Years running: 20 (since 2003)


Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival.


Doclisboa is a festival dedicated to documentary and to the new possible paths that are being opened for the genre. We are particularly interested on the new modes of relation between the cinematographic and the real, and we are looking for proposals that suppose an implication on the world, facing cinema as a political and artistic practice.


International competition:

  • City of Lisbon award for best feature film,
  • Award for best short film
  • Special Jury Award,
  • Award for best investigation feature film.

New talent:

  • Award for best feature film in international competition, investigation or new visions.

Portuguese Competition:

  • Award for the best feature-length film
  • Award for the best first film
  • Award for the best short film

Universities Award

  • Award for the best feature-length film in the International competition (Schools award),
  • Award for the best feature-length film in the Portuguese Competition.


  • Only films concluded after the 1st September 2021 and never before screened in Portugal are eligible for the competitive categories.

The costs related to sending the copy to Portugal will be borne by the participant. The costs of clearing the film through customs in Portugal, as well as the costs associated with returning the films to their country of origin, will be borne by the festival.

Selection Media Type: online, DVD 

Screening Media Type: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP PAL/NTSC, Digital Beta PAL/NTSC, DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Sérgio Tréfaut
  • Production Manager — Nina Ramos; Wanda Caio




Official Website



Att. Joana Sousa
Doclisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema
Casa do Cinema
Rua da Rosa, nº 277, 2º
1200-385 Lisboa

Phone: +351910951160


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 15, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    May 31, 2022
  • Event Dates
    6 — 16 October 2022
Categories & Fees

Films by Portuguese production or filmmaker.

  • Regular Deadline — free

Open to films of every length, directed by Portuguese filmmakers or with production country Portugal. Section dedicated specially to film students or young authors who are taking the first steps on film direction. World Premiere required.

  • Regular Deadline — €6

Open to films of every length.

  • Regular Deadline — €16
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