Nebulae is the industry-oriented project and networking space at Doclisboa.
It is a group of activities, gatherings, opportunities and people for the advancement of the creation, production and dissemination of independent film.

In 2022, Nebulae will take place on-site between the 11th and 16th October.


France - Invited Country

Nebulae welcomes France as the 2022 invited country. With the support of Unifrance, the Festival presents a programme of meetings, networking activities and a pitching session for national projects in development. This year, a selection of five projects from France and three representing the invited countries from the previous [...]


Arché is a space for thinking and creative development, intending to provide tools and moments of reflection and training to new film projects, as well as a platform of contact with international agents of the film industry in an atmosphere of an in-depth work. Arché welcomes 12 film projects from [...]

Jumpgate - Inspiring European producers

Jumpgate is an annual summit taking place in the scope of Nebulae and aimed at European producers from different backgrounds and levels of experience when it comes to non fiction film production. The main goal is to share professional experiences, inspire new ideas, practices and projects, and facilitate encounters, so [...]

State of the Art

Organised in collaboration with Creative Europe Desks, each edition of State of the Art aims at launching a debate on an industry topic, which will be analysed together with experts. In 2022, in collaboration with the Creative Europe Desks from Portugal, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, the topic will be [...]

Filmmaking Seminar

In this edition of the Filmmaking Seminar, once again designed in collaboration with UnionDocs – Center for Documentary Art, we will explore radical filmmaking practices through collectively built research and conversation. The Seminar comprises three sessions, and each encounter will be guided by a critic invited by [...]


Constellations are moments for debating industry topics, as well as matters related to Doclisboa’s programme. A series of encounters ranging from artistic paths to specific professional issues, led by acclaimed and experienced filmmakers and professionals.


Individual meetings for filmmakers and producers to meet with market experts, who can advise them on festivals and distribution strategies.

Video Library

In partnership with Cinando for the third year, the video library is an on-line platform that offers film festivals programmers, distributors, sales agents, exhibitors and press with Nebulae accreditation the chance to watch all films selected for the 20th edition of Doclisboa (with a few exceptions) and special sections from [...]