Opening and Closing Sessions

06 Oct — 21:00
Cinema São Jorge Sala M. Oliveira

Opening Session

One Screening Only


Lula Pena

North Terminal

Lucrecia Martel
15 Oct — 21:00 / 68’
Culturgest Auditório Emílio Rui Vilar

Closing Session

One Screening Only


Acácio de Almeida, Marie Carré


International Competition

12 films, 5 of which world premieres and 6 international premieres, from different places and cultures and with distinct aesthetics. What they share is a generous and emotional approach to the reality around us, be it more personal stories or novel-like narratives.

Portuguese Competition

12 films, 8 of which world premieres, in an encounter between new directors and others whom Doclisboa has presented before. Portuguese cinema challenging itself in investigations on space, time, family, memory and love.


From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon, we leave Dovzhenko’s Earth through poetry in motion. We highlight three films by Vincent Carelli and the way his work brings together Amerindian communities and their images and history. Herzog presents the life of Katia and Maurice Krafft with images of fire. Argonauts such [...]

Heart Beat

The strokes of painter João Ayres and the gestures guided by Pina Bausch. The activism of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. Jazz, funk, Argentinian folklore, heavy metal and German protest songs. The fight in the voice of Fado Bicha or Brazilian artists in Quem tem Medo?. The memories [...]
Eight Deadly Shots

New Visions

“Love, like cinema, cannot exist in the absence of risk”, said filmmaker Elisabeth Perceval. In this section, we present the vertigo of a cinema that takes a chance, questions its limits and relates its history with its future. Éric Baudelaire and Ana Carolina are the invited directors. Life is flooded [...]

Green Years

In the 20th edition of Doclisboa, The Green Years section continues to follow and present the work of upcoming directors from all over Europe. This year, the competition comprises 21 premieres from 13 different countries. We partner with Le Fresnoy – National Studio for Contemporary Arts to present a focus [...]

Cinema of Urgency

Cinema of Urgency continues to be the place of and for an urgent discussion community around images and the pulse of the world. This year, it makes room for the perspectives of children and youths, and it presents us with new narratives about places, experiences and absences. In two sessions, [...]


Lilian M

Retrospective Carlos Reichenbach

In the 1960s, in the middle of the Brazilian military dictatorship, a film movement arose in São Paulo that broke with the narrative, aesthetic and social limits of the time. It was called Cinema of Invention, Cinema Marginal or Udigrudi, and one of its main figures was Carlos Reichenbach (1945-2012).
Black Girl

Retrospective The Colonial Question

Paraphrasing Sartre, a few reflections on the colonial question… in filmmaking. In this case, we stick to recent history, the African continent, and the former Portuguese and French colonies. The starting point is the end of the Algerian War—which symbolises the end of French colonies, skilfully kept under neo-colonial rule—that [...]

Cross-Sectional Competition

New Talent Award

TVCine Channels Award for Best First Feature-Length Film (over 60’) from a selection comprising all sections with the exception of the retrospectives and Cinema of Urgency. 3500€ (includes the acquisition of the television rights for Portugal).

Award for Best Short Film (up to 40’)

The winner will be pre-nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject). Doclisboa – International Film Festival was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to pre-nominate candidates to the Oscars®, thus becoming the only Portuguese festival to take part in the network of Academy-qualified [...]

Healthy Workplaces Film Award

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work Award for Best Feature-Length Film Dealing with Work from a selection comprising all sections with the exception of the retrospectives and Cinema of Urgency. 5000€ [...]

Practice, Tradition and Heritage Award

INATEL Foundation Award for Best Film Dealing with Cultural and Traditional Practices as well as Intangible Cultural Heritage from a selection comprising all sections with the exception of the retrospectives and Cinema of Urgency. 1000€ [...]

Fernando Lopes Award

Midas Filmes and Doclisboa Award for Best Portuguese First Film: 2000€ [...]