LisbonTalks Universidade Lusófona

Conversations around the diversity of Portuguese cinema and the festival’s focuses and retrospectives. In this edition, dedicated to new trends, sub-genres and ways of making cinema.

2 MON | 4:30PM • Universidade Lusófona • Free Entry • English


This year, WOMEX – an expo that aims to promote creativity and support the role of music cultures – will take place in Lisbon in October. As a warm-up, we jump-start from this year’s IndieMusic programme to talk about music from around the world, interculturalism and how it’s crafted for the big screen. Let’s talk art, history, culture, activism and politics on the beat.

3 TUE | 6:00PM • Esplanada Cinemateca Portuguesa • Free Entry • English

With: Peggy Ahwesh e Lisa Petrucci

Doris Wishman, a counterculture filmmaker from the margins, from independent cinema, IndieLisboa’s 2022 retrospective. Roundtable about her ability to figure female sexuality through sexploitation with the resonance of fear and hostility towards the women of our world, in the patriarchal universe that her films intended to describe as well as work within. Indecent desires or a wake-up call?

4 WED | 4:30PM • Universidade Lusófona • Free Entry • English


As part of the presentation of recently restored copies carried out by FILMar, a project led by the Cinematheque that aims to restore, promote and disseminate filmic heritage related to the sea, let’s talk about the importance of preserving and distributing our cultural heritage. As part of an alternative exhibition circuit, it aims to make known the history of Portuguese cinema and the respective traditions of the sea. A knowledge platform.

5 THU | 10AM • Universidade Lusófona • Free Entry • English


With the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Light Cone, the distributor responsible for the dissemination and preservation of experimental cinema, which this year is the Silvestre Focus of IndieLisboa, we have the presence of the artistic and feminist collective, NEOZOON, at the Festival for a masterclass and conversation.
The topics covered will focus on the work of this collective that jump starts from the appropriation of found footage and digital collage, always weaving a sociomoral commentary on today’s society, inhabiting the fine line of exhibition and movie theatre contexts.

5 THU | 3PM • Culturgest – Sala 2 • English


The line between the movie theater and the gallery space is increasingly blurred. Analog formats developed in a DIY fashion, the amateurism of the handycam, video games, found footage, memes, Instagram filters and TikTok trends are raw material on the editing table that ends up in the works that cohabit both exhibition spaces. Is the way they’re seen different?

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