23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024



International Feature Film Competition Jury

Feature Film Grand Prize City of Lisbon / 15.000 Euros
TVCine Special Award (Rights acquisition for Portugal)

Charlotte Serrand

Charlotte Serrand directs La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival and is artistic advisor at Visions du Réel and NIFFF. She was an advisor for the Directors’ Fortnight and a frequent collaborator of Albert Serra, as well as a filmmaker herself.

Fernanda Fragateiro

Portuguese artist. Her practice, that lays between sculpture and architecture, involves an archaeological approach to the social, political, and aesthetic history of modernism through ongoing research with archival material, documents, and objects.

© Maja Medic

Kamal Aljafari

Kamal Aljafari (Ramla, Palestine, 1972. Lives in Berlin, Germany) works with moving images, interweaving fiction, non-fiction, and art. His films have been shown at Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam and Visions du Réel. IndieLisboa author in retrospective, 2024.

International Short Film Competition Jury

EMEL Short Film Grand Prize / 4.000 Euros

2 Special Jury Prizes / 500 Euros each

Carolina Celas

Carolina Celas works as an illustrator for various media. She has a degree in Design and a Masters in Visual Communication. Her illustration explores detail, humor and the surreal through natural and spatial elements.

Peter Cerovšek

Director of the FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival. He also established the festival of experimental AV practices V-F-X Ljubljana. He is the director of the Center for Contemporary Arts SCCA-Ljubljana. He directed several short films that received international recognition.

Roopa Gogineni

Roopa Gogineni is an Indian-American filmmaker and photographer whose work considers historical memory and modes of resistance. After a decade living in Nairobi she is now based in Paris.

National Competition Jury

Max Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film / 5.000 Euros

NOVA FCSH Award for Best Director in a Portuguese Feature Film / 1.000 Euros

Award for Best Portuguese Short Film / 2.000 Euros

The Yellow Color New Talent Award / 1.500 Euros convertible into image post-production services

Dounia Sichov

She is a French director, editor, actress, producer and teacher. She edited Return to Seoul by Davy Chou (Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award) and Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius (Prix du Jury – l’Oeil d’Or at Cannes 2022).

Nuno Galopim

A journalist who works in the press, radio and television. He is currently programme director for Antena 1, RDP Internacional and RDP África. He has made documentaries for television and was programmer at Queer Lisboa festival.

Roger Koza

He is a member of Fipresci and works as a film critic for various magazines, including Con los ojos abiertos, of which he is editor. He is also a programmer for important festivals such as Filmfest Hamburg and Viennale and director of Doc Buenos Aires and FICIC. He has moderated masterclasses with major filmmakers.

Brand New Competition Jury

Brand New Award / 1.500 Euros + promotion and sales by Portugal Film

Frederico Mesquita

Director and Producer, he has collaborated on works by authors such as Miguel Gomes, Teresa Villaverde, Gabriel Abrantes, Marco Martins, Carlos Conceição, João Nicolau and Mónica Lima. In 2024 he founded his own production company, Seara Filmes.

© Alexander Janetzko

Mário Ventura

Mário Ventura (1989) was born in Barreiro, graduated in Directing from ETIC and has worked in various roles in television, cinema, advertising, music videos and shows. He is currently a film programmer at Cine Clube do Barreiro and Entre Olhares.

Sabine Lancelin

Born in 1959 in Belgian Congo [now Democratic Republic of the Congo], Sabine belongs to the first generation of French female cinematographers. She has always supported and worked for independent films, actively defending a cinema of quality and originality.

Silvestre Feature Film Jury

Silvestre Award for Best Feature Film / 1.500 Euros

Natacha Seweryn

Director of programming of the Bordeaux International Independent Film Festival in France (FIFIB), and in charge of two residencies for the development of short and feature-length films, connected to the festival.

Nicole Reinhard

Director of the film museum Filmpodium in Zurich. Previously served as director of Stadtkino Basel, where she launched the film archive Kinemathek Le Bon Film and Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel; and a member of the managing and artistic team of the Int’l Short Film Festival in Winterthur.

Jorge Queiroz

Visual artist trained at Ar.Co, London Royal College of Arts, and NY School of Visual Arts. Exhibited at Venice, São Paulo, Berlin, and Rennes Biennales. Works showcased at Centre Georges Pompidou, Serralves Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Walhof Museum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and more.

Silvestre Short Film Jury

Escola das Artes Silvestre Award for Best Short Film / 1.000 Euros

© Shinya Kato

Annika Henderson

Anika a.k.a Annika Henderson (D/GB), born 1987 in Woking, UK is a musician, poet, DJ, radio-host and video-director, most known for her 2010 breakthrough album ‘Anika’ (Stones Throw/Invada) with Bristol band Beak>, featuring the Kinks cover of ‘I Go To Sleep’.

Karel Spěšný

Karel Spěšný is the co-founder of the Pragueshorts Film Festival, of which he has been the programme director since then. Currently, as a producer and showrunner, he focuses mainly on the development and production of films and series.

Tomás Paula Marques

Director and visual artist, author of the films IN CASE OF FIRE (2019), BLINDMAN’S BUFF (2021) and DILDOTECTONICS (2023). Her work focuses on issues of gender and sexuality based on historical and sociological research, as well as personal experiences.

IndieMusic Jury

IndieMusic Award / 1.000 Euros

© Estelle Valente

Alex D'Alva Teixeira

Known for his role as lead singer of the Lisbon pop trio D’ALVA and for his sonic adventures as ALGUMACENA. As a musician and composer with an eclectic musical taste, he feels at home in territories as diverse as Boiler Room and Emo Nite.

Lia Pereira

Born in Grande Porto in 1978 and studied Social Communication in Lisbon, where she lives. She has been a member of the BLITZ editorial team since 2006 and also writes for Expresso, whose magazine she coordinates. She also presents the interview podcast Posto Emissor on BLITZ.

© Mariana Castro

Tiago Castro

Programme Director at SBSR Radio. Author of the programme “The Enchanted Forest” (SPA Award for Best Radio Programme 2023). He is also ACID ACID. He has two albums, including the record “JODOROWSKY”, considered by Blitz as one of the 50 best national records of 2020.


International Amnesty Jury

International Amnesty Award / 1.500 Euros

Árvore da Vida Jury

Árvore da Vida Award for Best Portuguese Film / 2.000 Euros

Pedro Mexia

Poet and essayist.

Rui Martins


Mutim Jury


Award to the short film from Novíssimos section that best contributes to a non-stereotypical cinematic imaginary in Portuguese cinema. / 250 Euros

Joana de Sousa


Pocas Pascoal


Teresa Vieira


Queer Art Lab Jury

Queer Art Lab Award

This award honors the film, from MEDIA countries, that captures the essence of diversity and authenticity within the LGBTQI+ community, challenging stereotypes and promoting empathy and understanding. / 1.000 Euros

Daniel Sea

Artist, actor and musician

Sol Duarte

artistic worker, antifascist, transmasculine

Schools Jury

Schools Award for Best Portuguese Short Film

Catarina Tavares

CED D. Maria Pia – Casa Pia de Lisboa

Melissa Silvestre

Escola Artística António Arroio

Rodrigo Pereira

Escola Secundária Gil Vicente

Universities Jury

Universities Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film

Beatriz Maciel

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Beatriz Mourão

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Maria João Poiares

ESEL – Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa


Audience Award for Best Feature Film / 1.000 Euros

Audience Award for Best Short Film / 750 Euros

IndieJúnior Audience Award / 500 Euros

International Competition, National Competition, Brand New, Smart7, Silvestre, IndieMusic, IndieJunior, Mouth of Madness, Rizhome