Betclic Brand New award ceremony

The Betclic Brand New award ceremony will be held Friday September 3, at 18:00, in Fábrica do Pão (Casa do Capitão). The winning film will be screened, as well as the film Rastro by Bruno Ferreira and João Lourenço, co-produced by Betclic.

After the cerimony, there will be a concert by Puçanga, an artist who mixes, in her musical style, dark electronic music, rythm and bass with melodic vocals. At 19:30 at Casa do Capitão’s terrace.

Casa do Capitão
Rua do Grilo 119
1950-146 Lisboa

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Este fim-de-semana no IndieLisboa

A spiritual sequel to a previous film, Forest, a drama made with very little money, populated by amateur actors and characters with different relationships in crisis, composed in a series of vignettes. Here, we see a return to style and genre, with new characters in an equally claustrophobic environment, where Fliegauf explores themes such as abuse, trauma, loss and revenge.
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A film that combines psychological horror with absurd humor. In this film, Amy is a girl who has just bought a house, but is fully convinced that she will die the next day. This is an idea that passes to her friend Jane, after she visits her, and who, in turn, infects other people with the same ominous thought.
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In this film the spotlight is on Shane MacGowan, the leader of the punk Irish band Pogues. MacGowan turned out to be a difficult character to interview, according to the director, but that made room for the film to portray his irreverence and essence, using archival footage and testimonies from people like his sister, Siobhan, his father, Maurice, and Gerry Adams, the former president of the Sinn Féin political party, in inventive and playful ways.
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Samuel G. Barbosa (born in 1981) has a graduate degree in Audiovisual, Arts and Communication by the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, in Portugal, and a master’s degree in Digital Arts, by the École Européenne de L’Image, in France. He is currently developing investigative work in cinema and working on his doctorate degree at the Faculdad de Bellas Artes, in the Universidade de Vigo, in Spain. Around Rocha’s Table is his first film.
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In Granary Squares, our perspective is that of the surveillance camera over a new development in King’s Cross, London. Over the course of an hour, we get closer through this lens to a series of everyday moments lived in the square, in a zoom that keeps narrowing down.
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Workshops & Activities Programme

I Want to Animate! | Flipbook workshop | Conceived and hosted by director Leonor Faria Henriques | 90′ (7+)

Sat. August 21 | 11:30 | Pátio Biblioteca Palácio Galveias | Tickets

Have you ever asked yourself: no, really, how are cartoons made after all? In this activity, you will take your first steps in the magical world of 2D animation! You’ll become a real animator and learn an exercise that any animator has to first learn – animating a bouncing ball. In this workshop, you’ll discover how you can make your animations with a small flipbook and all it’s needed is paper, crayons and little animators, ready to take their first steps into this journey!

* Nothing is Lost, by Leonor Faria Henriques, can be seen in the screening Life is a Surprise (6+).

See the World With the Hands | Body expression workshop | Conceived and hosted by Baileia, artist-educator duo | 50′ (5+) – Children and parents

Sat. August 28 | 15:30 | Pátio Biblioteca Palácio Galveias | Tickets
Sat. August 28 | 15:30 | Pátio Biblioteca Palácio Galveias | Tickets

One day, with one eye closed and the other one open, we discovered that it was possible to touch things that were very far away from us. We could play without touching. We could carry things that were very heavy or even bigger than us. We found out that it was possible to create a whole world around us, with one eye closed and one eye open. Inspired by the film Hello Monsieur*, by Joséphine Gobbi, we invite you to play with perspectives: to see things with eyes anew, to touch tall trees, or even to carry a friend without leaving your seat. All this and lots of dancing, fun and imagination.

*Hello Monsieur, by Joséphine Gobbi, can be seen in the screening The Place of Memories (10+).

Autism: The path towards school and community inclusion | Film + debate | 90’ (10+) – Parents, children and teachers

Thu. September 2 | 18:00 | Biblioteca Palácio Galveias, Sala Polivalente | Sign-up here

What is autism? How can we identify it? How do you approach the issue of “being different” in school today? And aren’t we all, in our genesis, different? With this debate, we want to get to know some of the characteristics that define autism, to understand and deepen the issues faced by people with autism (and other issues), especially at school. The animated film Louis’ shoes* — which delicately deals with the story of a boy who uses his shoes as a way to keep his world in order and to make sense of what he doesn’t understand — will be the starting point for this cinematic debate, alongside a group of special guests representing associations, schools and families who live closely with these issues.

* Louis’ shoes, by Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe, Jean-Géraud Blanc, can be seen in the screening The Place of Memories (10+).

No Limits | Plastic Expression workshop – Orfeu Editions* | 45’ (3-8 years) – Children and parents

Sat. September 4 | 17:00 and 18:00 | Pátio Biblioteca Palácio Galveias | Sign-up here

What can that red ball be? A balloon, an apple, a ladybug or just a button? What designs and shapes does the ball hide and how do they reveal themselves? In this workshop, we will have no limits when it comes to creating new ideas and other ways of looking. With paper and scribers, but also scissors and cutouts, let’s explore the enormous potential of a simple ball, be it a dot, a circle or a sphere… Yeah!

*Workshop inspired by the album The Red Ball,by Vanina Starkoff, published in July by Orfeu Negro

I was born, and now what? | Wood workshop | Conceived and hosted by LUZ, inspired by the film Hello World!* | 90′

Sun. September 5 | 15:30 | 3-6 years, parents and children | Pátio Biblioteca Palácio Galveias | Tickets
Sun. September 4 | 17:30 | 6-12 years, children | Pátio Biblioteca Palácio Galveias | Tickets

I was born, what now? Can anyone tell me who I am? Anyone there? Do I live in the world above, below or in the middle? Many strange creatures are born in the water, some are even made of gelatin. On Earth, there are both tiny and giant animals. In the air, they all look like planes! The world is mysterious but WONDERFUL! I’m so eager to find out more. Being born is also discovering others, realizing that even though we’re all so different, we still need everyone here! This workshop begins with a reflection on how we are our own builders of the world, and we’re going to represent biodiversity with the film Hello World!*, by Anne-Lise Koehler and Éric Serre, using wood and small objects collected from nature, directly. We’ll then complete these objects with wood-finishing techniques and with the application of wax or natural oil.

*Hello World, by Anne- Lise Koehler and Éric Serre, can be seen on August 22 and September 4.

IndieJúnior 2021 Complete Programme

This key section of the festival is dedicated to younger viewers. IndieJúnior aims to contribute to the aesthetical and cultural education of children and youngsters through an artistic and playful experience, differentiated from their habitual consumption of moving images, whether on television or in the commercial cinema circuit. Film programming is complemented by a set of workshops, cultural activities and creative spaces especially designed for the little ones and their families.


  • Bom Dia Mundo!, Anne-Lise Koehler, Éric Serre | anim., France, 2019, 61’ (6+)


Lap Cinema (4 – 18 months)

Daydreaming (3+) 

Family Bonds (3+)

Life Is a Surprise (6+)

  • A Fishy Fishing Trip, Fabrice Luang-Vija | anim., France/Belgium, 7′
  • The 7 Kids, Marina Karpova | anim., Russia, 5’
  • Kiki the Feather, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Julie Rembauville | anim., France, 5’
  • Nothing is Lost, Leonor Faria Henriques | anim., Portugal, 4’
  • Kiko and the Animals, Yawen Zheng | anim., France/Switzerland, 7’
  • Pompier, Yulia Aronova | anim., France, 9′
  • A Tiny Tale, Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maÿlis Mosny, Zijing Ye | anim., France, 8’

The Place of Memories (10+)

  • Louis’ Shoes, Jean-Géraud Blanc, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe, Théo Jamin | anim., France, 5’
  • Sur la dune, Solenne Boisseau, Noémie Da Cruz, Mélanie Schulz | anim., France, 6’
  • Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic, Paul Bush | anim., Denmark, 7’
  • Girlsboysmix, Lara Aerts | doc., The Netherlands, 7′
  • Souvenir, Cristina Vilches Estella, Paloma Canonica | anim., Spain, 14’
  • Hello Monsieur, Joséphine Gobbi | anim., France, 4’

Think, Dream and Fly  (12+)