Lisbon Screenings – Promoting Portuguese Cinema Worldwide
31 August – 2 September 2020
Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency organizes again, during IndieLisboa, the Lisbon Screenings, an activity that aims to give visibility to Portuguese cinema, concentrating films, producers, directors and international decision makers in one place.
With a focus on the internationalization of Portuguese cinema, Portugal Film promotes all throughout the year several actions (presence in markets, festivals and screenings for the industry) aimed at bringing films to distributors, festivals and local exhibition networks that will show them to an international audience.
The Lisbon Screenings, which will take place at Culturgest on the 31 August, 1 and 2 September, will present a selection of new titles, short and feature films, to directors and programmers of festivals, invited exclusively to these screenings. During three days, professionals from the foreign film industry will be able to watch unreleased Portuguese films selected for their internationalisation potential, so that a consistent path is drawn for each film before the moment of its completion. Many of the films shown in the past editions had their premiere in main festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam, Locarno and Sundance, among others. During the festival, Portugal Film also promotes meetings and networking moments between Portuguese producers, programmers, festival directors.
In 2020, as a result of the global covid-19 pandemic, the Lisbon Screenings will naturally take on a resized dimension. Its format will be adapted as the epidemiological situation evolves and will follow the recommendations of the Portuguese health authorities in place in August 2020.
More information about Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency at www.portugalfilm.org.