From the 23rd of April to the 3rd May, the 12th IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival brings ten days of continuous film sessions to Lisbon’s cinemas.
This year the festival will have two major guest stars: Mia Hansen-Love and Whit Stillman, who will be in Lisbon presenting their work.
The festival is divided into several sections:
International Competition – long and short films consisting of motion pictures that had no previous publicly viewings in Portugal and that were completed in 2014 or 2015.
National Competition – with long and short Portuguese films completed in 2014 or 2015, with preference for those premiered nationally and/or internationally.
Silvestre – it brings together works by young filmmakers and by established authors, with their uniqueness as the starting point and merging the previous sections: Observatório, Cinema Emergente e Pulsar do Mundo.
Novíssimos - a competition dedicated to the discovery of new Portuguese assets, either students of this art or self-taught fearless artists taking their first steps in cinematography.
Indie Junior – this crucial IndieLisboa’s section is dedicated to the younger audience. This year IndieJunior has prepared a special moment in addition to the cinema sessions and workshops for families and schools that take place throughout the festival: a party for all ages on the first Sunday, the 26th of April.
Indie Music – it consists mostly of documentaries on the pop music scene, indie rock and its protagonists.
Director’s Cut – composed of recently restored vintage films, or rediscovered films that reflect on cinema as an artistic expression or its history.
Special Sessions – consisting of renowned filmmakers’ films.
This and much more will be waiting for you, find out here the complete program.