IndieLisboa in the 9th edition of #makethemost

Last week, on December 7th, the 9th session of #makethemost took place, previously postponed due to COVID-19 prevention measures, at Teatro da Trindade. It was the first session since the beginning of the pandemic, resuming the exchange of experiences around European funding opportunities for cultural projects.

The world of European funding is unknown for many artists in Portugal and presents itself somewhat complex, in terms of language and procedures. Names like Portugal 2020, Creative Europe, Erasmus +, Horizonte 2020 or Operational Programs can be part of our day-to-day activities, but we don’t know if we can be beneficiaries and how we should proceed.

For this reason, the GDA Foundation has supported artists and other members of the sector who are interested in learning about and developing projects with European partnerships and funding. After the actions developed in previous years for this purpose, since 2018, the #makethemost project represents an important development towards achieving these goals.

In turn, this meeting features a presentation of the European Creative Europe funding program in the Media aspect by Susana Costa Pereira and the presentation of three success stories within the scope of the programme, with IndieLisboa being one of them, represented by Carlos Ramos, co -director of the festival, in addition to the television series Auga Seca, represented by José Amaral, Managing Director of the SPi production company and the Curtas Vila do Conde film festival, represented by Miguel Dias, director of the festival. At the end of the presentations, there was also space for a debate with the session participants.

The objective of these meetings is to invite dialogue and the sharing of experiences, with the aim of making known projects financed by European programs, clarifying the functioning of the financial instruments that supported these same projects and motivating those who are going to apply for the first time.

Admission is free and does not require prior registration.

The next date is yet to be announced. Anyone interested, just follow the news on the GDA Foundation website or directly on this link.

IndieJunior 2022 School programme: reservations available


The next year is approaching and with it the next edition of IndieLisboa – and, of course, the most colorful section: IndieJunior. A section dedicated to the children and youth, full of fun, colorful, and educational films separated by age groups.

As of today, registration is open for the festival’s school screenings, which in 2022, as in the last edition, can be reserved in two different modalities:

IndieJunior at school

IndieJunior makes the programming available to be projected at the school. In these screenings, schools must have their own ways of projection and the possibility of connecting a computer with internet to the projector, in order to run a link that will be sent with the program of the session.

And for those who return to film theaters, we have the in-person option:

IndieJunior at cinema

The film screenings take place as usual at Cinema São Jorge and Culturgest.

Both the cinema screenings and the school screenings can be marked in this submission. For the sessions at the school it is enough to indicate the program of the teaching cycle in which they are written.

In both modalities, this registration costs of €1.50 per student (teachers and assistants are exempt) and payment can be made preferably until the beginning of April 2022.

We await you and your students, in movie theaters or at school, with an offer of films that will contribute to everyone’s learning, fun, reflection and growth. A relaxed moment that we think is important so that, through cinema, we can have fun even in complex times.

To register and view the updated calendar, follow this link.

Questions and more information:

Collaborate with Indie! Find some opportunities available for the next edition.

IndieLisboa 2022 is coming and with it the need to expand the team for another edition of the festival.

For now, we have two opportunities available to join the festival’s Communication team: Press Office and Digital Communication Management.

1) Press Office (March-May)

What do you need?

Love cinema,
Experience in writing about cinema,
Fluency in English and Portuguese,
Minimum 2 years of experience in press relations or event communication.

What is the job description?

Participate in the creation of the communication strategy,
Create and send press releases and follow up contact with journalists,
Schedule and follow up (when necessary) interviews,
Acting in the design of the press conference (concept, guest list, materials, receiving guests)
Create content and articles on different themes about the festival’s program for different communication channels,
Manage national and international press guests to cover the festival,
Create and share reports with results.


2)  Digital Communication Management (February-May)

What do you need?

Love cinema,
Experience in writing about cinema,
Fluency in English and Portuguese,
Minimum 2 years of experience in digital communication (and working with all the necessary tools).

What is the job description?

Manage the festival’s digital communication (social media, newsletters, website, app, etc.),
Coordinate festival coverage (photo, video and social media),
Create and deliver creative content for communication channels,
Coordinate team (photography, videography, audiovisual),
Implement online campaigns (Google, Youtube, Facebook, etc),
Create and share reports with results.

The work type is in person – in Lisbon – in both positions.

To apply, send your CV by email to no later than January 3rd, 2022.

In the subject of the e-mail, you must specify the desired position: Press Office or Digital Communication.

All applications will be answered within 1 month of receiving the CVs.

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IndieLisboa interviews: 2021 edition

During the last edition of the festival, directors and guests came to Lisbon and visited the festival venues. Some of them talked to us about their films and work.

Alice Diop
Director of the French feature film Nous, screened at the International Competition.

Annouchka de Andrade
Daughter of the director Sarah Maldoror, theme of the 2021 Retrospective.

Camilo Restrepo
Colombian director theme of the 2021 Silvestre Focus.

Ephraim Asili
Director of the feature film The Inheritance, awarded with the TVCINE Special Award, International Competition 2021.

Susana Nobre
Portuguese director of the feature film Jack’s Ride, awarded with the The Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film, International Competition 2021.

Image: Interview with Annouchka de Andrade.