IndieJunior is a section of IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival dedicated to young audiences. Its purpose is to actively contribute to the cultural and aesthetic education of children and adolescents through an artistic and ludic experience. It is essentially constituted by screenings of films from all over the world, including animations, fictions and documentaries.
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IndieJunior addresses children from 3 to 15 years old with screenings organized into two branches – Families and Schools – targeting specific age groups: +3 years old, +6 years old, +9 years old, +12 years old and +15 years old. The programme is carefully thought taking into account the age of each group.
These screenings take place on weekends and holidays and include a presentation. Their main goal is to bring together parents and children with activities that enrich both and strenghthen emotional bonds. The programme includes the best short and feature films in the IndieJunior Competition.
IndieJunior is composed by numerous screenings for various school audiences‚ from pre-school and elementary to high school.
IndieJunior’s Audience Award is attributed according to spectators’ votes at Schools and Families screenings. They are the sole responsible for the attribution of the prize to the film of their preference.
An edition that celebrates partnerships that take us to the world of books, the return to the meeting with young programmers, special sessions, a film-debate on gender issues, workshops, a party in families and many destinations, from the warm beaches of Greece to the heaven and beyond!
We went on a trip around the world with more than 30 films in competition in an exhibition of what is best done today for children and young people. Some of these films were chosen by students between the ages of 10 and 15, as part of the “Eu Programo um Cinema Festival” initiative. The schools participating in this edition were the Basic School Marquesa de Alorna and ES 2.3 D. Filipa de Lencastre.
This year, with the edition taking place in the summer, we will have two open-air cinema climbs, a short film session dedicated to the family and a feature film session – Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, an adventure that promises to save a local park in the historic suburb of Riga, the scene of great games.
Between the 25th of August and the 5th of September, we returned to the great festival of cinema, proposing a world full of ideas projected on the big screen. Sit comfortably in the movie theater, fasten your seat belt, let’s travel!