FAQs

General Info

When and where will the next festival take place?

The 20th edition of Doclisboa – International Film Festival will take place from Thursday 6th to Sunday 16th 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.

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets are on sale from September 13th at Culturgest and Cinema Ideal, September 20th at Cinemateca Portuguesa and September 26th at Cinema São Jorge. The central ticket offices of Culturgest and Cinema São Jorge sell tickets for any session of Doclisboa. In the case of Cinemateca Portuguesa and Cinema Ideal only until the day before the session (on the same day, the ticket must be purchased at the respective box office). You can also buy tickets online here.

Are there any discounts?

Yes. You can find all information about ticket discounts here.

What is a voucher?

You can buy vouchers for 5, 10 or 20 tickets, which gives a discount on the value of each individual ticket. The Doclisboa voucher can be purchased at Culturgest or Cinema São Jorge and is valid for all sessions. The voucher can only be exchanged for tickets to Cinemateca Portuguesa and Cinema Ideal at the central ticket offices and until the day before the session. The voucher allows you to collect more than one ticket for each session, so you can buy vouchers with your friends and go together to the same session!

Programme

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 complete program is available here. You can check the dates, times and venues of the sessions in our online program, as well as in the printed journals available in various locations throughout Lisbon. There are also several activities open to the public, such as talks and workshops, which you can consult here.

Are there activities for children and young people?

There are several cinema sessions that are contextualized by our Educational Project and also DOCS4KIDS workshops for the youngest, whether accompanied by teachers or parents. You can consult all the information here.

Film Submissions

How can I submit my film?

The call for entries for the next edition of Doclisboa will open in January 2023. More information about the registration process will be available here on our website.