Just in time to celebrate together the 20 years of the festival, the usual partners return and new accomplices are discovered, such as Cinema Fernando Lopes and Penha de França Swimming Pool, for the in-water screenings, in what will be the edition with more selected films than ever: 314.
The announcement of the complete programme happened today, in a Happy Hour, where we finally revealed the titles of the National Competition and Brand New, as well as what fits within the Special Screenings of this 20th edition. Besides the Cinema at the Pool scheduled for the last day of the festival, both for grown-ups and little ones, Lisboa 5L renewed its partnership with IndieLisboa and presents this year the programme Cinema-City, that highlights connections and ruptures between the urban centre and the periphery, through a selection of films that work on issues such as social urbanism, uprooting, or violence and integration. The highlight also goes to films such as Orlando, My Political Biography, by Paul B. Preciado, recently awarded at the Berlinale, or the most recent IndieMusic entry Little Richard: I Am Everything, by Lisa Cortes. The section that links music and cinema will also present a mini-cycle dedicated to the 50 years of hip-hop, curated by Sam the Kid.
Finally, the 7 films chosen to compete in the first edition of Smart7 will arrive in Lisbon. Índia, by Telmo Churro, is the Portuguese film that will travel through the European festivals that are part of the new network created with the intention of encouraging the circulation of European titles, and is also one of the titles in National Competition, alongside films such as Rosinha and Other Wild Animals, by Marta Pessoa, Bad Living | Living Bad, by João Canijo, or Dildotectonics, by Tomás Paula Marques. The Novíssimos section has 18 short films in competition, directed by young filmmakers who are taking their first steps in cinema. This year the section has an international jury, a new MUTIM prize – Women Working in Moving Images, in a programme with many intimate and personal films.
The complete line-up can be seen on the programme page.
IndieLisboa’s 20th edition will start on April 27 and will be at Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Cinema Ideal, Cinema Fernando Lopes and Penha de França Swimming Pool until May 7.