General Info

When and where will the next festival take place?
The 19th edition of Doclisboa – International Film Festival will take place from Thursday 21st to Sunday 31st October 2021. The Festival will take place in Lisbon, in its usual venues: Culturgest, Cinema São Jorge, Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema and Cinema Ideal.

When will the full programme for the 2021 edition be announced?
The full programme will be announced in October 2021 on this website. Keep checking our news feed, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.

When will ticket sales start?
Tickets will be available in October. Please keep checking our news feed, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.


Are the films subtitled? In which languages?
Besides rare exceptions, all the films in Doclisboa are subtitled in both English and Portuguese when they are not spoken in one of these languages. In that case, they will be either subtitled in English or Portuguese.

Where can I find information about the films?
The final programme will be available online in October with all the information concerning synopsis, credits and other details. You will be also able to check the screenings dates, times and locations on our Programme page as well on the physical Programmes available at different locations throughout Lisbon.


How do I submit my film?
If you want to enter your film, all the necessary information can be found on our Regulations or Submissions page.

My film is still unfinished, can I submit it?
Yes, you can. When you submit, please write to us or indicate on the viewing material (link, file or physical support) that the work is still in progress. Nevertheless, the film needs to be completed to be screened in case of selection. For more information regarding submission, please check our Regulations or Submissions page.