IndieJunior in the schools from April 29th

The IndieLisboa program, as well as the IndieJunior program dedicated to the families, will now take place at the end of the summer, between August 21st and September 6th in the usual venues – Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinema Ideal and Cinemateca Portuguesa.

But in order to celebrate the return of students to the classrooms, the IndieJunior school program remains as planned. From April 29th and May 14th, with the return of the schools activities, IndieJunior sessions will be available in its facilities.

Teachers interested in taking IndieJunior to their schools must register through the link, where they can also learn more about the program.

Registration has a price of € 1.5 per student (teachers and assistants are exempt) and payment can be made closer to the date of the session.

We hope to mark the return of students to the classrooms with an offer of unmissable films to make us think and dream!

IndieLisboa returns to cinemas this summer

Our 18th edition will again occupy the calendar at the end of the summer, from August 21st to September 6th in 2021.

Just like last year, we return this year to its usual venues in Lisbon – Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinema Ideal and Cinemateca Portuguesa – at the end of the summer. The decision to hold the festival again at this time was made considering that on the dates previously announced it would not be possible to keep the desired structure of the festival considering the restrictions in force during those days.

To celebrate the reopening of cinemas in Portugal and also to mark the week in which the festival was supposed to start, at the end of April a special session will be held at the Cinemateca Portuguesa, in which the full program of the retrospective of the recently passed French filmmaker Sarah Maldoror will be announced. 

Especially for the IndieJunior school program, the section dedicated to the youngest, the original dates will be kept, since for the first time this year it will take place inside schools and not in movie theaters. Schools interested in taking IndieJunior to their facilities must register through the link, where they can also learn more about the program, which will be held between April 29th and May 14th.

The program dedicated to the families of IndieJunior will take place alongside the other activities of the festival, from 21 August to 6 September.

The IndieLisboa awards at the Panorama festival in Salvador in 2021

2021 is the 9th year of the partnership between IndieLisboa and Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema, a festival held in Salvador, Bahia. Since 2013, we award prizes every year to films from the Brazilian festival competition, which end up being selected for the next edition of IndieLisboa.

In this 2021 edition of Panorama, we have awarded two prizes: the IndieLisboa award for best feature film and the IndieLisboa award for best short film. The awards ceremony was held online yesterday, the last day of the festival, on Zoom, where we announced the two winners.

The Love inside the Camera (featured image), by Lara Beck Belov and Jamille Fortunato, was the feature film chosen by us this year. The documentary starts from the life, love and cinema history of the couple Conceição and Orlando Senna, a novel of more than 50 years that mixes with the history of Brazilian and Latin American cinema. The Bahian production will be shown in the Director’s Cut section of IndieLisboa 2021.

The short film chosen was Sing Along, by Sávio Fernandes and Muniz Filho. The film tells the story of Kátia, a woman who dedicates her life to singing accompanied by karaoke midis. When she sings, her body and soul expand, they are not limited to a stage, they walk around the environment, dance, smile, interact and infect her audience, the ills of life are erased. In this documentary we observe one of those moments of the singer, getting to know a bit about her life and her way of being in the world. We also become her audience, who are graced with her energy, who sings along, who spies.Sing Along is now part of the selection of the IndieLisboa International Competition this year.

Sing Along