: +351 926 784. Who knows, even movie tips

Tickets are available at Ticketline or at Culturgest, Cinema São Jorge, Cinema Ideal and Cinemateca Portuguesa. Individual tickets (Cinema Sessions, Portuguese Cinemateca Sessions and IndieJunior Workshops) and Vouchers (passbooks with 5, 10 or 20 tickets) and Family Tickets are available.

For more information see the tickets and info page.

Do you want to go on a vacation this year? Come travel with us at IndieJunior!

IndieJunior is back, and with it a world of ideas projected on the big screen for kids and adults of IndieLisboa. This time, in the middle of the summer and in the outdoors for the first time, IndieJunior will take the cinema to Capitólio’s terrace, where all children, from the age of 3, will be able to embark on a journey starting on the 4th of September at 9pm, in a very special session of short films, films that contemplate the fundamental role of the family and are really for everyone.

The next day, but this time for the elderly, the outdoor experience is repeated, in an evening with Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, an adventure by Edmunds Jansons, projected on the screen overlooking the sky.

But these will not only be the unmissable moments of this year’s edition!

From Latvia (in Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs) to France (in My Life in Versailles) to Greece (in Heatwave), through Canada (in Beauty) and Scandinavia where it will be possible to watch the passing of an Aurora Boreal by the sky (in Northern Lights), and even going back in time (in Afternoon Tea), there are more than 30 films in competition this year in an edition that truly celebrates the return to the cinema. They will demand you to tighten your seatbelt and travel, in great safety, inside the screen and meet young programmers, workshops and special sessions.

One of them will be the party on the grass (free activity) that will be an extension of Tudo em Família session in the afternoon (+ 3 years old) on the 29th of August, a short film session accompanied by the speech by Pedro Cardoso. From the movie Les Oiseaux, by Célia Rivière, inspired by the album by Germano Zullo and Albertine with the same name, the plastic expression and creative art workshop Sonhos Aéreos is born, which will then take place in the Jardim do Palácio Galveias, developed in partnership with the publisher Orfeu Negro. This family day will also feature other games inspired by the rest of the program, DJ set and dance floor.

Post-quarantine and homesick for cinema, parents will be able to go to a 7 pm cinema session at São Jorge cinema while their children experience, in the same way, the dark room watching fun movies and creating objects related to cinematographic activity, in that which is Cinema Simultâneo. In more parallel activities, children will be able to make a family film in the Faz e Filma em Família workshop, and even learn to draw beautiful autumn leaves and contribute to an amazing film Leaf, by director Aliona Baranova, in the Uma Folha de Cada workshop. Time – A film that was made!

There are several films in competition, of which those that are born out of fables like La Fontaine, such as Overboard!, by Filip Pošivač and Barbora Valecká, which tells the story of Kiwi and the chameleon who decide to embark on Noah’s Ark even afterwards for not having been invited – Crescer a Brincar! (+3), and films that remind us of how important our inner nature is, the ability to give wings to the imagination, even if you are closed at home as is the case with the boy who lives an adventure in the city, inside his room, in The Concrete Jungle, by Marie Urbánkova – session Com os Pés na Natureza (+5).

For a more youthful audience, there are films that echo narratives that are urgent and offer themselves to the debate, such as My Life in Versailles, a truly touching film by Clémence Madeleine Perdrillat and Nathaniel H’limi, which explores overcoming the losses of life – Perder e Ganhar (+9) session, and the important Beauty, a documentary by Christina Willings, which expands the notion of being human, in her presentation of five non-binary children who struggle to live authentically with what they feel is their identity of gender. These films are integrated into sessions, curated by students between 10 and 15 years of age, under the initiative “Eu Programo um Cinema Festival”, with the Marquesa de Alorna Basic School (Perder e Ganhar session, +9 years old) and ES 2.3 D. Filipa de Lencastre (Levantar a Voz, +12 years old session).

To underline, Beauty will be the starting point for the debate “When gender identity does not coincide with the gender that was attributed at birth”, which will focus on the social transition in the family and school environment of non-binary children, for all parents , children and teachers, with the support of AMPLOS (Association of Mothers and Fathers for Freedom of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity).

From August 25 to September 5, IndieJunior returns for another edition full of animation and sharing, united by a program that makes young and alert voices flourish that are seen here in records such as animation, documentary and fiction. Embark on this journey!

Tickets on sale from the 28th of July at the official ticket offices of the festival and on Early Bird passbooks limited with 10 voucher tickets available until the 27th of July with a special price of € 2.50 per ticket. The family ticket is valid for 4 people in the IndieJunior Families sessions, for the price of 12 €.

Accreditations for IndieLisboa 2020 are now available for students and industry


Accreditation requests are now available for the 17th IndieLisboa – International Film Festival, which runs from the 25th of August to 5th of September 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal, at Culturgest, Cinema São Jorge, Cinema Ideal and Cinemateca Portuguesa.

The accreditation is personal and can not be passed on to another person. It grants access to all festival screenings (subject to ticket availability and with exception of the opening ceremony and some special screenings) as well as to the industry events (except the Lisbon Screenings which is accessible by invitation).

The full industry program is announced on the 21st of July. Check here the projects already announced and more information.

Accreditation requests may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Industry: aimed at film professionals such as festivals, directors, producers, teams, distributors, exhibitors (…),
  • Student: exclusively for students/teachers from film/audiovisual or courses related to image and sound.


45€ (Early Bird). Requests submitted until July 31st
55€. Requests submitted from August 1st to the 24th of August
70€. From the 25th of August

25€ (Early Bird). Requests submitted until July 31st
35€. Requests submitted from August 1st to the 24th of August
50€. From the 25th of August

To submit your requests please register in our database by following the steps below:

1. Access the link
2. Create an user account. After receiving the confirmation email you will be able to log into your account, set your password and fill the necessary contact information. Please do not forget to upload a photo.
3. Submit your accreditation request by selecting the type of accreditation that applies to you, in the “Accreditation/Acreditação” section.

Please Note:
– Your accreditation request will only be valid after having completed the 3 steps described above. You will then receive and automatic confirmation email.
– Accreditations are issued at the full discretion of IndieLisboa International Film Festival and submission of a request does not guarantee an accreditation.