LisbonTalks – Universidade Lusófona

Conversations around Portuguese cinema and the festival’s focuses and retrospectives. In this edition, they will be dedicated to film promotion, distribution and exhibition in Portugal. Events around Sarah Maldoror’s cinema will be the only ones happening in-person.

PHYSICAL MEDIA IN THE AGE OF STREAMING, FROM VHS TO PIRACY
English
August 30 at 17:00 |
online via Facebook
The popularity of streaming services has been destroying the “home cinema” market. However, the desire to own the media that one consumes has led to the boom of the vinyl record and film collecting, particularly special boutique editions. It would not be a finished conversation without talking about piracy and film sharing in circles of cinephilia. One has to have taste, and good taste.

Moderated by: Ricardo Vieira Lisboa

THE POWER OF PROGRAMMING: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE APPEARANCE OF MORE INDEPENDENT CINEMAS IN PORTUGAL
English
August 31 at 17:00 | online via Facebook
Art house theatres and the work of film clubs and festivals as alternative exhibition circuits are important for the films they show, both for the audiences they create and nurture and for the inherent dynamization of the areas where they are located. There has never been a greater need for these kinds of theatres than now. How can this expansion be carried through? We will explore spaces in the European context and take the pulse of Portuguese theaters.

Moderated by: José Manuel Damásio

ROUND TABLE “NÉGRITUDE, IDENTITIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS”
Portuguese
September 2 at 17:00 | Mário Soares and Maria Barroso Foundation Gardens
The roundtable Négritude, identities and human rights, promoted by the Mário Soares and Maria Barroso Foundation, recalls structuring topics in Sarah Maldoror’s cinematographic work to discuss the issues of racism and discrimination in Portugal, the hate speeches, the colonial heritage and inequalities in access to democratic participation.

ROUND TABLE “SARAH MALDOROR’S CINEMA” with Annouchka de Andrade
Portuguese
September 3 at 18:00 | Cinemateca Portuguesa Terrace
A roundtable around IndieLisboa 2021’s retrospective. Based on Maldoror’s work, we will reassess and continue her political, social and ethnographic study. Decisive work in the struggles against colonialism and revolutionary movements that aimed to promote black culture. Now more than ever, the previously filmed and discussed topics are still unresolved.

With: Annouchka de Andrade, Maria do Carmo Piçarra, Marta Lança, Raquel Schefer, Joana Ascensão

FEMALE DIRECTORS: SPOTLIGHT ON PORTUGUESE CINEMA
Portuguese
September 4 at 17:00
| Online via Facebook
In 2020, the most discussed and awarded films, nationally and overseas, were directed by two women: Ana Rocha de Sousa’s Listen and Catarina Vasconcelos’ The Metamorphosis of Birds. The Three Female Directorsprogram with films by Sofia Bost, Mariana Gaivão and Leonor Teles and the features Amor Fati by Cláudia Varejão and Listen welcomed the Portuguese audience back to the theaters. It is necessary to keep on working and showcasing the cinema made by women in Portugal.

Moderated by: Mariana Liz

AFTER THE FESTIVAL RUN, WHERE DO SHORT FILMS GO?
English
September 5 at 17:00 | Online via Facebook
There is without a doubt, a challenge in distributing and selling short films and taking them to other audiences that are not the festival-goers, but recent cases in Portugal prove otherwise. We’re talking about the 2017 program Three New Portuguese Shorts and the most recent, Three Female Directors which is being shown outside our country. What future might short films have after or even during their festival run?

Moderated by: Ana David