The IndieLisboa International Film Festival started this week and will run until September 5th, 2020. This International Film Festival essentially shows work that is out of the regular circulation of films and every year more than 270 films are shown, which attract audiences of film professionals from all over the world.
The 2020 edition is taking place in the usual cinemas: Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinema Ideal and Cinemateca Portuguesa (the sessions at the Cinemateca Portuguesa are subject to change). The sessions that used to be at the Capitólio and Cinemateca Portuguesa gave way to open-air cinema sessions.
The opening session took place at the Cinema de São Jorge, on Avenida da Liberdade.
The competitions feature different works by various artists that you can see here , with specific jurors for each of the competitions:
In the Competição Internacional de Longas-Metragens (International Short Film Competition) the jury is composed of "Caroline Maleville, responsible for the programming of the Cinémathèque Française since 2009, who also organizes regular meetings dedicated to young contemporary filmmaking; Cristina Nord, German film critic, writer and curator, and director of the Berlinale Forum since August 2019; and Mamadou Ba, activist and anti-racist decolonial militant, dedicated to the struggles for human rights of racialized and immigrant people". This is the jury responsible for the award of “O Grande Prémio de Longa-Metragem Cidade de Lisboa”, worth 15,000 Euros and the "TVCine & Séries Special Jury Prize", which is equivalent to the acquisition of the film rights for Portugal".
In the Competição Internacional de Curtas-Metragens(International Short Film Competition), she is part of the jury "Joana Pimenta, Portuguese director, currently acting director of the Film Study Center at Harvard University, and director of studies of the PhD program in Critical Media Practise; Jorge Jácome, film director, his last film Past Perfect (2019) was the winner of the IndieLisboa International Short Film Competition Grand Prize and Best Film at the Hamburg Film Festival; and Nuno Rodrigues, co-founder of Curtas Vila do Conde, and director and coordinator of the Solar Gallery since 2005".
In the Competição Nacional (National Competition), it consists of "Louise Rinaldi, programmer at Premiers Plans-Angers festival since 2019; director and producer Michael Wahrmann; and Núria Cubas, who stands out as a teacher for her regular participation in (R)evoluciones, a course at LAV, AudioVisual Laboratory of Creation and Contemporary Practices".
In the Competição dos Novíssimos (Novíssimos Competition), the jury is formed by "André Miguel Ferreira, who is currently attending the Post-Graduation in Photography and (Post-)Cinema, at NOVA - FCSH, and was the winner of the Novíssimos Competition at the 16th edition of IndieLisboa, in 2019; Felipe Bragança, Brazilian filmmaker, a constant collaborator in film scripts of directors such as Karim Ainouz, Helvécio Marins Jr. This selection of juries awards "The Yellow Color + Portugal Film New Award, worth 2,000 Euros in services + promotion and sale of the winning film".
In the Competição Silvestre (Silvestre Competition), the jury is made up of "Paulo Cunha, professor of cinema at the University of Beira Interior, where he directs a Master's Degree in Cinema, a PhD in Contemporary Studies from the University of Coimbra, and is also a programmer for the Guimarães Cineclub and Curtas Vila do Conde; Marta Lança, journalist, programmer and producer and editor of BUALA, a critical thought portal about the global south, which is currently a PhD student in Artistic Studies at FCSH - UNL; Pedro Borges, who has worked in the film business for thirty years, taking the reins at Midas Filmes since 2006, and at Cinema Ideal since 2014, one of Lisbon's independent cinemas; Alexandra Ramires, who graduated in 2010 in Painting from the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, and has worked regularly in animation cinema since 2009; and the pianist, composer and orchestrator, Filipe Raposo.
In the Competição IndieMusic (IndieMusic Competition), the jury is represented by "director, scriptwriter and composer Joana Barra Vaz; Jorge Ferraz, musician-guitarist, composer and producer, has founded and led some Portuguese underground bands since 1983, with emphasis on "Santa Maria, Gasolina em Teu Ventre!"; and Pedro Azevedo, programmer of the Musicbox, director of the Festival Alestre and DJ in his spare time and, while La Flama Blanca, is the host of the Tropical Ball. There are also unofficial juries, which are partners of the festival, which award prizes according to determined categories and their own criteria, within the IndieLisboa 2020 program".
Besides the program for the grown-ups, on August 29th, Saturday at 3:30pm there will be a special program of IndieJunior-Family Day that counts with a special session of short films - All in Family - in the Grand Auditorium Culturgest. This session of films that gathers family stories, is a special session of short films with voiceover by Pedro Cardoso, which is part of Family Day. The session starts at 3:30pm and lasts until 45′. The festival organization has launched other novelties for this year of 2020 that have already been announced to the public as "A retrospective of the whole work of the Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, a tribute to the 50 years of the Forum section of the Berlinale, the focus of the Silvestre section on the work of the Franco-Senegalese director Mati Diop, and some films featured in the IndieMusic section about great names in music such as Billie Holiday, The Rolling Stones, Charles Aznavour, and much more.
More information about the program, box office and safety and hygiene measures of the festival can be found at www.indielisboa.com.
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