31 August – 2 September 2020, online

In 2020, as a result of the global covid-19 pandemic, the industry platform takes place online.

The live pitching session of the Portuguese Film Fund and Cine Cerca will take place on September 1st, 2pm (GMT+1) on Zoom and is open to all interested professionals regardless of being accredited in the industry events of IndieLisboa. Registrations are now open here.

The details of the films and projects are available on the industry booklet.

Lisbon Screenings

The Lisbon Screenings, organized by Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency, is an activity that aims to give visibility to upcoming Portuguese cinema. Concentrating films, producers, directors and international decision makers in one place, the screenings will present a selection of new titles, short and feature films, to directors and programmers of festivals, invited exclusively for the event.

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Portuguese Film Fund 

Created in 2011, the Portuguese Film Fund is a complementary tool to support the post-production of Portuguese films. The teams behind the nine selected projects will appear before an international jury during IndieLisboa to carry on a pitch that will help to define who will take home the awards, namely: financial aid of €1.500 (School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal (Porto)), sound post-production services (Digital Mix Music and Image), €6.000 for the creation of original music (GDA Foundation), and colour grading services (The Yellow Color).

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Cine Cerca

IndieLisboa joins the first edition of the initiative by integrating the four selected creators in its industry activities with the aim of promoting opportunities for co-production, financing, artistic collaboration and international circulation of their projects currently under development.

Selected projects

Jugend – The Youth
Mariana Gaivão, feature, documentary, Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic, production: Primeira Idade

Louise and Her Mother
Agnès Merlet, feature, fiction, animation, France, co-production: Amorce Films

Maxime Martinot, feature, fiction, France, Portugal

The Tuber
Lucas Camargo de Barros, feature, fiction, Brazil, production: Fratura Filmes

Mariana Gaivão
Born in Lisbon. She studied Photography at Ar.Co, Directing at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School and began her career as a film editor. Her first short, Solo, was awarded Best Short Film at the FNC. Her new short film Ruby was awarded Best Director at Curtas Vila do Conde and premiered at IFFR.

Agnès Merlet
Studied Fine Arts and at IDHEC. Her fifth short Poussière d’étoiles won the Prix Jean Vigo. Her first feature, Le fils du requin won a European Film Award. The biopic Artemisia (nominated for the Golden Globes in 1998) was followed by two genre films shot in English, Dorothy Mills and Hideaways. She is currently developing two films.

Maxime Martinot
French director, editor and writer. After his cinema studies in Paris 8, he works between Paris, Nantes, Lisbon and Brittany. His first feature film Trois contes de Borges won two prizes at FIDMarseille and was released in French theatres in 2018. His short film essay Histoire de la Révolution won the Best short film award at Entrevues Belfort.

Lucas Camargo de Barros
Working as a filmmaker since 2009, Barros productions were screened in important film festivals around the world. Petit Mal (2018), his feature debut, had its world premiere at the 29th FIDMarseille. He works and lives between Lisbon and São Paulo.

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