Portuguese Film Fund 2020

1-2 May, Culturgest

Created in 2011, the Portuguese Film Fund is a complementary tool to support the post-production of Portuguese films. Previous editions have supported projects by Gabriel Abrantes, Catarina Mourão, André Santos and Marco Leão, Tiago Hespanha, Inês Oliveira, Miguel Nunes, Leonor Noivo among others.

Eligibility conditions
Applicant projects may be short or feature films, regardless of their genre (fiction, documentary, animation or experimental) in the beginning of post-production phase (rough or almost final cut) at the time of application, by Portuguese directors, or by foreigners with permanent residence in Portugal, and with Portuguese production. Applicant projects may have obtained other support (namely ICA, Fundação GDA or others), with a 50% quota guaranteed for low budget projects. For further information, please refer to the Regulations or contact Carlota Gonçalves – fundo@indielisboa.com.


IndieLisboa is joined by the partners Escola das Artes – Universidade Católica Portuguesa no Porto, Fundação GDA, Digital Mix Música e Imagem, The Yellow Color, and Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency which will participate to screen to international programmers and distributors the projects in the work-in-progress phase in the context of the Lisbon Screenings, private screenings of yet unreleased Portuguese films specially organized for these international guests.


a) Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa: financial support in the amount of € 1,500 allocated to a project of any length and type;
b) Digital Mix Música e Imagem: post-production sound services for two films (one feature and one short);
c) Fundação GDA: €6.000 for the creation of original music, awarding one feature film (€4,000) and one short film (€2,000), or, alternatively, three short films (each €2,000);
d) The Yellow Color: two studio days of color grading for a short film, with the payment of the technician(s) to be made at the expenses of the project itself.

Deadlines and procedures
The deadline for applications ended on the 13th March 2020. A committee made up of members from all the partner organisations will choose eight projects, out of all valid applications received. These eight selected projects will be presented before an international jury during IndieLisboa, where the excerpts of the works will be viewed and the teams of each film will perform a pitching.


To be announced

The Portuguese Film Fund will take place on the 1st and 2nd of May, at Culturgest, Sala de Debates. The pitching session on the 2nd of May is open to the general public. The winners will be announced until the following day.

Picture: “Reynard”, by Leonor Noivo.